Chris Denari

Chris Denari ’83, a Westfield High School graduate, was recently inducted into the Hamilton County Basketball Hall of Fame.

Denari played for his father, Coach Bob Denari and was an outstanding player for the Shamrocks. He was twice named to the All-Rangeline Conference team, and was also named to the Noblesville Daily Ledger’s All-County team. Denari was also selected to the Academic All-State team by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

“It means a lot,” Denari in a Hamilton County Reporter article. “I only wish my dad was here to see it, but my mom is here. It’s really neat. Hamilton County has produced so many outstanding basketball players. It’s just a real thrill to be a part of it.”

While at Wabash, Denari was a two-year letter winner and was inducted into the Wabash College Hall of Fame in 2013.

Denari has been the television play-by-play announcer for the Indiana Pacers for the past 16 years, and also called games for the Indiana Fever and Butler University men’s basketball team for 17 years. He is a member of the Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association Hall of Fame and was named the organization’s Broadcaster of the Year in 2004.