Homan named to IHSAA Basketball Hall of Fame
DES MOINES — The IHSAA is proud to announce 2023 honorees for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame, to be honored during the 2023 IHSAA State Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. These honorees were nominated through their schools, recommended by the Hall of Fame selection committees, and approved by the Board of Control this winter.
Among the inductees is Jared Homan, a Remsen St. Mary’s grad.
A dominant post for the Hawks who averaged a career double-double, Homan recorded 249 blocks in three varsity seasons. After recording 21.5 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 5.7 blocks per game as a junior, Homan earned honorable mention All-American honors as a St. Mary’s senior with 23.5 points, 14.0 rebounds, and 6.5 blocks per game.
Twice an all-state performer, he went on to play at Iowa State and became the school’s career leader in blocks (235). His Big 12 honors included two All-Academic teams, 2004 All-Improved team, and a 2005 All-Big 12 selection. Homan played 11 seasons of professional basketball across Europe – Greece, Turkey, Poland, Croatia, Italy, Germany, Russia, Israel – winning the Croatian league in 2008-09, and attending Chicago Bulls camp in 2007.
Now a territory manager for Boston Scientific Corporation, Homan lives in New York City.
Other inductees in the 2023 class are: Bill Francis, Tim Hatchett, Craig Wurdinger and Matt Woodley.