The Greatest Basketball Story Ever Told: The Milan Miracle, Then and Now

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Recounts how the basketball team from tiny, rural Milan, Indiana, won the state championship in 1954 on the last shot of the last game, and describes what happened to those involved

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Behind every clich{‚}e there usually lurks some element of truth. Take the saga of the tiny high school basketball team that overcomes all odds and beats the powerful big-city school on a last-second shot to win the state tournament. Sure, you say, I saw the movie Hoosiers. Well, the movie was based on the story of tiny Milan High School, which in 1954 won the Indiana state basketball tournament over powerful Muncie Central by a single point on a last-second jump shot by Bob Plump. The shot is so indelibly etched in the minds of Hoosier fans that Plump, now a successful financial planner, is still asked to speak about his feat almost 40 years later. Guffey, the assistant director of communications for the Indiana House of Representatives, replays the two seasons that led up to the shot. In doing so, he interviewed the coach, Marv Wood; Plump; and the rest of the players. He also focuses on Milan itself and the changes that the rural community has undergone in the years since Plump put it on the map. The town has not fared well, but the coach and players all prospered, so there are some happy endings. This nostalgia-filled account of a special time and event--however small--makes enjoyable reading for all hoop fans. Wes Lukowsky

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