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Rickie Johnson
Rickie Johnson

Indianapolis, Indiana


Men's Basketball (1982-85)

Inducted: 2006

Played on three straight NCAA Tournament teams (1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85) ... integral part of ISU's first ever NCAA Tournament win over Alabama (49-48) in 1984 ... a second team All-Valley honoree by both the United Press International and Associated Press in 1984...named second-team All-MVC by the United Press International in 1985 ... was an honorable mention all-league selection by the Associated Press the same year ... scored 1,068 points in his career ... also collected 129 steals ... has scored the most career points by a Redbird in the NCAA Tournament with 49 ... twice named the Chevrolet Player of the Game on CBS' national broadcast (1983 Valley Tournament Championship vs. Tulsa and the 1984 second round NCAA Tournament loss against DePaul) ... drafted in the sixth round of the 1985 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers ... played in the CBA ... was a color basketball analyst for WJBC ... coached girls basketball at Metcalf Grade School ... nicknamed "Slick."