Bonzi Wells Talks About Last Central / South Game, Possibility of Coaching


MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Muncie Free Press had a chance to sit down and talk with local celebrity and NBA star Bonzi Wells on Friday, January 24, 2014 at the final boys' basketball game between Muncie Central and South Side.

"I couldn't wait to put on the Muncie Central purple and white," Wells said, talking about when he first started playing for the Muncie Central Bearcats in the early 1990s.

He went on to play for the Ball State Cardinals where he broke Ron Harper's record of 2,377 points with a one-handed dunk in a matchup against Northern Illinois on February 21, 1998.

"I think it will be great. I mean, it's time," Wells told the Free Press when asked what he thought about Muncie moving to one high school.

He went on to say that combining the two high schools would leave Muncie with a great team that could bring back the glory days of high school sports in our city.

"If I could give back to Muncie an ounce of what they gave me, I would be happy," Wells said as he talked about possibly coaching after playing basketball overseas.

The Muncie Fieldhouse was packed as the community came together to remember the past as well as move toward the future that is One Muncie.