Indiana basketball all-time Bob Knight team: Power Forward
A very impactful frontcourt weapon in the early 90s, Alan Henderson was a high school star in Indianapolis before arriving on campus back in 1991. He was a top-level rebounder and shot blocker in his four seasons with the Hoosiers and helped lead the program to another Final Four during his freshman season.
One of the best rebounders in Big Ten history, Henderson averaged a double-double as a junior and was just under 9 rebounds a game for his entire career. As a senior, he won several honors for a season in which he averaged 23.5 points and 9.7 rebounds per game. Years later, Henderson still remains near the top of the Hoosiers’ all-time leaderboards in points, rebounds, steals, and blocks.
Knight coached a number of successful frontcourt players in his 29 years in Bloomington, but Brian Evans stands out as one of the best power forwards. On campus between 1992 and 1996, he wasn’t around for the best years for the Hoosiers, contributing as a reserve on an Elite Eight team as a freshman.
He developed into a star by the end of his collegiate career. As a senior, Evans averaged 21.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game and was named Big Ten Player of the Year. Evans was the top scorer in the Big Ten during that final season and was also a Third Team All-American. He wasn’t a champion and isn’t as widely remembered as some of these names, but Evans was quite important for Hoosiers basketball in the 90s.