Indiana basketball all-time Bob Knight team: Shooting Guard
Decades before a long head coaching career, Steve Alford was a monumental weapon for the Hoosiers in the mid-’80s. He was Indiana Mr. Basketball way back in 1983 and emerged as one of the best scorers in the history of Indiana basketball.
Alford was twice named a First Team All-American, averaging greater than 22 points a game as both a junior and senior. He was also the Big Ten’s MVP as a senior and led the Hoosiers to their fifth national championship. On that title run, he had a 33-point performance against UNLV, and he led the Big Ten in 3-pointers that season as well, the first year with the 3-point line.
Decades before a long coaching career, Mike Woodson was another high-volume shooter for the Hoosiers, playing for Knight in the late ’80s. The current head coach of the Hoosiers, Woodson’s career was unfortunately sandwiched between two championship seasons, but he was still very impactful at Indiana.
Woodson averaged greater than 18 points per game in every collegiate season, peaking as a junior by averaging 21.0 points and 5.7 rebounds a game. That season saw him earn All-American honors while leading the Hoosiers to an NIT title. Woodson missed several weeks with a back injury as a senior, but still left behind quite the legacy on the court with the Hoosiers.