Ron Bonham

first_imgRon Bonham, age 73, of Muncie Central and the University of Cincinnati passed away recently.   He also played pro basketball with the Boston Celtics and Indianapolis Pacers.In 1960 he was Mr. Basketball in the state of Indiana.  That year Muncie Central was runner-up to East Chicago in the state tournament.  At UC he led the Bearcats to an NCAA championship in 1962.  Ron Bonham always seemed to be in complete control of his body, and I am sure some people didn’t think he was playing hard.  He was truly poetry in motion on the basketball floor.After his stellar career in basketball, he returned to Muncie, Indiana, and became a civic leader and politician in his home town.  Muncie will miss his presence.  Boyhood heroes are remembered with fondness.  I was in college at this time and enjoyed this home-state hero.last_img

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