Jared Dimakos’ induction into the 2019 NHIBT Hall of Fame is unique in that his zestful basketball career came to an ill fated ending after being diagnosed with a rare bone disease called Osteosarcoma his senior year in college.
His strength, determination, and talent laden genes guided him through a stellar High School career at St. Viator and Lake Forest Academy. He then played at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and at Chicago State University and was Captain his junior year.
Jared’s Greek playing roots started at St. Demetrios in Chicago. He was an All Tournament player for Coach John Venetos and the Ahepa Bone Marrow High School squad. He played with Boston in their run for the Men’s Division Championship only to lose to Ypsilanti in the Finals.
In 2011, he also has been awarded the AHEPA Player of the Year Award.