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Jerry Lucas

Full name: Jerry Ray Lucas
Gender: Male
Height: 6-7.5 (203 cm)
Weight: 227 lbs (103 kg)
Born: March 30, 1940 in Middletown, Ohio, United States
Affiliations: Ohio State Buckeyes, Columbus (USA)
Country: USA United States
Sport: Basketball

Medals: 1 Gold (1 Total)

Other SR Links: Basketball-Reference.com, College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

Biography

Jerry Lucas was one of the greatest power forwards to ever play college basketball. In 1960, besides playing on the Olympic team, he led his Ohio State team to the NCAA championship as a sophomore center He played mostly center in college and made All-America in 1960, 1961, and 1962 as well as twice being named College Player of the Year He also led the nation in rebounding in his junior and senior years, and in field goal percentage all three of his varsity years, setting a collegiate career mark in that category He was drafted by Cincinnati of the NBA in 1962 but instead signed with the Cleveland Pipers of the soon-to-be-defunct American Basketball League. Cleveland folded before playing a game and Lucas sat out a season before beginning his NBA career. Lucas had a solid 11-year pro career, starting out with a Rookie of the Year award in 1964. He three times was named to the NBA first-team All-Stars, and three times was named second-team. In 1965 he was the MVP of the NBA All-Star game and he finished his career with the New York Knicks by helping them win an NBA title in 1973. After his basketball career ended, Lucas was involved in several entrepreneurial pursuits, the most well known of which are his books and schools of memory training. Lucas' own memory is phenomenal and he and partner, Harry Lorayne, have devised a system of memory which they have marketed into a big business.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1960 Summer 20 Roma Basketball Men's Basketball United States USA 1 Gold

Men's Basketball

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result PTS
1960 Summer 20 Roma Basketball United States USA Final Round Match #2 1 1960-09-08 USA 112, ITA 81 26
1960 Summer 20 Roma Basketball United States USA Final Round Match #4 1 1960-09-10 USA 90, BRA 63 23
1960 Summer 20 Roma Basketball United States USA Group B Match #1 1 1960-09-01 USA 104, YUG 42 10
1960 Summer 20 Roma Basketball United States USA Group B Match #4 1 1960-09-02 USA 108, URU 50 8
1960 Summer 20 Roma Basketball United States USA Group B Match #6 1 1960-09-03 USA 81, URS 57 12
1960 Summer 20 Roma Basketball United States USA Group A Match #2 1 1960-08-26 USA 88, ITA 54 8
1960 Summer 20 Roma Basketball United States USA Group A Match #3 1 1960-08-27 USA 125, JPN 66 28
1960 Summer 20 Roma Basketball United States USA Group A Match #5 1 1960-08-29 USA 107, HUN 63 19
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