The fourth annual Basketball Day Indiana will be hosted by Kokomo, Ind., at historic Memorial Gymnasium, it was announced yesterday. Basketball Day Indiana 2020 is set for Saturday, Feb. 8.

Basketball Day Indiana is a full day of games and television coverage celebrating Indiana’s game. 

“We’re thrilled to bring Basketball Day Indiana to Kokomo alongside our partnersthe Pacers, Fever, IHSAA and Ascension St. Vincent,” said FOX Sports Indiana senior vice president and general manager Jack Donovan. “We want to showcase the state’s iconic gyms and communities each year as part of Basketball Day. The tremendous history of Memorial Gymnasium and enthusiasm of the Kokomo community make it an ideal setting.” 

Two Hamilton County schools will take part in Basketball Day in Indiana as the Fishers Tigers and Westfield Rocks, who currently have a combined record of  20-1, will square off against one another in the fourth game of the day starting at 4:30 p.m. 

All four games will be televised on Fox Sports Indiana and the telecast will culminate Saturday night as the Pacers host the New Orleans Pelicans. 

Legendary coaches Bob Knight and Gene Keady will also be recognizes at halftime of the game. 

Along with the four games at Kokomo High School, there will also be live reports throughout the day of the IHSAA girls sectional tournament. 

Every High School that is hosting a game that day will also receive a basketball day flag. 

“As we continue our theme of ‘We Grow Basketball Here’, few things exemplify that effort more than the role of the Pacers and Fever in Basketball Day Indiana,” said Rick Fuson, president and COO of Pacers Sports & Entertainment. 

“We are delighted to once more join our partners at FOX Sports Indiana and the IHSAA in showcasing our Indiana game in this special Indiana way.”

“Once again we are excited to partner with our friends at FOX Sports Indiana, the Indiana Pacers, and Indiana Fever to celebrate basketball in the Hoosier State,” said IHSAA commissioner Bobby Cox.

“Basketball Day Indiana has become a highly anticipated event within the IHSAA membership and we are excited to have the City of Kokomo as this year’s host. Historic Memorial Gymnasium is a great venue to showcase the rich tradition of basketball in our state. Our sincere thanks are extended to FOX Sports Indiana and the City of Kokomo along with the Pacers and Fever for their tremendous support of high school basketball in our state.”

“It is an honor and a thrill for the City of Kokomo to play host to Basketball Day Indiana 2020,” said Kokomo Mayor Tyler Moore. 

“Our community is rich with basketball tradition, and I can’t think of a better place in the state of Indiana to watch a game than Kokomo High School’s storied Memorial Gymnasium. We look forward to the chance to share our love of the game with basketball fans fromacross the state on February 8.”

“Kokomo School Corporation is proud to be chosen as the first Indiana high school to host Basketball Day Indiana, at historic Memorial Gymnasium,” said Dr. Jeff Hauswald, Superintendent, Kokomo School Corporation. 

“Memorial Gym is an integral part of the thread of our Kokomo community and a very special place for the thousands of athletes who have played in this storied hall. In addition to thebasketball traditions we celebrate in this historic gymnasium, I would be remiss to not celebrate the role basketball, athletics, and all extra- and co-curricular activities play in public education. Research continues to prove that students who are involved in such activities; on the average, have higherattendance at school and achieve higher academic grades. I wish to say thank you to the IHSAA, and the many organizations, which have sponsored programs and events such as this one over the years; as well as the communities who have supported their athletic teams and their athletes during the last century.”

About Basketball Day Indiana

Basketball Day Indiana is an annual celebration of the state’s unmatched connection to the sport. It showcases basketball at all levels with events and a full day of television programming that includes livegames, interviews and features chronicling the impact of the sport in the state.