ANGOLA, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana University basketball legend Landon Turner had a simple but profound message in his speech at Hoosier Boys State on Thursday at Trine University – love yourself no matter what kind of adversity may come into your life.
Turner knows what he preaches.
In 1981 he helped the Hoosiers win the national championship. Four months later he was involved in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down.
Since his accident, Turner has been an inspiration to basketball fans and non-basketball fans alike. He went on to earn his degree from I.U., become a renowned public speaker, and even wrote a book.