UD Hall of Famer George Janky dies at 74

DAYTON — University of Dayton Hall of Famer and former Flyer George Janky has passed away at 74 years old.

The university issued the following statement in response to his passing:

The University of Dayton mourns the passing of George Janky, whose career bridged the Fieldhouse and Arena eras. He was a Hall of Famer on the court, and an even better Flyer off it. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family.

Janky starred at St. Rita High School in Chicago from 1962 until 1966.

He then received a scholarship to the University of Dayton where he was a member of the 1968 team that won the NIT championship.

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Janky played 82 games for the Flyers and averaged 11.1 points during his three-season career.

He was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in the sixth round of the 1970 NBA draft.

In 1993, he was inducted into the UD Hall of Fame

In 2021, UD reported Janky was in the top 70 for most points scored in school history with 910 points in 82 games.

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