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John Wooden Statue Now Up Outside Mackey Arena

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The legendary player and coach gets his own statue now outside of Mackey Arena

If you have been near Mackey Arena in the last few days you may have noticed a new decoration alongside. John Wooden, the legendary player, coach, and 1932 All-American is finally being honored with his own statue outside of the arena. It will be formally dedicated on September 24th, but alert reader Marcy Towns was on a run this morning and sent us some early pictures.

I am trying to figure out the placement of the statue, but it looks like it is along the John Wooden Drive side of Mackey between the arena and Ross-Ade Stadium. I sincerely hope it meets the placement approval and requirements of Lord Minister Secretary of Statues Dan Dakich, who yesterday viewed it as appalling that Wooden would have a statue in downtown Indianapolis instead of the pure sainted Bobby Knight.

Here is a better view. I assume the dedication ceremony will be before the Nevada game next week.