Tom In Media

Charlie Rose Interview
June 20, 2014. Pioneers in the high stakes world of high school basketball Tom Konchalski and Howard Garfinkel talk about the scouting process and Garfinkel's Five-Star basketball camp.

Tom K documentary 
Jonathan Hock – 2018

The Secret Tennis Past of a Basketball Lifer
Kevin Armstrong– NY Times – September 7, 2018
Tom Konchalski is renowned in basketball circles for his evaluations of college prospects. But in an earlier life, he once called lines in a U.S. Open

The Final Handshake
Adam Zagoria – February 8, 2021 - Forbes
Tom Konchalski was known for his powerful and lingering handshake, his keen eye, photographic memory, kind heart and friendship made over decades of scouting. His death shook the basketball community.

Tom Konchalski made basketball better. The sport won’t be the same without him.
John Feinstein – Washington Post – February 8, 2021

Legendary high school scout Tom Konchalski dies at 74 – February 9, 2021
Tom Konchalski spent 43 years evaluating and scouting hundreds of high school prospects.

Scout of Future Basketball Stars
Richard Sandomir – NY Times – February 21, 2021
Tom Konchalski traveled to schools, camps and schoolyards to evaluate high school players, and his reports were essential to college coaches in their recruiting.

Guru, Genius, Gentleman, Scout
Kevin Armstrong – NY Times – March 18, 2021
For decades, Tom Konchalski scoured playgrounds and gyms for basketball talent

Tom Konchalski's Legacy Lives on at Archbishop Molloy
The Tablet – June 5, 2021
Tom’s iconic Swintec typewriter now sits atop the desk of his mentor, the late Coach Jack Curran at Molloy HS

A special night for a special man
Andy Furman – Brooklyn Daily Eagle – Oct 15, 2021


I will always be thankful for Tom Konchalski and what he has meant to the game of basketball.

Coach Billy Donovan, Chicago Bulls