Hickory Honoree Crispus Attucks Honored at Halftime

February 24, 2016 - At halftime of the Pacers-Knicks game on Wednesday night, the Pacers honored the legacy of Crispus Attucks High, whose teams in the 1950's broke color barriers both for Indiana and for the nation as a whole.

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Hickory Honoree Crispus Attucks Honored at Halftime

February 24, 2016 - At halftime of the Pacers-Knicks game on Wednesday night, the Pacers honored the legacy of Crispus Attucks High, whose teams in the 1950's broke color barriers both for Indiana and for the nation as a whole.
Feb 24, 2016  |  03:04

Oscar Robertson Joins FSI Broadcast (Segment 1)

February 24, 2016 - Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson joins FOX Sports Indiana's Quinn Buckner and Chris Denari during the Pacers-Knicks telecast to discuss his Crispus Attucks teams. (Video courtesy of FOX Sports Indiana)
Feb 24, 2016  |  05:04

Oscar Robertson Joins FSI Broadcast (Segment 2)

February 24, 2016 - Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson joins FOX Sports Indiana's Quinn Buckner and Chris Denari during the Pacers-Knicks telecast to discuss the evolution of the NBA. (Video courtesy of FOX Sports Indiana)
Feb 24, 2016  |  06:06

Bill Hampton Halftime Interview

February 24, 2016 - FOX Sports Indiana's Jeremiah Johnson visits with Bill Hampton from the 1955 Crispus Attucks state champions at halftime of the Hickory game between the Pacers and Knicks. (Video courtesy of FOX Sports Indiana)
Feb 24, 2016  |  02:41

Denari Visits with Crispus Attucks Trio

February 24, 2016 - FOX Sports Indiana's Chris Denari visits with Willie Merriweather, Bill Hampton, and John Gipson from Crispus Attucks' 1955 and '56 state championship teams. (Video courtesy: FOX Sports Indiana)
Feb 24, 2016  |  04:21

Wednesday's Hickory Honoree: Crispus Attucks

by Greg Rappaport
Pacers.com Writer
@Greg_Rappaport

On Wednesday evening, Pacers Sports & Entertainment honored the legendary Crispus Attucks teams as a Hickory night honoree.

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Attucks captured the state championship in 1955, '56, and '59. The 1955 team is of high historical importance, since it was the first all-black school to win the Indiana high school basketball championship. In fact, it is believed that Attucks may have been the first all-black high school to win an open championship in the country. The team is of course widely known for the Hall-of-Fame career by Oscar Roberton that followed the state championships, but the group was far more than just one player. There was John Gipson, Stanford Patton, Sam Milton, Bill Hampton, Hallie Bryant, Willie Gardner and their driven coach, Ray Crowe (whose brother George Daniel Crowe was a Hickory Honoree earlier this season).

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IHSAA State Basketball Finals, 1956, Crispus Attucks vs Lafayette