Senior J.R. Konieczny Breaks Career Record For Points Scored


Sammie Jurkovic, Reporter

In 1993, Chris Quinn scored the highest points in Saint Joseph’s Boy Basketball history. On Tuesday, February 9th 2020 Senior J.R. Konieczny broke that record with his performance against Concord by scoring 35 points. Konieczny has committed to the University of Notre Dame for Boys Basketball after his continuous hours of dedication and love for the sport. Konieczny averages about 30 points a game and ranks in the top 20 this season in points in Indiana.

Konieczny reflected on the accomplishment saying, “I really just want to thank everyone who has supported me throughout my years. My family, friends, all my coaches, and all my teammates. Even the JV, and Freshman team who come to the games and support us.”

After the game against Concord, Konieczny  surpass the all time record of 1701 points previously held by Chris Quinn. The senior was honored later in the week prior to the Northwood game. Former hoop star Marty Harshman (a teammate of Quinn) presented Konieczny with a ball commemorating the accomplishment. Konieczny greeted it with his typical humility.

“Since I was a kid, it was always my dream to be the best basketball player I can be, and breaking the record at Saint Joe makes me continue to strive harder for myself to be better at all times.”

The 6’7 senior with incredible dreams strives to lead his team to a State Championship as the team concludes the regular season and prepares for the upcoming tournament. Konieczny continues to add to his career total as he nears 2000 total points. It will take a deep run to state to reach that milestone, but Konieczny is only focused on one objective: the success of the team.