Hoosier Basketball Magazine celebrated 50 years of publication during the 2019-20 basketball season. Hoosier Basketball is a complete report on all high school (boys and girls), college (men and women) and professional (Pacers and Fever) basketball in Indiana. Former publisher Garry Donna, an Indiana Basketball Hall-of-Fame inductee, purchased the rights to Hoosier Basketball Preview in 1970 and began publishing this annual magazine every year up through the 2015-16 issue. Garry passed away in 2017, but the magazine continued on to reach a significant milestone … the 50th anniversary issue published in January of 2020. Later that winter on Monday, February 17, 2020 the Indiana State Senate passed a concurrent resolution recognizing its 50 year history of Indiana high school basketball coverage.
The 2019-20 issue featured a commemorative cover. This special cover encom- passes the Hoosier Basketball Magazine era of Indiana high school basketball. With Garry Donna’s Hall-of-Fame artwork there are 64 images from the past to go along with the top senior players from the class of 2020.
Traditionally Hoosier Basketball Magazine features high school senior boys and girls from every region of the state on its front cover along with a handful of college players as well as an Indiana Pacer and Indiana Fever player each season. For the 2017-18 issue the first publication after Garry Donna’s death Hoosier Basketball Magazine honored him by doing a throw-back nostalgia cover that was a replica of the first magazine that Garry distributed back in 1970-71. Romeo Langford of New Albany replaced the classic image of Peru’s John Garrett.
Please check out the full website including the subscription page where the last three magazines are available for purchase (along with other back issues) including both of the recent special editions. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text (317) 925-8200 for more details regarding Hoosier Basketball Magazine.