Approaching a 5-week countdown to Indiana basketball starting the 2022-23 season, we take a look at the number 37 spot on my top 40 all-time Hoosiers list.
Many players on the top 40 all-time list have a lot to do with winning and leading a strong team. This next player on the list had an incredible senior season and earned himself part of the legacy in Bloomington because of his leadership of a Big Ten championship team and point guard duties with some other players that will appear on the list later down the line.
Top 40 Indiana basketball players of all-time
Indiana basketball career stats: 12.0 PPG, 2.3 APG, 1.1 STL, 43.9 3P%
The highlight of Greg Graham‘s college career for Indiana basketball came when he scored 22 points in the 1993 Elite Eight against Kansas, and earlier that season, he scored 32 points against Michigan State to secure another Big Ten title for Bob Knight and the Hoosiers. In his senior season, Graham was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and was given first team All-Big Ten honors.
Although he only really played at a high level in his junior and senior seasons, Graham ranks in the top 10 in the following categories:
Games played – 132 (tied for 5th)
Free throws made – 468 (4th)
Free throws attempted – 611 (5th)
Steals – 151 (4th)
Graham only started 30+ games once in a single season in his final year in Bloomington, where he led a star-studded Hoosiers group with Calbert Cheaney, Alan Henderson, and Damon Bailey in steals, free throws, and three-point shooting, along with averaging 16.5 points, second behind Calbert Cheaney.