Tony Jaros

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Tony Jaros
Personal information
Born(1920-02-22)February 22, 1920
Minneapolis, Minnesota
DiedApril 22, 1995(1995-04-22) (aged 75)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Edison (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
College Minnesota (1942–1946)
Playing career1946–1951
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Number26, 13
Career history
1946–1947 Chicago Stags
1947–1951 Minneapolis Lakers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Anthony Joseph Jaros (February 22, 1920 – April 22, 1995) was an American professional basketball player who won two championships with the Minneapolis Lakers, one in the Basketball Association of America (BAA) and one in the newly-formed National Basketball Association (NBA)..

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A 6'3" (1.90 m) forward/guard from the University of Minnesota, Jaros played four seasons (1946–1947; 1948–1951) in the Basketball Association of America/National Basketball Association as a member of the Chicago Stags and Minneapolis Lakers. He averaged 5.4 points per game in his BAA/NBA career and won two league championships with the Lakers. He also spent one season in the National Basketball League with the Lakers (1947–1948), winning the NBL title that season.

Jaros went to Edison High School in Northeast Minneapolis, and later owned a well-known bar in that neighborhood that bears his name to this day. Tony Jaros' River Garden bar is home of the "Greenie" a very strong lime-flavored drink made with vodka. The bar has several photos of Jaros, as well as one of his last NBA Pension checks, framed on the wall.

BAA/NBA career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage 3P%  3-point field goal percentage FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high
  Won an NBA championship

Regular season

YearTeamGPFG%FT%RPGAPGPPG
1946–47 Chicago 59.289.707.58.2
1948–49 Minneapolis 59.343.7181.05.8
1949–50 Minneapolis 61.291.7501.03.9
1950–51 Minneapolis 63.307.6312.11.13.8
Career242.306.7022.1.95.4

Playoffs

YearTeamGPFG%FT%RPGAPGPPG
1946–47 Chicago 11.265.710.49.3
1948–49 Minneapolis 10.357.7831.15.8
1949–50 Minneapolis 2.000.500.0.5
1950–51 Minneapolis 7.300.7271.0.92.9
Career30.287.7311.0.76.0


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