Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Yogi Yokabaskas

Vincent Stanley "Yogi" Yokabaskas

May 17, 1929
Bloomfield, CT

April 13, 2014
Simsbury, CT

1946-47 Bloomfield High School - Connecticut (High School)
1947-48 Bloomfield High School - Connecticut (High School)
1948-49 University of Connecticut (College) Freshmen
1949-50 University of Connecticut (College)
1950-51 University of Connecticut (College)
1951-52 University of Connecticut (College)
1952-53 Manchester British Americans (ABL)

The first UConn player to score 1000 points in his career, Yokabaskas served in the Korean War after graduating. He also managed to play a bit with the Manchester BA's during basic training. After the war, Yogi worked at Hamilton Standard, Kaman Aircraft and East Granby Machine. His number 22 was retired by the Huskies in 2007.

Vin had four sons and one daughter.

UConn Hoop Legends
Hartford Courant, April 21, 2014


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