John Konchar

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John Konchar
Memphis Grizzlies
PositionShooting guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1996-03-22) March 22, 1996 (age 23)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High schoolWest Chicago
(West Chicago, Illinois)
CollegePurdue Fort Wayne (2015–2019)
NBA draft2019 / Undrafted
Playing career2019–present
Career history
2019-presentMemphis Grizzlies
2019-presentMemphis Hustle
Career highlights and awards
  • 4× First-team All-Summit League (2016–2019)
  • Summit League All-Newcomer Team (2016)

John Konchar (born March 22, 1996) is an American basketball player. He played college basketball for the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons.

High school career[edit]

Konchar played basketball for West Chicago High School in West Chicago, Illinois. In his junior season, he averaged 19.7 points, 8.8 rebounds, 3.4 assists and two steals, leading his team in most statistical categories, as they finished with a 5–22 record.[1] On February 27, 2014, as a senior, Konchar posted 45 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists, five steals, and five blocks in an 89–82 win over St. Charles North High School. With the performance, he became his school's all-time leading scorer, surpassing his head coach and 1983 graduate Bill Recchia.[2] Konchar averaged 28.9 points, 14.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 3.2 steals, and 2.5 blocks per game in his senior season, earning All-Area MVP honors.[3]

Despite his high school success, he was lightly recruited, with his only NCAA Division I scholarship offer coming from Chicago State.[3] Konchar attempted to join Notre Dame as a walk-on but its coaches advised him to play for nearby school IPFW.[4] On April 25, 2015, he committed to IPFW.[5]

College career[edit]

On March 10, 2019, Konchar recorded 18 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 96–70 victory over South Dakota in the 2019 Summit League Tournament, it was the first triple-double in tournament history.[6] As a senior for Purdue Fort Wayne, Konchar averaged 19.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and two steals per game, earning first-team All-Summit League honors for his fourth consecutive season. He compiled 2,065 career points and left as the program's all-time leading scorer.[7] At the end of the season, Tom Henry, mayor of Fort Wayne, Indiana, proclaimed March 28 as "John Konchar Day."[8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Narang, Bob (July 1, 2013). "West Chicago program making positive strides". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  2. ^ Oberhelman, Dave (February 27, 2014). "Konchar's 45 lifts West Chicago over St. Charles North". Daily Herald. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  3. ^ a b Schmid, Scott (March 21, 2014). "All-area MVP John Konchar posts jaw-dropping numbers". Suburban Life Media. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  4. ^ Noie, Tom (December 5, 2016). "Notre Dame knows well of John Konchar's hoops skills". Notre Dame Insider. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  5. ^ "John Konchar - Basketball Recruiting". ESPN. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  6. ^ Hoeck, Jeremy (March 10, 2019). "Konchar's Triple-Double Propels 'Dons Past USD". Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  7. ^ "John Konchar - 2018-19". Purdue University Fort Wayne. Retrieved June 5, 2019.
  8. ^ Henry, Tom; Konchar, John (March 28, 2019). "John Konchar Day Declared In Fort Wayne". Purdue University Fort Wayne. Retrieved June 5, 2019.

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