In this edition of Hoosier Storytime, we get the inside scoop on one of the greatest teams in IU basketball history from one of the greatest examples of player development: Brian Evans.
Brian played on the last few IU teams that were truly at the epicenter of college basketball. He was a redshirt on the 1992 Final Four team and a key rotation piece on the 1993 Elite Eight team that many people think would have won it all were it not for Alan Henderson’s knee injury. We talk at length about what it was like playing with so many great players like Henderson, Calbert Cheaney, Greg Graham, Damon Bailey, etc.
Plus: why Brian wanted to kick the Fab 5’s ass so badly, who from those early 90s teams would win in a shooting contest, and whether or not he felt threatened by Bob Knight’s recruitment of Ivan Renko (or Bob Knight’s offseason threats that there might not be a spot for Evans on the next year’s team).
We also discuss player development in general, the shooting woes of the current program, and what it was like popping his shoulder back into place on the court.
All of that and much more in this edition of Hoosier Storytime.
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