With basketball being all the local talk these days, it seemed a good time to feature a beloved home-grown favorite.



Turns out my mom sat next to George McGinnis in her Government class at George Washington High School, so thanks to a “real hip gal,”  (as George called mom in her yearbook) for providing this look back at some high school photos of one of Indy’s all-time favorite basketball players.


After George Washington High School, McGinnis went on to play at Indiana University and eventually for the Pacers. It’s rare for the success of high school athletics to translate into a life’s work, but people love a local when it does happen.

Do you have a favorite local high school athlete who turned pro? Or do you recall watching George McGinnis play and if so, what stands out to you?


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Most locals have heard of George McGinnis the basketball player, but did you know he also played football?