Favorite Hoosier No. 20? Picking Indiana’s Favorite Basketball Players, One Number at a Time

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Welcome to our summer series where Hoosier basketball fans can vote for their favorite Indiana players to wear each number. Today, we resume with all the best to wear the number 20.

Favorite Hoosier?

Each day we’re going to give you four picks along with a short player bio to choose your favorite Hoosier who wore a certain number.

Here are your four No. 20 jersey picks in alphabetical order so we don’t show bias. Be sure to take the poll below via Twitter.

(Editor’s note: We’ll be taking results for 48 hours on the poll, then sharing the results on this story the next day, so check back regularly to see the results.)

Ricky Calloway (1985-88)

Cincinnati, Ohio guard/forward Ricky Calloway left Indiana to put himself in the record books and now holds the 50th spot in all-time leading scorer for the program with 1,531 points. A machine on the boards, he totaled 528 rebounds and also had 286 assists.

Calloway appeared in the NCAA Tournament in all three seasons he played at Indiana, including the 1987 title game where Indiana defeated Syracuse to win the Hoosiers’ fifth overall title and the former coach’s third. -Chief Bob Knight.

After college, Calloway played one season for the Sacramento Kings from 1990 to 1991.

Ricky Calloway

Greg Graham (1989-93)

Indianapolis native Greg Graham also left his offensive mark on the Hoosiers by becoming the 14th all-time leading scorer with 1,590 points, just three points behind Scott May.

It’s no surprise that the keeper shot 51.4% from the field and 43.9% from three. He also made excellent defensive efforts with 412 rebounds.

Graham made the NCAA tournament all four seasons with the Hoosiers, the best season being in 1992. Indiana faced Duke in the Final Four but lost 81-78 to the Blue Devils.

Graham and his fellow Hoosiers also made waves in the Big Ten by winning the regular season crown in the 1990-91 and 1992-93 seasons.

After his career at Indiana, Graham was selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round as the 17th overall pick in the 1993 NBA draft. He played five NBA seasons with different teams.

Greg Graham

Greg Graham

AJ Ratliff (2004-08)

Indianapolis guard AJ Ratliff played under former head coach Mike Davis for two seasons, giving his coach one final NCAA Tournament appearance in 2006 before falling to Gonzaga in the second round.

For Ratliff’s junior season, new head coach Kelvin Sampson was hired. The Hoosiers entered the tournament again but were eliminated in the second round by UCLA.

As if Ratliff and company haven’t been through enough coaching swaps, here’s another one. Dan Dakich served as interim coach after Sampson was fired in February 2008. Dakich coached the Hoosiers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, but Indiana lost to 9th seed Arkansas.

AJ Ratliff

AJ Ratliff

Bobby Wilkerson (1973-76)

A native of Anderson, Ind., guard/forward Bobby Wilkerson was part of former head coach Bob Knight’s early days of training in Indiana.

During his career, Wilkerson shot 45.8 percent from the field and 61.2 percent from the free throw line, scoring 582 total points for the Hoosiers.

Wilkerson was part of Knight’s first NCAA Tournament championship and the Hoosiers’ third in the 1976 season when Indiana beat Michigan 86-68.

Wilkerson played in the NBA for seven seasons with four different teams following his success as a Hoosier.

Bobby Wilkerson

Bobby Wilkerson

Honorable mentions:

The No.20 jersey has other highlights as well. Here’s a shorter blurb on a few more Hoosiers to sport the 20.

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Jim Thomas (1979-83)

Jim Thomas, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was the sixth man on former head coach Bobby Knight’s 1981 NCAA Tournament Championship team.

Thomas made the Final Four All-Tournament squad after his nine boards he came off the bench in the title game. Indiana defeated North Carolina 63-50 for its fourth NCAA title and Knight’s second as a Hoosier.

Jim Thomas

Jim Thomas

Sherron Wilkerson (1993-96)

Sherron Wilkerson, a native of Jeffersonville, Indiana, started in 25 of the Hoosiers’ 45 games with 217 points. The Hoosiers made the NCAA Tournament all three seasons Wilkerson played in Indiana.

In the 1994 tournament, Indiana was a No. 5 seed and qualified for the Sweet 16 after upsetting Temple, but eventually Boston College would send the Hoosiers home.

Wilkerson is now the head basketball coach at his alma mater, Jeffersonville High School, since May 2022.

Sherron Wilkerson

Sherron Wilkerson

Indiana’s all-time number 20

Here are all the players who have worn number 20 at Indiana:

  • De’Ron Davis — (2106-20)
  • Jordan Fuchs — (2014-16)
  • Taylor Wayer — (2010-14)
  • Nick Williams — (2008-09)
  • AJ Ratliff — (2004-08)
  • Andre Owens — (2000-01)
  • Sherron Wilkerson — (1993-96)
  • Greg Graham — (1989-93)
  • Rick Calloway —(1985-88)
  • Jim Thomas — (1979-83)
  • Bill Cunningham — (1976-78)
  • Bobby Wilkerson — (1973-76)
  • Frank Wilson —(1970-73)
  • Mike Niles — (1967-70)
  • Mike Bedree — (1966-67)
  • Gary Tofil —(1964-65)
  • Jack Campbell — (1963-64)
  • David Granger — (1960-63)
  • Al Schlegelmilch — (1957-60)
  • jerry schofield — (1956-57)
  • Jim Barley —(1953-56)
  • Goethe’s Rooms — (1952-53)
  • ward williams — (1942-43)
  • jack stevenson — (1938-40)
  • Abbot Lyman — (1936-38)
  • warren tucker — (1932-33)

We skipped numbers 13-19, but wanted to list them all anyway. Take a walk down memory lane and tell us your favorites!

No. 13 all-time in Indiana

Here are all the players who have worn number 13 at Indiana:

  • Juwan Morgan — (2015-19)
    • Morgan finished his Indiana career as the 24th all-time leading scorer with 1,374 points. He has since been boosted to No. 25. Morgan was also named the team’s captain during his senior season and has since played for various NBA and NBA G League teams.
  • Austin Etherington — (2011-14)
  • Taylor Wayer — (2010-14)
  • Jamarcus Ellis — (2007-08)
  • Dan Pricket — (1960-61)
  • Bob Reinhart — (1957-60)
  • Charlie Brown (1955-56)
  • Charles Krak — (1952-54)
  • Sam Esposito — (1951-52)
  • Richard Baumgartner — (1950-55)
  • Al Kravolansky — (1944-47)
  • Jim Ooley — (1937-40)
  • William Squier — (1936-37)
  • Willie Silberstein — (1935-37)
  • Glendon Hodson — (1930-33)
  • James Gill — (1926-30)

No. 14 all-time in Indiana

Here are all the players who have worn number 14 at Indiana:

  • Nathan Childress — (2019-22)
  • Magnus Pelkowski — (1984-89)
  • Gene Demaree — (1962-63)
  • Paxton Lumpkin — (1955-56)
  • James Fields — (1952-53)
  • Phil Byer — (1952-55)
  • Hal Summers — (1949-51)
  • Harlan sturgeon — (1948-49)
  • ward williams — (1946-48)
  • Jim Stepler — (1945-46)
  • Marion Fin — (1944-45)
  • Bob Rowland — (1943-44)
  • Irv Swanson — (1940-43)
  • Fred Fechtman (1933-37)
  • Floyd Henry (1932-33)
  • Halary Sawicki — (1931-33)

No. 15 all-time in Indiana

Here are all the players who have worn number 15 at Indiana:

  • Sebastian Scott — (2020-22)
  • Adrian Chapman — (2019-20)
  • Zach McRoberts — (2015-19)
  • Harrison Niego — (2015-16)
  • Devin Davis — (2013-15)
  • Raphael Smith — (2011-13)
  • Bawa Muniru — (2009-10)
  • Mike Davis Jr. — (2005-06)
  • Scott May Jr. — (2001-02)
  • Gary Long — (1958-61)
  • Sam Gee — (1955-58)
  • Neal Skeeter — (1953-55)
  • William Ditius — (1952-53)
  • Frank O’Bannon — (1949-50)
  • Bob Armstrong — (1947-49)
  • Ray Bradenburg — (1943-45)
  • Roy Kilby — (1941-43, 1945-46)
  • Peter Grant — (1937-38)
  • Charles Mendel- (1935-37)
  • John Hobson — (1935-36)
  • Victor Dauer — (1929-32)
  • John Leonard — (1926-28)
  • Harold Anderson — (1926-27)

No. 16 all-time in Indiana

Here are all the players who have worn number 16 at Indiana:

  • Don Luft — (1949-51)
  • Stuart Chestnut — (1947-49)
  • Louis Amaya — (1945-46)
  • Louis pacifiers —(1944-45)
  • John Crouch — (1943-44)
  • warren lewis — (1941-43)
  • James Clifton — (1939-40)
  • Russell Clifton — (1938-39)
  • Greg Rick — (1937-38)
  • Ernie Andres — (1937-39)
  • carol brooks — (1935-36)
  • Ray Dauer — (1931-33)

No. 17 all-time in Indiana

Here are all the players who have worn number 17 at Indiana:

  • Bob Dobson — (1950-52)
  • Marvin Christie — (1949-50)
  • John Wallace — (1945-48)
  • Jim Powers — (1945-46)
  • George Laughter — (1944-45)
  • ralph hamilton — (1941-43, 1946-47)
  • Robert Gvin — (1941-42)
  • Willie Silberstein — (1935-37)
  • Roger Ratliff — (1935-38)
  • William Cordell — (1931-33)
  • Leonard Miller — (1929-30)

Indiana’s all-time number 18

Here are all the players who have worn number 18 at Indiana:

  • Jack McDermond — (1950-51)
  • Tom Schwartz — (1947-50)
  • Charles Leedke — (1944-45)
  • Ed Denton — (1940-43)
  • Cliff Wiethoff — (1939-41)
  • Jim Lettellier — (1938-39)
  • Ed page — (1937-38)
  • Woodrow Dam — (1931-34)
  • Carl Eber — (1929-30)
  • Leonard Miller — (1928-30)
  • Charles Benzel — (1924-28)

Indiana’s all-time number 19

Here are all the players who have worn number 19 at Indiana:

  • Jim Schooley — (1950-53)
  • Charley Meyer — (1947-50)
  • Sam Young — (1942-44)
  • Ed Newby — (1939-40)
  • Dale Kind — (1937-39)
  • Jacob Betz — (1929-31)

Vote for your favorite number 20 on Twitter

You will be able to vote on Twitter for your favorite player with each number. Here is the link to today’s poll for issue 20.

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