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Henry Nowak, Class of 1957- Men's Basketball

  • At the time of his induction, his 1,449 career points ranked third all-time
  • As a freshman, the three-year letterwinner earned 880 rebounds and averaged 19 points per game
  • He was named to the UPI All-East Second Team as well as the Queen City Invitational All-Tournament team
  • His senior year, he was named to the All-Tournament team and earned MVP honors
  • Team captain for the 1956-57 season and was a member of all three appearances Canisius made in the NCAA Tournament
  • In nine NCAA Tournament games, he averaged 19.4 points per game, including 29 against Dartmouth and NC State, and 27 against Villanova
  • After graduating, he was drafted in the fourth round of the NBA Draft by the St. Louis Hawks
  • Tenth former men's basketball player inducted in the Hall of Fame

 


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