Warren Ajax was an American Professional Basketball player who was born on the 12th of May, 1921 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Minneapolis is the most populous city in the US State of Minnesota and the seat of Hennepin County. He is the first out of three sons (other siblings are Bud and Sheldon)
Warren Ajax Body Measurements
His height is 6.2 ft and weighs 77 kg.
Warren Ajax Career Details
He started playing basketball from his hometown high school, The Central High School, Minneapolis, Minnesota. After high school, he moved to The University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities of Minnesota and St. Paul. There he joined The Minnesota Golden Gophers Men’s Basketball team which represents the University of Minnesota in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division one in the United States.
He played with the Golden Gophers from 1940-1943 but had to stop when there was a call for national service. He joined the United States Navy and served from 1943-1945.
After his service in the military, he returned to college in 1945 and finally finished college in 1946.
During his playing time, he played as a forward and center and wore the number 15 and 46 shirts.
During the 1947/1948 season, Ajax played on the National Basketball League (NBL) for the Minneapolis Laker. Minneapolis Laker, now The Los Angeles Lakers, is a professional basketball team based in the city of Los Angeles.
They compete in the national basketball association as a member of the league’s western conference. The Western Conference is one out of the two members that make up the national basketball league.
The other member is the Eastern Conference. The two conferences are made up of combined 30 teams divided into three divisions.
After playing for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1947/1948 season, he moved to Oskey’s North Stars where he played from 1949-1950.
Ajax died on December 19, 2004, at the age of 83 years at Hot Springs, Arkansas.
In Minneapolis Central High School, Ajax was a boy of many talents. He played basketball, football, and baseball. He had many letters in his name for playing those games.
During his playing time with the Lakers from 1947-1948, the games records are GA – 3, FGM – 0, FTM – 1, FTA – 1, PCT – 2, PTS – 1, and AVG 0.3.
Ajax’s postseason records when he played for the Minneapolis Rock Springs Sparkers are GA – 2, FGM – 4, FTM – 1, FTA – 5, PTS – 9, and AVG – 4.5.
He served in the United States Navy for three years during the Second World War and was honorably discharged as a chief petty officer.
After his brief playing career as a pro, he went on to join his family business. Ajax later picked golfing at his later age and became a member of Minneapolis Golf Club.
Warren Ajax Net Worth
Ajax did not make a living playing basketball even though he went pro. He was drafted by the Lakers when it was newly formed and played for them for some time but left. Pro basketball was not paying then as it is paying today. He was having a young family and he needed to feed them so he left pro basketball and joined his father and Brother, Bud, in business.
Ajax devoted his time to E.J Ajax & Sons Inc. When his father died in 1948, he became the president of the company. He remained with the company until 1982 when he and his brother decided to sell the company.
We do not know Ajax’s net worth but we know he was a successful businessman.
Warren Ajax Dating History
The dating records of Ajax is not known because he was married for a long time.
Ajax’s first marriage was cut short by the cold hands of death; death took his first wife at a young age, and her name was Aileen. He then got married for the second time to a woman named Joyce Rasch; their marriage lasted 42 years until his death.
Warren Ajax Kids
Ajax had five surviving children. From his first marriage, he had three sons, Warren Ajax Jr., Bruce Ajax, and Brain Ajax.
From his second marriage, he had two adopted sons and a daughter, Brett Rasch (late), Dr. Bradley Rasch, and Pamela Mark Kaiser. He was also a grandfather with many grandchildren.