Former Indiana Hoosier Wayne Radford has passed away

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Wayne Radford — a member of the Indiana Hoosiers undefeated 1976 National Championship team — has passed away. He was 64 at the time of his death.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet. The school announced his death on Monday.

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“The IU Athletics family is heartbroken about the passing of Wayne Radford,” Indiana Vice President and Director of Athletics Scott Dolson said in a statement. “Wayne was an outstanding student-athlete and a key member of some of our basketball program’s all-time great teams in the 1970s. He was also one of our most involved and passionate alums for more than four decades, an active Varsity Club member, who made an enormous contribution to our department as a member of our Varsity Club National Board of Directors.

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“Wayne did all of that because he loved IU and IU Athletics, and he was committed to making a difference on behalf of our student-athletes. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kathy and the entire Radford family.”

Radford played for the Hoosiers from 1974 through 1978. He played in a total of 112 games for the team.

He averaged 8.2 points per game. In his final season, he averaged 15.6 points per game.

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In addition to the 8.2 points per game, he averaged 2.7 rebounds, and 1.5 assists.

Radford was drafted by the Indiana Pacers in the second round of the 1978 NBA Draft. He played in 52 games during the 1978-1979 season, before leaving the NBA.

He was also inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.

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