Basketball

11 with Indiana ties nominated for basketball hall of fame

Purdue coach Gene Keady shouts from the bench during NCAA Southeast Regional semi-final game against Kansas, on Thursday, March 24, 1994, in Knoxville, Tenn. Purdue defeated Kansas 83-78. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan)

Purdue coach Gene Keady shouts from the bench during NCAA Southeast Regional semi-final game against Kansas, on Thursday, March 24, 1994, in Knoxville, Tenn. Purdue defeated Kansas 83-78. (AP Photo/Bob Jordan)

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced its lists of candidates for the 2017 class with several of them owning Indiana ties.

Headlining the list are long-time Purdue coach Gene Keady, who¬†finished his career with a 550-289 record, including six Big Ten regular season titles, and¬†Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw, who has a 736-222 record, spending the last 30 seasons at Notre Dame, where she won the 2001 national title. Long-time Pacers executive Donnie Walsh has also been nominated.

Doyel: Gene Keady spent how much on that combover?!

Among the other candidates with Indiana ties are: Glenn Robinson (Gary, Purdue), Freddie Lewis (Pacers), George McGinnis (Washington, IU, Pacers), Tom Van Arsdale (Manual, IU), Dick Van Arsdale (Manual, IU), Junior Bridgeman (East Chicago), Tim Hardaway (Pacers), and Del Harris (Plainfield High, Earlham).

George McGinnis’ Hall of Fame case