Former Indiana University basketball coach Bobby Knight predicted Wednesday that Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for ‘serious case of amnesia’ after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don’t want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE will become one of the greatest presidents in the history of the country.

Knight, who was introducing Trump at a rally in Indianapolis less than a week before voters head to the polls for a critical May 3 primary, said voters in the state have the opportunity to put Trump “over the top” in his quest for the nomination.

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“If you people will do this, if you will do this, you will be having our government take its first step toward what all of us want America to be like,” Knight said. 

“They talk in a negative way when they want to about Donald, and say he isn’t presidential,” he continued. “I don’t know what the hell that means. To me I think of Harry Truman, they said Harry Truman wasn’t presidential. And damn, he went on to be one of the three best presidents in U.S. history. [Trump] will at some point be one of those also.”

Knight said “there has never been a more honest politician” than Trump and argued that there has never been a candidate more prepared to step into the Oval Office.
 
“You folks are taking a look at the most prepared man in history to step in as president of the United States,” Knight said.
 
"There has never been a presidential candidate prepared to the length that this man is," he continued. "I’m not here to represent the Republican Party or any organization that deals with politics. I think the most important thing in the world is that we vote for the best man for the job, and you’ve already met him."
 
Knight is a legendary figure in Indiana sports. He steered the Hoosiers to three national championships, including one perfect season.
 
His endorsement comes just days before the critical primary in Indiana. Many Republicans believe that if Trump pulls out a victory there next Tuesday, it will be impossible to stop his march to the nomination.