Todd Michael Jadlow (born April 26, 1966) is an American former professional basketball player. He played the center and forward positions. 6'9" tall, he played collegiately for the Indiana University (Bloomington) Hoosiers from 1985 to 1989 and was a member of Coach Bob Knight's junior college recruits and one of Knight's all-time favorite players.[1]

Todd Jadlow
Personal information
Born (1966-04-26) April 26, 1966 (age 53)
Salina, Kansas
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolSacred Heart (Salina, Kansas)
NBA draft1989 / Undrafted
Playing career1989–2002
PositionCenter / Power forward

Out of college, Jadlow would be drafted into the CBA but spent most of his career playing basketball in Argentina and Europe.

Of all of Knight's former players, Jadlow might have taken the Coach's dismissal from IU his hardest. "I don't know what I'm going to do with all my Indiana stuff," Jadlow said after Knight's firing. "I'm sure not going to be wearing anything Indiana. For the first time in my life I'm ashamed to say that I'm a graduate of Indiana." He went on to say: "I, personally, don't believe the two-faced (IU) administration… It's just sad the way things transpired. This is a guy (Knight) who should have a monument of him erected."


Season Rankings
Game Minutes Field Goals Field Goal Attempts Three Pointers Free Throws Free Throw Attempts Rebounds Fouls Assists TO Blocks Points
Barton County Community College 1984–85 27 132 271 126 164 181 80 51 53 10 30 390
Indiana University 1985–86 22 23 45 12 23 32 39 6 19 5 7 58
Indiana University 1986–87 Redshirt
Indiana University 1987–88 28 49 93 0 0 56 69 89 67 6 24 154
Indiana University 1988–89 34 113 229 0 0 133 184 172 96 12 58 359


Jadlow was portrayed by Mike Weekes in the 2002 Television video A Season on the Brink. The movie was about "A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers" is based on the best-selling book by John Feinstein. The movie chronicles Indiana's 1985-86 season, when Knight granted Feinstein unprecedented access to the team and its practices, meetings, and huddles." It was the first ESPN film. The movie would achieve fair reviews. For instance, On the IMDb most found the film as: A Final Four performance, if not better". Also on the site it received a 4.9/10 average of ratings. It was directed by Robert Mandel.

Todd Jadlow went on to return to his roots in Salina, Kansas. There he worked as the local 'celebrity' at a bank and on the end of the bench of the USBL Kansas Cagerz.

After writing a book, Jadlow: On the Rebound, Jadlow appeared with Jim Rome on his radio show on CBS Sports Radio on October 27, 2016 to discuss his time as a Hoosier. In the book Jadlow accuses Knight of emotional and physical abuse, claiming Knight had grabbed him and other players by the genitals and also enclosing a picture, showing fingerprints on his abdomen, which he claims was done by Knight. Despite the alleged abuse, Jadlow still considers himself a Knight fan and supporter.[2] He also discusses in his book his struggles with substance abuse and his time spent in prison.[3]


  1. ^ "Todd Jadlow Bio". Retrieved 2006-08-16.
  2. ^ "Ex-Hoosier alleges abuse by Bob Knight in book". 2016-10-26. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  3. ^ "Ex-Hoosier alleges abuse by Bob Knight in book". 2016-10-26. Retrieved 2019-04-16.

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