ITH Super Happy Fun Time Top 10 List: Walt Bellamy

  • 08/14/2008 8:00 am in

wbellamy.jpgThe ballots have been counted and it’s time for Inside the Hall’s countdown of the greatest Indiana players of all-time. Today: No. 4: Walt Bellamy.

Years at Indiana: 1958-1961

The numbers: 1,441 points (20.6 average); 1,088 rebounds (15.5 average)

Career highs: 42 points (February 22, 1960 at Illinois); 33 rebounds (March 11, 1961 vs. Michigan)

Notable achievements: 59 career double-doubles (school record); All-American (1960, 1961); First team All-Big Ten (1960, 1961); Indiana team MVP (1959, 1960, 1961); Indiana Hall of Fame (1982)

The case for Bellamy: The No. 1 pick in the 1961 NBA Draft, Bellamy is second in IU history in rebounds and owns the IU and Big Ten record for rebounds in a game with 33. Bellamy was the team MVP in all three of his seasons in Bloomington and was inducted to the Naismith Hall of Fame in 1993.

(Photo credit: Herald Times)

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