And I’m a Hoosier

Posted: February 5, 2013 by MissLane8 in IU Mens Basketball
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Who exactly is “that guy” who always gets saved for last on the “I’m a Hoosier” video during IU basketball games?

If you’ve followed Indiana sports for some time now it might seem like a no brainer, but for those of us who threw themselves into the IU community when freshman year rolled around and for all the band wagon fans now that IU Basketball is back, the name Calbert Cheaney probably means nothing.

A Hoosier basketball star from 1989-93, Cheaney returned to the great state of Indiana as the Director of Basketball relations.

cheaney IU player Cheaney IU director

Calbert is known to be one of the best players IU has ever produced. He started his college career with a bang scoring 20 points in the team’s season opener, the only freshman in IU history to do so.

The left handed guard finished out 4 incredible years with two conference titles and 2,618 points to his name. That makes him the all-time leading scorer of not only Indiana, but the entire Big Ten.

Cheaney roster shot

Cheaney was the 6th draft pick and went to the Washington Bullets. His second year there he reached his career high of 16.6 points per game. He played a total of 13 years between several different NBA teams before he declared his retirement.

The Hoosiers were more than happy to welcome him back into Assembly Hall. Last year, the position of assistant coach was opened up to him, but he declined. He says he’s happy with where he is and the timing of the opening just wasn’t right. Either way, it’s safe to say that all the Hoosiers enjoy his presence in Bloomington.

We all have a certain love and respect for what Calbert Cheaney did as a superstar player, and yes, we love that he is still a Hoosier.

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