September 30, 2015
Tales of Hidden Player Trick and Great old Gyms
UPLAND, Ind. --Indiana basketball historian Bob Adams was kind enough to share an absolute treasure he stumbled upon at a local flea market: "It had eight posts and the irregular contour to the ceiling, which happened to be the roof, dipped so low on the sides near the center that you could not see the goal or rim on the opposite backboard. The low portion was not lighted and it took more than split-vision to spot your opponent in the darkness, waiting for the precise moment to dash out and execute a sleeper play to end all sleeper plays. You have often heard of the "Hidden Ball" trick. Well, this was known as the Hidden Player Trick..."
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