Tom Jernstedt Statue - "Father of the Final Four"

Corner of Illinois & Georgia Street, Indianapolis IN 46225

Jernstedt, nicknamed the ‘Father of the Final Four,’ made significant contributions to basketball and the NCAA tournament as an NCAA executive for nearly four decades from 1972-2010. He was key in the relocation of the NCAA headquarters to Indianapolis in 1977. Jernstedt was also inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017.

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