1973 5A Boys State Championship Team

Head Coach was Willie Nicklin. Assistant Coaches were Don Reed and Ted Juneau. Student Managers were Mike Renfro and Jim Swenson. Team Members included: Steven Bryant, Alonzo Canady, Mike Cunningham, Garry Cushinberry, James Lewis, Mark Lowes, Gerry Lee, Randy Oakes, Dennis Olds, Clark Smith, Jim Simpson, Bobby Washington, Ed Whitlock, and Dan Wieser. The team went 21-2 during the season and won the League Championship. This was the first of two State Titles under Head Coach Willie Nicklin. This team will always be remembered for their talents as well as their ability to bring a community together, easing the racial tensions that existed at the time. This was the first Topeka High Boys team to win a basketball state championship since 1932.