Jim Powers


Jim Powers

High School: South Bend Central 1943


Inducted 1993

2-yr starting forward for Coach Wooden at Central in 1942 and '43 ... reached semi-state finals as junior ... captain and leading scorer for state's #1 team as a senior but upset by Elkhart in regional ... following military service rejoined Wooden at Indiana State ... played on NAIA national runners-up in 1947 and champs in 1950 ... an asst coach for S.B. Central's state title teams in '53 and '57, assumed head role in '58 ... coached Bears to state finals in '63 with all-American guard Mike Warren ... 174-94 in 11 years at Central.

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