Monday, October 10, 2016

Lee Knorek

Leonard Jacob Knorek

July 15, 1921
Rossford, OH

July 22, 2003
Rossford, OH

Rossford High School - Ohio (High School) ??
Toledo Catholic Central - Ohio (High School) ??
1939-40 DeSales College - Toledo (College)
1940-41 DeSales College - Toledo (College)
1941-42 DeSales College - Toledo (College)
1942-43 University of Detroit (College)
1943-44 Denison University (College) - During V12 training
Great Lakes (military)
1946-47 University of Detroit (College)
1946-47 New York Knicks (BAA)
1947-48 New York Knicks (BAA)
1948-49 New York Knicks (BAA)
1949-50 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)

Lee attended DeSales College but the school shut down following the 1942 season. He moved to the University of Detroit where he played basketball, football and baseball. He entered the U.S. Army in 1943, but was declared 4-F because at 6'5 he was an inch too tall. However, the navy took him and he served for three years in the Pacific, working as an underwater demolition swimmer. During his V12 training at Denison, he played for their basketball team. He returned to Detroit in 1946 and was named captain of the team, but left the team in February of 1947 to sign with the Knicks. After playing basketball professionally, he went into private business in Ohio. He died in 2003.

He was married to Marge Hrabovsky.

Detroit Free Press, March 30, 1944
Detroit Free Press, September 19, 1946
Battle Creek Enquirer, February 9, 1947
Detroit Free Press, November 21, 1949


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