Indiana hoops hall features NCC history


A red Huntington North High School blazer (right) is on display in a new exhibit chronicling the proud basketball tradition of the North Central Conference at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle. Photo provided.

The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, in New Castle, has unveiled a new exhibit featuring the strong state tournament tradition and history of boys' basketball in the North Central Conference (NCC).

Huntington North High School, which has been a member of the NCC only since 2003, is included in the exhibit - largely through the efforts of Huntington resident Marvin Tudor, a former teacher, coach and principal and currently the president of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.

Tudor, the boys' basketball coach at Huntington North from 1967 to 1978, donated a red blazer that is displayed in the HNHS section of the exhibit. Tudor says that this variety of blazer was worn by players and coaches during his tenure as coach at Huntington North.

Tudor says he has not yet had a chance to tour the new exhibit, but highly recommends checking out the Hall of Fame to any basketball fans.

"Anybody who's a basketball fan could easily spend three or four hours there," he says.

The NCC was founded in the spring of 1926 and, for the next 71 seasons, NCC member schools accumulated far more postseason success and championships than any other conference in the state, including 25 state championship victories and 20 Mr. Basketball winners.

The display features pieces of memorabilia, including photos of state championship teams, from each of the 13 past and present member schools of the NCC and displays the boys' basketball successes of each school.

The exhibit will remain on display through summer 2013. The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame museum is located in New Castle.

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A red Huntington North High School blazer (right) is on display in a new exhibit chronicling the proud basketball tradition of the North Central Conference at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle. The blazer was donated to the hall of fame by Marvin Tudor, the coach of the boys' basketball team at Huntington North from 1967 to 1978, and is the kind players and coaches wore during his tenure with the program.