We all have our favorite Hoosier male basketball players and might even base our lucky numbers on their jerseys. Welcome to a new series where we break down Hoosier players by number starting at the bottom with #0.
March 22, 2012; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Indiana Hoosiers guard Daniel Moore (11) defends against forward Kory Barnett (0) during practice the day before the Southern Region Semifinals of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports
Kory Barnett played for Indiana from 2008 to 2012. A native of Rochester, Ind., Barnett was a passing forward who never started a game but added valuable minutes during his Hoosiers career.
Will Sheehey played 130 games with the Hoosiers between 2010 and 2014. © Brent Drinkut/IndyStar via Imagn Content Services, LLC
Then there’s forward Will Sheehey who graced Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall from 2010 to 2014. The Sagemont, Florida native started in 31 games during his senior season. He was named an honorable mention All-Big Ten by the media after the season.
Sheehey left his mark finishing his career 37th on the all-time scoring list for Indiana with 1,120 points. He was part of Indiana’s Sweet 16 appearances in 2012 and 2013 as well as Reese’s College All-Star Game.
March 25, 2016; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Indiana Hoosiers forward Max Bielfeldt (0) shoots against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the second half of an NCAA Tournament East Region semifinal game at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
A native of Peoria, Illinois, forward Max Bielfeldt played four seasons at Michigan before moving to Indiana for his senior season as a redshirt. While only a Hoosier for a short time, he won the Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year after playing 35 games and making five starts.
November 15, 2017; Newark, New Jersey, USA; Indiana Hoosiers guard Curtis Jones (0) blocks a shot from Seton Hall Pirates guard Myles Cale (22) during the first half at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta – USA TODAY Sports
Guard Curtis Jones of Richmond, Va., played at Indiana for two seasons before moving to Oklahoma State and later to Penn State. As a freshman at Indiana, Jones appeared in 33 games and made one start against Wisconsin. He averaged 3.5 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.
April 9, 2022; San Antonio, TX, USA; San Antonio Spurs guard Romeo Langford (35) warms up before a game against the Golden State Warriors at the AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports
Here he is, the man who scolded Bloomington when he signed with the Hoosiers for the 2018-19 season. The guard from New Albany, Ind. played and started in 32 games as a rookie and was the Big Ten’s leading rookie scorer and Indiana’s leading scorer with 16.5 points per game.
Following his season, he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year before being drafted in the first round as the No. 14 pick of the Boston Celtics who played there from 2019-22. This year he was traded to the San Antonio Spurs .
Indiana Hoosiers guard Cooper Bybee (0) is shown during Hoosier Hysteria at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. on Saturday, October 5, 2019. © Bobby Goddin/For IndyStar, Indianapolis Star via Imagn Content Services, LLC
Ellettsville, Indiana guard Cooper Bybee played two seasons at Indiana after two seasons at Olney Central Junior College. While at Indiana, he played in seven games and totaled five points.
March 17, 2022; Portland, OR, USA; Indiana Hoosiers guard Xavier Johnson (0) shoots the basketball against Saint Mary’s Gaels forward Matthias Tass (11) during the second half of the first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament at Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
Finally, current point guard Xavier Johnson is the most recent Hoosier to wear No. 0. He played three seasons at Pitt before moving to Indiana last season. Johnson started in all 34 games played and was second on the team in scoring, averaging 12.1 points per game.
He ranked third in the Big Ten with an average of 5.1 assists per game and ninth in Big Ten free throw percentage at 78.2%.
Johnson will continue to play for the Hoosiers this year for his senior redshirt season.