Former IU All-American Dr. Steve Green Visits Tom Crean Basketball Camp
July 2, 2008
Bloomington, Indiana - Former IU All-American Dr. Steve Green was a visitor to the Tom Crean Basketball camp on Wednesday and talked to campers for more than 30 minutes about how his life was shaped by his career in basketball and his experience at IU.
Green, a dentist in Indianapolis, is one of several former players who have spoken to campers and current IU players including Kent Benson, Kyle Hornsby, John Laskowski, Damon Bailey, Todd Leary, Dr. Steve and Adam Ahlfeld, Tom Abernethy and Chris Reynolds.
A native of Sellersburg, he was an All-American in 1974 and 1975 and averaged 16.6 points as a junior and 16.7 as a senior. He is 25th on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,265 points.
Green touched on several things including:
He was five when he first went to Branch McCracken's Basketball Camp and actually lied about his age so he could go to the event at Lake James in Angola.
Talked about his father being a basketball coach and how basketball was such a big part of his life since he was four or five.
Moved up a grade to start school and came to IU at age 17.
Said his experience in basketball was all he needed to be successful in life.
Told the campers what you learn on a team will stay with you forever.
Remembered it wasn't until the team went to the Final Four against UCLA that they appeared on national television.
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