James Campbell


James Campbell

High School: Shelbyville 1927


Inducted 1981

Coached at Stinesville High School for 2 years, then Kokomo 8 years...Kokomo won North Central Conference championship in '39...7 sectional titles, 4 regionals and a semifinal championship...coaching career interrupted by World War II... A 3-sport athlete at Shelbyville High School ... took his talents to Indiana University, where he won 2 letters ... co-captained Hoosiers as a senior in '32 ... though only 5'7", named Big 10's top defensive player in '31, holding 'his man' to just eight-tenths of a point per game ... held the legendary John Wooden to 2 baskets in one game and scoreless in another ... repeatedly referred to in the media as 'the biggest little man on the floor. Deceased.

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