Georgetown Basketball History: The Top 100
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82. Jack Flavin
Hometown: Portland, ME
High School: Portland HS
Position: Forward
Height: 5-11
Weight: 175
Years on Team: 1918-23
Highlights:
GU Athletic Hall of Fame
Career Points By Decade, #1
Leading Scorer, 1921
Team Captain, 1921


A three sport letterman over five years at the Hilltop, Jack Flavin was one of Georgetown's most distinguished athletes of his day.

Flavin began his career on the basketball varsity in the 1918-19 season, playing in six games and averaging nine points for a team which scored, on average, only 37.2 per game. He won a starting role in 1920 alongside Fred Fees and Andrew Zazzali, and took over Fees' scoring in 1921 by averaging 12.5 points in 1921, or about a third of the team's offensive output.

"Speedy as a greyhound, he could flash in from back court, take a swift pass, and ring up two points before his guard could see him," notes the 1921 Ye Domesday Booke. "He could drop them in from any distance with good regularity, and his clean cut shots have made for him as good a reputation on the court as he enjoys on the gridiron."

Flavin was moved to second forward in 1922, where Paul Florence was named designated free throw shooter and took the scoring crown, with Flavin's 7.2 average a close second. Flavin was a star across three sports: an all-South Atlantic halfback, a third baseman on Georgetown's 1922 national championship team, and an expert basketball marksman.

He completed a fifth year in 1923 before the University, perhaps growing uneasy with Flavin's academic progress, ended his eligibility.

After Georgetown, Flavin moved to Buffalo for a two year run in the NFL, followed by a season as the head coach at St. Bonaventure, compiling a 13-5 record.

Jack Flavin was enshrined in the inaugural class of the Georgetown University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1958.

 


Season

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

1918-19 6 6 54 9.0
1919-20 14 14 66 4.7
1920-21 14 14 175 12.5
1921-22 13 13 93 7.2
1922-23 10 10 48 4.8

Total

57 57 436 7.6

Top 25 Career Rankings By Statistic

GP

GS

Min

FG

FGA

%

3FG

3GA

%

FT

FTA

%

Off

Reb

Avg

PF

Ast

Blk

Stl

Pts

Avg

Total

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Game Records Game High Game Low
Minutes Played Not Recorded Not Recorded
Points 23 (1/14/1921) Not Recorded
Field Goals Made Not Recorded Not Recorded
Field Goals Attempted Not Recorded Not Recorded
3 Point FG Not Applicable Not Applicable
3 Point FG Attempted Not Applicable Not Applicable
Free Throws Made Not Recorded Not Recorded
Free Throws Attempted Not Recorded Not Recorded
Offensive Rebounds Not Recorded Not Recorded
Total Rebounds Not Recorded Not Recorded
Assists Not Recorded Not Recorded
Turnovers Not Recorded Not Recorded
Blocked Shots Not Recorded Not Recorded
Steals Not Recorded Not Recorded

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