No. 30 favorite Hoosier? 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 30.

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. 30 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.)

Dick Van Arsdale (1962-65)

Greenwood, Indiana forward Dick Van Arsdale ranks 35th on Indiana’s all-time leading scorers list with 1,240 points in just three seasons.

Van Arsdale was a machine from the free throw line averaging 79.3% in his Hoosiers career. It also totaled 719 boards.

Identical twin Tom Van Arsdale played with Dick under former head coach Branch McCracken before the group of twins began long NBA careers.

Selected by the New York Knicks in the second round of the 1965 NBA Draft, Dick was later named to the NBA All-Rookie Team in 1966 along with his twin brother Tom.

Dick spent three seasons with New York before moving to the Phoenix Suns where he played until his retirement in 1977. He was a three-time All-Star still known for his accurate free throw shooting.

Nicknamed the “Original Sun”, Van Arsdale was the team’s color analyst for 15 years before becoming head coach in the 1986-87 season for 26 games after John MacLeod was sacked. Van Arsdale then became vice president of player personnel in 1992, then senior executive vice president in 2004.

Dick Van Arsdale

Collin Hartman (2013-18)

Forward Collin Hartman of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Ind. started 36 of 106 games played for the Hoosiers, scoring 437 points and adding 284 rebounds.

In his sophomore season, Hartman ranked second in the Big Ten in three-point percentage with 47.5%. In Hartman’s first trip to the NCAA Tournament, he contributed 11 points and four rebounds in the Hoosiers’ second-round loss to Wichita State.

The following season, the Hoosiers qualified for the Sweet 16, upsetting No. 4 Kentucky to get there. Indiana fell to No. 1 seed North Carolina 101-86 in coach Tom Crean’s final NCAA Tournament game at Indiana.

Prior to his senior season, Hartman suffered a left knee injury that required surgery and a medical redshirt. Hartman was injury prone and suffered several injuries throughout his career, including a broken right wrist and left leg injury.

The following season in 2017, Hartman returned to the floor for one last hurrah with the Hoosiers.

Collin Hartman

Collin Hartman

Ted Kitchel (1978-83)

Forward Ted Kitchel was a two-time All-American under head coach Bobby Knight and ranks 29th on Indiana’s all-time leading scorers list with 1,336 points.

In his first season, Kitchel played one game before being injured and had to watch his team win the 1979 NIT Tournament Championship against Purdue from the sidelines.

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In the 1979-80 season, the Hoosiers advanced to the Sweet 16, but this time Purdue got revenge by winning 76-69.

Kitchel was named a starter for his remaining three seasons just in time for another banner. Indiana won its fourth NCAA title in 1981 after beating second-seeded North Carolina 63-50 in the championship game.

Kitchel led the team with an average of 19.6 points his junior season and ranked second to Randy Wittman with an average of 17.3 points his senior season. Kitchel helped lead the Hoosiers to two more tournament appearances both seasons and was named All-American and All-Big Ten for both years.

After college, Kitchel was selected as the 41st overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1983 NBA Draft. He did not make the final roster and continued to play professionally in Italy.

Ted Kitchel

Ted Kitchel

Matt Roth (2008-12)

Washington, Illinois native Matt Roth is known for his dynamite three-point shot that started his freshman season at Indiana. The guard tied for team leader in long-range shooting with 37.3 percent and ranked eighth in the league in three-point shooting.

Roth played the first two games of his sophomore season before suffering a season-ending foot injury in training, but returned for his junior and senior seasons with his hand as hot as ever. During his 2011-12 senior season, Roth shot a Big Ten record 54.5 percent from beyond the arc, which ranked second all-time at Indiana.

That season, the Hoosiers advanced to the Sweet 16, but No. 1-seeded Kentucky sent Indiana home after a 102-90 loss.

In 2022, Roth was named head basketball coach at Blackhawk Christian School in Fort Wayne, Ind.

Matt Roth

Matt Roth

Indiana’s all-time number 26

Here are all the players who have worn No. 26 at Indiana:

  • Richard Westlake — (1945-46)
  • Tom Moter — (1938-41)

Indiana’s all-time number 27

Here are all the players who have worn #27 at Indiana:

  • Gene Turner — (1944-46)
  • Hal driver — (1940-42)

Indiana’s all-time number 28

Here are all the players who have worn No. 28 at Indiana:

  • Guillaume Torphy — (1939-40)
  • Marv Huffman — (1938-40)

Indiana’s all-time number 29

Here are all the players who have worn number 29 at Indiana:

  • Charles Radcliffe — (1944-46)
  • Ed Murray — (1944-45)
  • Robert Menke — (1938-41)

No. 30 all-time in Indiana

Here are all the players who have worn number 30 at Indiana:

  • Collin Hartman — (2013-18)
  • Matt Roth — (2008-12)
  • Kory Barnet — (2008-12)
  • Mike White — (2006-08)
  • william joy — (1997-99)
  • Michael Hermon — (1994-95)
  • Todd Leary — (1989-94)
  • Todd Meier — (1983-87)
  • Ted Kitchel — (1978-83)
  • John Kamstra — (1972-75)
  • Jim Harris — (1967-71)
  • Rich Schrumpf — (1965-68)
  • Dick Van Arsdale — (1962-65)
  • Gordon Mickey — (1959-62)
  • Lee Aldridge — (1956-59)
  • Charles Hodson — (1954-57)
  • Paul Poff — (1952-55)
  • Ivrin Leary — (1943-44)
  • Herm Schäfer — (1939-41)
  • Ralph Dorsey — (1937-40)

Vote for your favorite number 30 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 30.

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