Greg Janowick was a second-round draft pick for Utah in 2022 and comes to the Utah Warriors from the University of Tennessee where he played lock for the Volunteers. Janowick is a native of Barrington, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, where he lived before heading South for College. He also is a former classmate and teammate of Warriors’ Hooker Joey Backe in Chicago. Janowick earned numerous accolades during his time with the Vols including being named the 2020 Team MVP and 2021 SCRC Division 1 First Team. Additionally, he helped lead Tennessee to a 2021 National Championship during his time in Knoxville.
“Greg is another player we’ve been tracking for the past 2 years,” said Sparks. “If you watched Tennessee’s game against Bowling Green for the National Championship in the Fall you will understand he is more than just a big, tall rugby player. He came to Utah earlier this week for a pre-draft workout and we were impressed to see he had shed 30-pounds and transformed his body to be ready for the MLR environment. He did a great job learning from our coaches and players while here too. But the most impressive thing for us was how he is a student of the game. His scouting work of opposition and understanding of data applied to the game of rugby are traits we are passionate about with our players.”