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John McElroy | YSU Athletics Hall of Fame

John McElroy

  • Men's Basketball (1965-69)
  • Inducted 1987

A native Youngstowner, John McElroy set the record book on fire in 1969 when he scored 72 points against Wayne State University at South High School Field House on February 26. He still ranks first in five offensive categories, including most points in a single game (72), most field goals in a single game (29), most field goals in a single season (310), most free throws in a single game (14- he hold the record with fellow inductee this year Tony Knott), and most points in a single season (729), which is also the record for a season by a senior. He is also second on the ladder in points for a single game (52) and third (right behind Tony Knott) in most points in a career (1,932).