Yogi has place in Hoosier Hearts -- of all ages PDF Print E-mail

Most Hoosier legends are those who were part of national championship teams.

Yogi Ferrell isn’t in that group. In fact, outside of a 2016 regular season Big 10 championship, he didn’t help hang any banners at all.

But in a day and age where talented players bolt after a year or two on campus in search of NBA dollars, Yogi stayed.

In doing so, he finished his career at IU, putting him among the favorites among Hoosier fans young and old.

That was evident over the weekend when he held a meet and greet with IU fans in Indianapolis.

Most fans wanted pictures and autographs, but one, Hadley Keith, who is just 5 years old, wrote the Hoosier a letter. She is pictured at right with the letter.

Hadley’s mom said Yogi was genuinely flattered that the young Hoosier took the time to give him something.

Ferrell is projected as a late first or second-round draft pick in June’s NBA draft.