Alfred Smith

 

Alfred Smith

High School: Thorntown 1915

College: PURDUE UNIVERSITY 1919

Inducted 1976

A 4-yr starter at Thorntown High School...in 1915 scored 19 points in school's 35-10 state championship victory over Montmorenci ...All-State ...averaged over 20 points a game in his high school career...began his career as a guard, but at 6-2 1/2 ended up at center...shot all of team's free throws...at Purdue, started as a sophomore, shooting all foul shots...helped Boilers to second place in Big 10...World War I interrupted the program by taking away Coach 'Piggy' Lambert...said Smith, 'Basketball became of minor importance during the war years'...coached 2 years at Lebanon and 3 years in Belvedere, Ill before moving into highly successful business career.


« Back to the Hall of Fame Inductees

Visit