STATISTICS & HISTORY
John Janisch was a baseball and basketball star at Union Township High School in LaPorte County, Indiana. Janisch played varsity baseball at Purdue University for two seasons before dropping out of school in 1942. In January of of 1944, Janisch enrolled at Valparaiso University. Three days later, he appeared in his first collegiate basketball game and scored 15 points to lead Valparaiso to a win over a surpised DePaul University team that featured 6’10” All-American, George Mikan. Janisch’s two and half years at Valparaiso was one of the best runs in school history. The 1944-45 squad posted a 21-3 record. Janisch had a strong rookie pro season in the newly-formed Basketball Association of America, averaging 11 points a game for the Detroit Falcons, but he slipped the next two years and his pro career was over after just three seasons.
|John Albert Janisch||Born: Mar 15, 1920||Died: Aug 29, 1992||Hometown:||LePorte, In.|
|REGULAR SEASON RECORD|
|1945-46||Valparaiso Kernel All Stars||Indep|
|Major League Totals||106||333||161||242||.665||827||7.8|
|Major League Totals||2||0||0||0||.000||0||0.0|