Hometown: Calumet City, IL and Hammond, IN (Hammond HS)
1957: Lettered, Starter. Broke foot in first game - missed 10 games.
1958: Lettered, Starter, All-Big 7.
1959: Lettered, Starter.
Round drafted: 10
St. Louis Hawks
In 1966, played for Racing Mechelen in Belgium
Next to Wilt, Ron Loneski was Kansas’ biggest player. He spent 22 years in the military, another 10 teaching and coaching high school basketball in San Diego, where he cut eventual Super Bowl MVP Terrell Davis. Loneski and his wife recently moved back to Lawrence.
“It’s very deflating and very hurtful,” said Loneski, who still looks as if he could snap a redwood in half with his massive bare hands. “I think about that game every day. Every time I turn on the TV to watch basketball, that game is in the back of my mind.”
Special interview conducted 17 September 1969 with MAJ Ronald Loneski, Current Operations Branch, G-3, HQ USARV.