Better in the long run: Humes nearly played for the Pacers, now he ushers for them

Larry Humes had a great career in basketball, earning Mr. Basketball honors out of Madison High School in 1962 and All-America honors at the University of Evansville in 1965 and ’66. He was elected to the Small College Basketball Hall of Fame in May of 2019. But he ran into nothing but disappointment at the professional level, being among the last players cut from the Chicago Bulls and then the Pacers before their inaugural seasonin 1967. Looking back, maybe that was the best thing for him. Today, you can find him ushering games at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, able to reflect on a happy life.

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