Hall Of Fame

George Dancis

George Dancis

Known as ‘Big George’ in his playing days he was a pioneering player in Australian international basketball. In the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games he was a member of the first Australian team to ever compete in an Olympic basketball competition.

As a player, he was an unstoppable 200 centimetre giant of the game. He played an impressive 11 official games for Australia including the pre-Olympic tournament in Rome in 1960.


- Unstoppable 200cm ‘giant of the game’ in the early days.

- Pioneering player in Australian international basketball.

- Played 11 official games for Australia.

- Helped South Australia dominate the Australian Championships.

- Member of the first ever Australian basketball team in Olympic Competition in Melbourne – 1956 (12th place)

- Represented Australia at the Pre-Olympic Tournament in Rome - 1960.

- Inducted into the Basketball Australia Hall of Fame in 2006.

George Dancis
28 November 1932 – 20 April 2021