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History of Hoops
in the Efroymson Pavilion

  • Indiana’s pride and joy
    History of Hoops shows the significance of basketball in Indiana.

Opens March 17, 2018

From driveway backboards and high school gyms, to college field houses—all the way to Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, the athleticism and explosive excitement of basketball has thrilled generations of families for over a century of Indiana hoops history.

In this temporary exhibit, families will experience the excitement of basketball and its importance in Hoosier communities throughout history. Featuring Indiana’s professional teams, the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever, visitors will be introduced to the skills and talents needed for the highest levels of play, and how those skills are applied even in the most basic game of street basketball.

Hear the sound of floor squeaks, balls bouncing, and crowds cheering as you experience History of Hoops

  • Practice your footwork with tips from Tamika Catchings 
  • Compare height, shoe size, and hand size to two of Indiana’s greats 
  • Perfect your shot with arcade basketball
  • Keep up with Reggie Miller’s speed from his most-famous play
  • Quiz the family on basketball rules
  • Be the coach and select the plays
  • See one of the iconic Milan 1945 IHSAA State Championship rings

Get off the bench and get in on the History of Hoops! Let’s ball!