54 Howard Dardeen

Name
Howard Dardeen
Position
Forward
Class
SO
Hometown (Last School)
Terre Haute, IN (Gerstmeyer)
Ht
6'4"
Wt
190
Seasons
1958-59
Birthday
July 28, 1939

From the 1959 University of Basketball Media Guide:

One of the most promising youngsters in Baron Adolph Rupp’s 1958-59 cage stable, Dardeen is expected to come on fast as he gets game experience under his belt. He has good size, at 6-4 and 190, and speed plus an excellent variety of shots that made him the second best scorer and number three rebounder on Harry Lancaster’s highly successful freshman team a year ago. Scored 288 points for a 16.9 average and grabbed 159 rebounds in the Kittens’ 17 games. During early season play, he led the team in point production. Dardeen gained state and national recognition as an all-around sports star at Terre Haute Gerstmeyer High. In basketball, he was twice All-State in and named on the schoolboy All-America teams picked by Dell and Scholastic magazines. Led his team in scoring during junior and senior years, recording 618 for his final high school campaign. Played both forward and center. Howard also was a center on the team one year, earning honorable mention All-Valley selection, and was All-Conference twice during four years as a catcher/first baseman for the school baseball team. He served as president of Gerstmeyer’s senior class.

Transferred to State