George “Mizz” Mizzer

About This Inductee

George started at center for St. Vincent’s “Vinnies” 1959-1961. In his junior year, St. Vincent’s played for PA State Eastern Basketball Championship, losing on a buzzer beater to Bethlehem Catholic. His senior year, the team lost in Eastern Final Four to South Scranton. Known for his jumping ability, standing 6 feet tall, George was able to dunk a basketball with ease, scoring over 1,500 points while grabbing over 1,500 rebounds in 3 years at St. Vincent’s. He led the Catholic League in scoring in the 1960-61 season, while leading league in rebounds and blocked shots. He was in league’s top ten in assists and steals for 3 years. George was All Catholic League 3 times, named MVP his senior year, receiving All State Honorable Mention in 1961 and the sportsmanship award. George also played baseball in high school, pitching and catching St. Vincent’s to two Catholic League championships 1959-1961. As a pitcher, George led the Catholic League in wins and strikeouts 2 years; was named All Catholic catcher twice; All Catholic pitcher 3 times. George had offers to play professional baseball for the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals. George married his high school sweetheart, Claire Ann Groblewski, who passed away in the Fall of 1999. They have two children, Colleen Dubaskas and George Jr. They also have two grandchildren, Christopher and Cara.