Plump's Story


In 1954, a young man by the name of Bobby Pump made a basket that would not only change his life, but would impact Indiana High School basketball forever. The small town Milan Indians made history by toppling the powerhouse Muncie Central Bearcats. Hoosiers, perhaps the greatest sports movie ever made, was inspired by event. However, the movie only gave us a taste of Bobby's accomplishments on the basketball court. He not only helped the Milan Indians to the State Championship in 1954, but was also named Mr. Basketball and the first member of a winning team to ever win the coveted Trester Award Winner for Mental Attitude. Bobby furthered his basketball skills by attending Butler university under the legendary coach, Tony Hinkle. While at Butler, Bobby set many records and became part of the Butler Hall of Fame. Bobby headed to Oklahoma after college to play three years and coach one year for the Phillip's 66ers AAU Basketball Team. Further accomplishments include being named one of the fifty greatest basketball players from Indiana by Sports Illustrated Magazine, and one of the fifty greatest newsworthy Hoosiers by Indianapolis Monthly. An autobiography titled, Bobby Plump, Last of the Small Town Heroes, chronicles Bobby's life as husband to Jenine Ford Plump, father of Teri Plump, Kelli Piechocki  and Jonathan Plump, along with his many personal, professional and athletic accompishments. Jonathan established Plump's Last Shot to honor Indiana Basketball and his father's contribution to the sport. Plump's last Shot is not just a restaurant, it is a tribute to Bobby and the greatest game ever invented.