Brian Sloan Biography
Brian Sloan is a former basketball player from McLeansboro, Ill. that played for Indiana University for five seasons from 1984 to 1989. Sloan was a former Illinois High School Mr. Basketball and won a state championship during his senior season. He was a member of Indiana’s 1987 NCAA National Championship team.
- Name: Brian Sloan
- Position: Forward/Center
- Nationality: USA
- Birthday: February 22, 1965
- Hometown: McLeansboro, IL
- High School: McLeansboro High School
- Height: 6’8″
- Weight: 217 lb
- Seasons: 5 (1984-1989)
- Jersey: #45
Accolades and Awards
- 1984 Illinois All-State player
- 1984 Illinois Mr. Basketball
- 1984 Class A IHSA Basketball Champion
- 1987 NCAA National Champion
Brian Sloan High School Career
Brian Sloan played high school basketball for McLeansboro High School in McLeansboro, Ill. He averaged 20.5 points and 13.6 rebounds per game during McLeansboro’s run to the 1984 Class A State Championship. The team defeated Mt. Pulaski 57-50 and finished the season with a 35-0 record. Sloan was named to the All-State team and the states’ Mr. Basketball.
Brian Sloan Seasons with the Hoosiers
19-14 (7-11 Big Ten)
🥈 NIT Runner Up
21-8 (13-5 Big Ten)
🏅 NCAA First Round
30-4 (15-3 Big Ten)
🏆 NCAA Champions
19-10 (11-7 Big Ten)
🏅 NCAA First Round
27-8 (15-3 Big Ten)
🏅 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Indiana University Career Statistics
Brian Sloan Indiana University Career
Sloan went across state lines and played five seasons for head coach Bob Knight at Indiana University. The McLeansboro native recorded 181 points and 143 rebounds while shooting 40.9 percent from the field during his career.
Sloan was a member of the Hoosiers’ 1987 NCAA National Championship team where they defeated Syracuse 74-73, after former Hoosier Keith Smart hit his famous game winning shot from the corner. The 1987 championship is the Hoosier’ most recent NCAA title.
Sloan’s production reached its peak during his senior season. He played in 34-of-35 games and started seven of them. Sloan averaged 2.7 points in 15.0 minutes per game.
The Hoosiers won the Big Ten title in Sloan’s senior year with a 15-3 conference leading to another run in the NCAA Tournament, but fell in the Sweet 16 to three-seeded Seton Hall. Indiana reached the NCAA Tournament four times while Sloan was at IU.
Return to IU
Sloan returned to Bloomington and graduated from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1997. He has been an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the university since 2001.
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