Jason Miglionico has the distinction of being the only male player in Bartlett High School basketball history to register more than 1,000 rebounds for a career. That chimes quite nicely with his membership in the 1,000-point scoring club in a career.
His actual career totals were 1,355 points and 1,014 rebounds during his four-year tenure on the court and he is generally referred to as the best big man (6’7”) to ever play for the green and white.
Jason was a two-time Telegram & Gazette Super Basketball Team member, received four letters, and captained the Indian teams twice. He also was in an honorable mention high school basketball listing in USA Today.
Jason played a key role in Bartlett’s court successes during the 1980s. During that four-year span, ending in 1988, the Indians won three Border Conference titles, one Clark Tournament Championship, and three District Tournament Championships. The team also played in one state final game.
“Migs” as he was often referred to, scored more than 30 points and grabbed 15 rebounds a number of times in games during his career. His best offensive game came in his last regular season contest against Tourtellotte Memorial High School. Migs scored 53 points and pulled down 28 rebounds. Incidentally, Tourtellotte had a good team at the time, as it went on that year to win the CT State Championship. He averaged 28 points per game in his senior year.
He also played football as a senior and is credited with scoring the winning touchdown, in overtime, against Southbridge.
Jason went on to play and graduate from Franklin Pierce College. He captained the basketball team in 1993; scored 1,000 points for his career; was named Bentley College Holiday Festival MVP in 1990; received the Coach’s Award and was MVP in 1991-1992; and received the Athletic Achievement Award (Athletics/Academics) in 1993.
Jason has a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Western New England College. He is an Auburn Police Officer. He and his wife Bonnie live in Dudley with their son Nathan, nearly two years old.