John Shoup Named To Silver Anniversary Team

NEW CASTLE, IND. -- Former Butler basketball player John Shoup was among 18 former high school athletes named to the 2012 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Silver Anniversary Team.  The list of honored players, whose selection was based on outstanding accomplishments as a senior basketball player 25 years ago, was released on Monday (Dec. 5).

Shoup was a standout guard at Clinton Central High School before arriving at Butler in 1987.  He averaged 26.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists as a senior at Clinton Central.  He scored in double-figures in 52 consecutive games, and he helped lead his high school team to a three-year 44-20 record.  The three-year all-conference, all-county, all-area and All-State performer finished his high school career as Clinton Central’s all-time leading scorer with 1,482 points.

The 6-1 guard went on to play in 105 games and earn four varsity letters at Butler.  He received Butler’s Hilton U. Brown Mental Attitude Award in 1990-91, and he ranked fourth on Butler’s all-time list for free throw shooting at the time of his graduation in 1991.  He currently stands 11th all-time at Butler with a .824 career free throw shooting percentage.

The 2012 Silver Anniversary Team includes nine members of the 1987 Indiana All-Star Team, Lyndon Jones, Jimmy Apple, Dave Barrett, Jerry Coleman, Rick Fox, Jerome Harmon, Daric Keys, Kyle Persinger and John Wilczynski.  The remaining nine, each named All-State, were Shoup, Bryan Clements, Marty Collier, Rod Creech, Keith Gailes, Jeff Robbins, Scott Roberts, Ron Rutland and Isaac Washington.

All Silver Anniversary Team members will be honored at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s annual banquet on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.  The ceremony will take place at the Primo Banquet Hall, located on the south side of Indianapolis.

Tickets will be available in early 2012, or can be reserved through the Hall of Fame’s website (hoopshall.com).  Additional information is available by calling the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame (765-529-1891).