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 in 1962 and All-American honors at Evansville in 1965 and ’66. 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. 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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