John Gant

 

John Gant

High School: Franklin 1922

College: FRANKLIN COLLEGE 1926

Inducted 1967

Two years of professional basketball with Firestone ... Played for Hall of Famer 'Griz' Wagner at both Franklin High School and Franklin College ...  3-year high school record was 89-8 ... state titles in 1920, '21 and '22 ... his .396 shooting percentage was tourney's best in '22 ... leading scorer in state one season ... winning ways continued at Franklin College ... 2 state titles, giving 'Johnny' 5 straight state championships ... also 5 straight All-State selections ... during one stretch, his college team won 77 and lost 1 professional basketball ... 2 years with Firestone.

John Gant


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