During earlier times, as basketball was gaining a foothold in South Dakota, conformity in gymnasiums was basically nonexistent. Dimensions of playing surfaces often differed from school to school. So did seating capacities. Many facilities lacked even the most basic features such as scoreboards and adequate locker rooms and showers.
In the upcoming 2021 Spring Newsletter of the South Dakota High School Basketball Hall of Fame, readers will learn about what was surely one of the most unique and unusual gyms not only in the state but in the entire country.
Another story will look at a one-of-a-kind team from the past that put South Dakota basketball on the international stage. Also in the newsletter will be a study of a record-breaking scorer who dazzled locally and on the national level.
The 14th edition of our free newsletter will be published by the Hall of Fame in May and sent to the nearly 1,300 people who are on our mailing list. We believe the newsletter will be of interest to everyone who loves basketball.