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John Polonowski #42

Position: Forward
Height: 6'8“
Weight: 225 lbs.
Birthdate: October 6, 1976
Hometown: Rockford, MI
High School: Rockford H.S.

High School Career

Averaged 20 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocks a game as a senior at Rockford High School … Earned all-conference honors following his senior season … Coached by Steve Vander Hyde at Rockford High … Played on the Kalamazoo (Mich.) AAU team for four seasons … That team advanced to the national tournament in 1993 … Named an all-star at the prestigious Pittsburgh Five Star Camp in 1994.

Marquette Career

1995-96

Red-shirted.

1996-97

Came off the bench in 22 games … Played 10 or more minutes four times, including a season-high 19 minutes against Prairie View A&M (Dec. 6) … Posted season highs of 11 points and eight rebounds against Prairie View A&M (Dec. 6) … Hit his first career three-pointer versus UNC Charlotte (Feb. 15) … Finished the season connecting on seven straight free throws

1997-98

Played in 24 games and made two starts … Started in back-to-back games versus Dayton (Dec. 21) and Central Florida (Dec. 23) … The Dayton contest was his first career start … Hit four field goals in each of the first four games of the season … Had season highs of 10 points and 18 minutes against Montana State (Dec. 5) … Grabbed six rebounds, his season best, against Central Florida (Dec. 23) … Connected on his only three-pointer of the season at Wisconsin (Nov. 14) … Was 4-4 from the field in that game

1998-99

Played in 22 contests and got the starting nod six times … Started the first five games of the season … Turned in career highs of 21 points and nine rebounds against Morgan State (Nov. 16) … Shot 10-12 from the floor in that game … His best production after that game was an eight point, seven-rebound effort versus #13 Oklahoma State (Nov. 19)

Stats
Yr. G-S FG-FGA(%) FG-FGA(%) FT-FTA(%) R-Avg. A T B S Min.-Avg. Pts.-Avg.
96-97 23-0 13-38(34.2) 1-5(20.0) 10-16(62.5) 30-1.3 4 13 6 4134-6 37-1.6
97-98 24-2 19-43(44.2) 1-3(33.3) 4-6(66.7) 21-0.9 1 10 1 2 142-6 43-1.8
98-99 22-6 30-70(42.9) 2-4(50.0) 3-5(60.0) 35-1.6 3 22 8 7 189-9 65-3.0
TOT. 69-8 62-151(41.1) 4-12(33.3) 17-27(63.0) 86-1.2 8 45 1513 465-7 145-2.1

Accolades

  • 1996-97 Conference USA Comissioner's Honor Roll
  • 1997-98 Conference USA Comissioner's Honor Roll
  • 1998-99 Conference USA Comissioner's Honor Roll

Personal Notes

Son of Charles and Mary Polonowski … Older brother, Steve, played four seasons at Michigan State … Majored in physical therapy … Three letters. Currently lives in Alaska.


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