Former IU men’s basketball player Wayne Radford died over the weekend at 64. He was a member of the 1976 undefeated national championship team.
"The IU Athletics family is heartbroken about the passing of Wayne Radford,” IU Athletic Director Scott Dolson said in a press release. “Wayne was an outstanding student athlete and a key member of some of our basketball program's all-time great teams in the 1970s.”
Radford played for IU from 1975-78, averaging 8.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in his career. As a senior, he averaged 15.6 points per game and led the Hoosiers in field goal percentage while shooting 57.9%. He was named team MVP.
Radford was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009 and was a member of the 1999 Silver Anniversary team.
In 1978, he was the No. 27 pick in the NBA draft by the Indianapolis Pacers.
Radford was a member of the IU Varsity Club and a member of IU’s Varsity Club National Board of Directors.
“Wayne did all of that because he loved IU and IU Athletics,” Dolson said. “He was committed to making a difference on behalf of our student athletes."