Sport: Indiana-Purdue Deadlock

Of the 500 best basketball players in the U. S., 100 come from Indiana. To that State, flat as a huge gymnasium floor, basketball has an overwhelming, universal appeal, like skiing in Norway, hockey in Canada. In the backyard of almost every Indiana house where children live is a basketball court of some sort, often with bottomless peach baskets instead of nets.

From Indiana high schools, the cream of the U. S. basketball crop is skimmed every year by the Western Conference, still the major league of U. S. college basketball. First pick goes...

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