Jack O'Connell '51
One of the best playmakers of his era, Jack O’Connell '51 was a three-year basketball starter for coach Fella Gintoff. He was named team captain for his senior season, was a first-team all District (Bridgeport, Stratford and Fairfield) selection and finished third among all scoring leaders at 15 points per game.
The Jesuits went 34-13 in O’Connell’s three varsity seasons and he was named to Prep’s All-Decade Team (1942-1951).
After graduation, O’Connell starred at Fairfield University, where he started for four seasons and compiled 1,016 career points, averaging 20.6 per game. He captained the Stags his senior season.