Top 20 Indiana basketball players of all-time

Former Indiana Hoosiers head coach Bob Knight . (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)
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Brian Evans (50) of Terre Haute South holds off Brebeuf’s Alan Henderson /

Indiana basketball career stats: 16.0 PPG, 8.8 RPG, 1.2 STL, 1.7 BLK, 54.6 FG%, 124 GP

Alan Henderson averaged 20.6 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals, and 2.0 blocks in his final two seasons for Indiana basketball. His senior season was one for the record books as he was named to the First Team All-Big Ten, ranked in the top two in the Big Ten in total points scored (729), total rebounds (302), and total blocks (64).

In the 1994 NCAA Tournament, Henderson exploded with a 34-point and 13-rebound performance, to go along with two blocks and a steal in the first round against Ohio. Though he didn’t perform quite as well in the following games, Henderson averaged 19.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals, and 2.5 blocks in his last four NCAA Tournament games.

Alan Henderson has one of the all-time best careers in Indiana basketball history and is ranked in the top 10 in the following statistical categories for career and single-season numbers:

  • Points: 1,979 (7th)
  • Field goals made: 763 (4th)
  • Field goal attempts: 1,413 (7th)
  • Field goal percentage: 54.0% (6th)
  • Free throws made: 447 (5th)
  • Free throw attempts: 692 (2nd)
  • Total rebounds: 1,091 (1st)
  • Steals: 148 (5th)
  • Steals per game: 1.2 (10th)
  • Blocks: 213 (2nd)
  • Blocks per game: 1.7 (5th)
  • Points (single season): 729 (5th)
  • Points per game (single season): 23.5 in 1994-95 (9th)
  • Field goals made (single season): 284 in 1994-95 (4th)
  • Field goal percentage (single season): 59.7% in 1994-95 (4th)
  • Total rebounds (single season): 308 in 1993-94 (9th) & 302 in 1994-95 (10th)
  • Blocks per game (single season): 2.1 in 1994-95 (9th)

After leaving quite a mark on the Indiana basketball program, Henderson got drafted 16th overall by Atlanta in the 1995 NBA Draft and spent 12 seasons in the NBA with four different teams. He predominantly played for the Hawks (nine seasons), where he averaged 9.4 points and 5.5 rebounds in 485 games.