Former Indiana University basketball player Joe Hillman has been named in a probable cause affidavit as part of an alleged extensive gambling ring run by New Palestine businessman Bret A. Wells.
Hillman, a 6-2 guard from Glendale, California, played for the Hoosiers from 1984-89, and was part of the 1987 national championship team.
Hillman has not been charged, but according to the affidavit filed Aug. 28 in Hancock Circuit Court, Hillman and Wells met several times while under surveillance by Indiana Gaming Control Officers.
Wells is charged with six felony counts, including professional gambling and corrupt business influence.
As of Sept. 1, sports gambling is legal in Indiana, but currently only in-person at sportsbooks at approved sites. Indiana law prohibits wagering on high school and amateur youth sporting events.