As star freshman Cody Zeller leads a resurgence of Indiana basketball, it’s an ideal time to reflect on the extraordinary hoops tradition in Bloomington. The Hoosiers have capitalized on Indiana’s famed high school talent to the tune of five national championships and 53 NBA players.
Clippers fans—and now Hornets fans—are well aware of how good the Hoosiers are at turning out NBA talent, thanks to shooting guard Eric Gordon. The fourth-year pro went from a sizzling one-and-done season at IU to an instant standout who will be key to the latest attempt at reviving the moribund New Orleans franchise.
Read on for a closer look at Gordon and the rest of the 50 greatest players ever to wear an Indiana uniform.