[Updated: January 29, 2023 | Published: January 17, 2023]
We saw lots of Buckeye fans in the audience today for our speaker, Ohio basketball legend Bill Hosket. He shared stories from his playing days and answered questions about the current Buckeye men’s and women’s basketball teams.
A standout in basketball, Bill Hosket was the Ohio high school player of the year who led Dayton Belmont to the 1964 state championship.
He went on to earn all-conference, All-America, and Academic All-America honors at Ohio State, where he led the 1968 team to the Big Ten championship and the NCAA Final Four.
He later played on the U.S. team that won a Gold Medal in the 1968 Olympics and was a member of the 1970 New York Knicks championship team.
Bill and his wife Patty reside in Columbus, where is the executive director of the OHSAA Foundation. He also serves as television analyst for Big Ten Conference basketball games. The Hoskets have three sons.