Jack Phelan (basketball, born 1925)
|No. 9, 12|
November 6, 1925 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|Pro playing career||1949–1950|
|1949–1950||Sheboygan Red Skins|
John Edward "Jack" Phelan (born November 6, 1925) is a retired American forward in the National Basketball Association. He played with the Waterloo Hawks and Sheboygan Red Skins during the 1949-50 NBA season.
Jack played for the DePaul University Blue Demons from 1943-45, playing on the 1945 NIT Championship team before enlisting in the Navy. He returned to the team from 1947-49, playing forward and back-up Center to the man voted the best basketball player of 1900-1950, George Mikan. Mikan had a scar on his elbow made by teeth he knocked out of Jack's mouth in a practice the day they left for the NIT Tournament. Jack played part time from 1951-1955 as a fill-in player against the Harlem Globetrotters.
Jack went on to a successful career as a salesman and manager with the Nalco Chemical Company. He now resides in Bradenton, FL.
- "Jack Phelan". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2011-06-02.
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