John Halas ’05, Former Basketball Captain, Joins Orlando Magic Organization
Hartford, Conn. - John Halas '05, a four-year starter and two-time captain for the men's basketball team at Trinity College, was recently named Special Assistant to the General Manager of the Orlando Magic. The Orlando Magic are a member of the Eastern Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). An article on Halas' hiring was recently posted on D3Hoops.com.
Halas, a political science major at Trinity, is 14th on the all-time scoring list at Trinity with 1,213 points in his career and 13th all-time in assists with 278. He is the all-time leader in three point field goals made (208) and is the only player in Trinity history to record three seasons of 50 or more three-point field goals made. In addition, Halas recorded the single season record for steals (69) in 2003-04, and matched that number in his senior season, finishing third all-time in the steals category (203). Trinity's record during Halas' career was 75-27 for a percentage of .735.
After Trinity, Halas went on to compete at the minor league basketball level, playing for the American Basketball Association (ABA), the United States Basketball League (USBL) and the Premier Basketball League (PBL), where he was a member of two-time champion Rochester RazorSharks. Most recently, Halas served as Assistant Basketball Coach at Northfield Mount Herman and Amherst College. While in Amherst, he earned an M.S. in Sports Management from the Mark McCormack School of Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst (UMass).