Tom Konchalski who was the editor, publisher and author of the High School Basketball Illustrated newsletter has passed away at the age of 74. This past weekend he was transiton in hospice care after battling with cancer for sometime.
Last May of 2020 Mr. Konchalski retired from scouting high school basketball for over 40 years. He was one of the nicest and loyal people in this business. He had a knowledge of the game that coaches will reach out to him about a player. When Mr Konchalski will be honest with you about your skill level.
During my time working with Elmcor and the Pro Am league in New York, I had the pleasure of knowing and talk to him and I was amazed about his knowledge not only about basketball but about life.
Tom will remember about a player or coaches family member name and ask about them. He will know the location of your high school graduation. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to his friend, family, and love ones.
I have to say Tom Konchalski is the inventor of high school basketball scouting. He will be dearly missed and he’s in a better place. RIP Mr KonchalskI.