Late basketball icon Jim Rowinski’s children are currently unknown. Rowinski passed away at age 63, on February 2, 2024.
Jim’s journey in the basketball arena began as a walk-on freshman for the Purdue Boilermakers from 1980 to 1984, playing under the wing of the legendary coach Gene Keady.
From an unassuming start, Rowinski transformed into a star, leading Purdue to a Big Ten co-championship in 1984.
His prowess on the court earned him the esteemed title of Big Ten Player of the Year in the same year, marking a pinnacle in his collegiate career.
Notably, Jim holds enduring records at Purdue for career games played and minutes.
Venturing into the professional realm, Rowinski was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 1984 NBA Draft, a testament to his exceptional skills.
Beyond the NBA, he displayed his talents on an international stage, playing professionally in Italy and contributing to the Albany Patroons’ CBA championship win in 1986.
Purdue fans fondly remember him for his unwavering dedication, relentless hard work, and the lasting impact he left on the program.