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Indiana Basketball Hall Of Fame Inducts “Hoosiers” Creators

Writer Angelo Pizzo and Director David Anspaugh will receive their inductions for contributions to Indiana high school basketball.

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The creators of the classic basketball film "Hoosiers" will be inducted Wednesday into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

The creators of the classic basketball film “Hoosiers” will be inducted Wednesday night  into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

Writer Angelo Pizzo and Director David Anspaugh will receive their inductions and the St. Vincent Health Silver Medal for contributions to Indiana high school basketball.

Pizzo says the irony that he‘s being inducted into a basketball hall of fame while never being great at basketball himself is not lost on him.

“In fact, I never made my varsity team in basketball,” Pizzo says. “I suppose if I had and had an outstanding career, maybe I wouldn‘t have ever written about basketball.”

Pizzo says he was extremely surprised and pleased to get the news of his induction into the hall of fame, the opening of which he attended in 1962.

Pizzo and Anspaugh will join 15 other men who will be inducted including 1980 Indiana Mr. Basketball winner Jim Master and 1981 winner Dan Palombizio.

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