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The Basketball State



Hardwood History

In 1936, Dr. James Naismith, attended the Indiana high school championship game between Frankfort and Fort Wayne Central.  In his first exposure to Hoosier Hysteria, he recalled that the sight of the stadium “packed with fifteen thousand people, gave me a thrill I shall not soon forget.” 

Naismith then told an Indianapolis audience: “Basketball really had its beginning in Indiana which remains today the center of the sport.”  Much of that had to do with the popularity of Indiana's single class high school basketball tournament aptly named, "Hoosier Hysteria". 

Hoosiers deep roots in the game is our identity which makes Indiana the true basketball state. 

Our "Basketball State" vintage t-shirt design is based off the old "Welcome to Indiana" signs across the state.

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