Tony Jaros

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Tony Jaros
Personal information
Born (1920-02-22)February 22, 1920
Died April 22, 1995(1995-04-22) (aged 75)
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Edison (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
College Minnesota (1942–1946)
Pro career 1946–1951
Position Forward / Guard
Number 26, 13
Career history
1946–1947 Chicago Stags
1947–1951 Minneapolis Lakers
Career highlights and awards

Anthony Joseph Jaros (February 22, 1920–April 22, 1995) was an American professional basketball player.

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.

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