Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Fritz Nagy

Frederick Karl "Fritz" Nagy

January 3, 1924
Akron, OH

June 5, 1989
Akron, OH

1939-40 South High School - Akron, Ohio (High School)
1940-41 South High School - Akron, Ohio (High School)
1941-42 South High School - Akron, Ohio (High School)
1942-43 University of North Carolina (College) Freshman
1943-44 University of Akron (College)
1944-45 University of Akron (College)
1946-47 University of Akron (College)
1947-48 Indianapolis Kautskys (NBL)
1947-48 Chicago Gears (PBLA)
1948-49 Indianapolis Jets (BAA)
1950-51 Grand Rapids Hornets (NPBL)

Nagy spent one year at UNC before transferring back home to UA. Classified by the draft board as 4-F due to flat feet, he was eventually inducted in the U.S. Navy in March of 1945. However, continued problems with his feet got him released from duty and he returned to college before moving on the a few seasons of professional basketball. He died in 1989 following a lengthy illness.

He was married to LaDean and had one daughter, Carol.

Daily Tar Heel, January 8, 1943
Akron Beacon Journal, January 30, 1946
Akron Beacon Journal, June 6, 1989
Akron Beacon Journal, June 8, 1989


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