Jack DeFares
Jack DeFares
Title: Basketball

Jack DeFares is inducted into the Winston-Salem State University Clarence “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame for his stellar accomplishment as a basketball student-athlete at WSSU.  The first All-CIAA selection in WSSU basketball history, DeFares helped to pave the way for countless basketball superstars at WSSU and helped to introduce several talented players from New York City to WSSU basketball.  An All-CIAA First-Team selection in 1955, 1956 and 1957, DeFares is a true WSSU men’s basketball pioneer.