(6-27-19) The Indiana Pacers have developed a new You Tube series – We Grow Basketball Here.
The first episode features Blackford High School located in Hartford City, Indiana- The Old Man and the Team–
At Blackford High School, it’s bigger than basketball. The game has unified a community and brought the small Indiana town back to life.
Give the Pacers credit featuring this story to start this new series….it has that “Hoosier‘ movie feel to it….an 83 year old coach Jerry Hoover out of coaching for three years and a home schooled phenom freshman named Luke Brown (many compare to Damon Bailey). Both wind up in Blackford, Indiana, a school that had gone 1-44 the past two seasons.