Rushville Republican


December 3, 2013

HOF announces 2014 men's class

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Directors announces the 2014 Mens’ Induction Class to be honored on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

The list of honorees includes Rushville’s Jack Cross, a 1951 graduate.

Cross was the South Central Conference’s leading scorer in football and basketball while a senior at Rushville. A three-sport athlete at Ball State University, he coached at Dunkirk and Bluffton high schools for a total of 15 seasons, winning six sectionals and one regional championship. He resides in Bluffton.

Cross is joined in the Hall of Fame class by (name, high school and graduation year) Orsten Artis, Gary Froebel in 1962; Tom Chilton, Austin in 1956; Tom DeBaets, South Bend LaSalle in 1968; David Gadis, Pike in 1980; Les Habegger, Berne in 1943; William Harmon, Jennings County in 1973; Art Musselman, Huntington in 1956; Bill Russell, Columbus in 1963; Ron Smith, Elkhart Memorial in 1974; Jack Waters, Madison in 1957; and Paul Weekley (deceased), Oblong (Illinois) in 1932.

The recipient of this year’s Silver Medal, which includes Hall of Fame induction, is former Taylor University head coach Paul Patterson.

The Centennial Award, created three years ago to recognize those who contributed to Indiana high school basketball more than 100 years ago, goes to Lowell “Pug” Dale (deceased) of Lebanon, who was a member of the Tigers’ 1912 state champions.

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