John Francis Ludka
January 28, 1926
Johnson City, NY
February 24, 2013
1944-45 Syracuse University (College)
1945-46 Syracuse University (College)
1946-47 Syracuse University (College)
1950-51 Wilkes-Barre Barons (ABL)
The 6'11 Ludka was not a particularly skilled athlete but due to his height he gave basketball a try. He struggled though most of his college career, leaving school after his junior year due to the death of his father. He would play for the House of David for a few years and played two games with the Wilkes-Barre Barons, not scoring a point.
He married Marie DellaRocca in 1949 and they had four daughters.