George Lloyd "Porky" Andrews (born September 18, 1917 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) is considered the greatest Canadian basketball player of the first half of the 20th Century.
Andrews won several Canadian national titles, highlighted by the 1935 Victoria Blue Ribbons. Another impressive national championship came in 1946 with the Victoria Dominoes. He was not a member of the 1936 Canadian Olympics squad that won a silver medal in Berlin.
He attended the University of Oregon, playing on their teams, 1939-42. In his freshman year Andrews played in 27 games, dropping in 72 points for a 2.6 points per game (ppg) average. The team finished the season with a 19-12 record. In the 1940-41 campaign Oregon finished with a 18-18 record. Andrews averaged 6.4 ppg while playing all 36 games. His total was 233 points.
In his senior year (1941-42) Andrews changed his jersey number from 14 to 4 was named Ducks' team captain. Unfortunately the Ducks had their first losing season in nearly 10 years with a 12-15 record. On a positive note though, Andrews averaged a career high 6.8 ppg with 184 points in 27 games. He finished his collegiate career with a 5.4 ppg average while scoring 489 points in 90 games. Andrews was coached all three years by the legendary Howard Hobson (1935-47 with a 212-124 record or .631 winning percentage).
After graduation, Andrews played for the Vancouver Hornets in the Pacific Coast Professional Basketball League (PCPBL) from 1946 to 1948. The team was a high-scoring one as they set a PCPBL record for most points in a game during the 1947-48 season, dropping 97 against Astoria Royal Chinooks on December 27, 1947. The Hornets finished near the top both seasons with records of 24-14 in the regular season and 6-6 in the playoffs (1946-47) along with 29-23 for the regular season in (1947-48).
In 1946-47 Andrews was one of two Canadians to play in the World Professional Basketball Tournament (WPBT), with the Portland Indians. The Indians lost their only game in the tournament, 62-48, to the ABL Sheboygan Red Skins.
Although some claim that Andrews played for the Chicago Stags of the Basketball Association of America (the forerunner of the National Basketball Association), there is no documentary evidence that he did so.
Named Canada's Basketball Player of the Half Century (1900-50). He was the top scorer in the PCPCL history.
Andrews also found the winning formula for coaching while leading the Victoria High School Totems to provincial titles in 1959, 1962 and 1969.