Jon McGlocklin

  • IU basketball
  • He was the “third twin” at Indiana when he teamed with the Van Arsdale twins, Tom and Dick. They made for three 6-5ish guys from Indiana who were similar in nature and playing styles, and would go on to have long NBA playing careers.

    You’d think a college team like that would be really good, and the Hoosiers were – for awhile. They were undefeated as seniors in non-conference play, but finished 9-5 and fourth in the Big Ten. The breaking point was a one-point double-overtime loss to No. 1 Michigan, in which they blew a seven-point lead with 1:05 left in regulation. That wasn’t easy to do in the era before the shot clock and three-point line, but missed foul shots and turnovers can have tragic consequences.

    McGlocklin averaged 17.2 points as a senior and was a third-round draft pick – the 24th overall selection – in the 1965 NBA draft. He played 11 seasons in the NBA, with the highlights of being voted to the All-Star game in 1969 and starting on Milwaukee’s championship team in 1971. He’s a local icon now, having worked as the color analyst for the Bucks’ televised games since he retired in 1976.

    First aired 2012

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