Huntington’s Platt named to board of Indiana state hoops hall of fame

Huntington basketball luminary Steve Platt was named a member of the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame’s board of directors following the organization’s annual meeting on Thursday, June 15.

Platt, a 1996 hall of fame inductee, was one of five new members to join the board. He will serve a four-year term, beginning July 1.

Platt is a graduate of Union Township High School in Huntington County and the then-Huntington College. An All-American in his college days, he twice led the nation in scoring average and remains the highest-scoring college player in Indiana history, with 3,700 career points. In 14 seasons as the head coach at Huntington University, his teams won 329 games and finished as 2006 NAIA national runners-up. Retired from coaching, his family farms 1,100 acres east of Huntington, where he resides.

Joining Platt on the board of directors are Steve Brett, of Linton; Steve Davidson, of Carmel; David Gadis, of Indianapolis; and Dave Schellhase, of Logansport.