Landon Turner


Z.G. Clevenger Award (2016)
IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (2012)


A native of Indianapolis, Landon Turner won basketball letters in 1979, 1980 and 1981 and was a starter on and key member of the 1981 NCAA National Championship team. He averaged 7.5 points and 3.8 rebounds and shot 53.3 % from the field during his career. Heading into a senior year filled with great promise, Turner was in a traffic accident that left him paralyzed. Turner eventually graduated from Indiana in 1984 and went on to play wheelchair basketball.

In 1982, he was named an honorary All-American by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and drafted by the Boston Celtics. In 1989 the U.S.Basketball Writers Association presented Landon with their Most Courageous Award for overcoming the paralysis he sustained in the summer of '81. Landon is now an Indianapolis-based motivational speaker and has kept close ties to the Hoosier Basketball Program. One of the most beloved players in IU basketball history, Turner remains an inspiration to Hoosier fans the world over.