|Birth||31 December 1915 (Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Death||16 August 1974|
John Lee "Squint" Phares (December 31, 1915 – August 16, 1974) was an American professional basketball player. He played college basketball, baseball, and football for West Virginia University. Phares then played in the National Basketball League for the Pittsburgh Pirates during the 1938–39 season and averaged 6.9 points per game.
In his post-basketball life, he and his wife ran a nursery school in Columbus, Ohio.