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Overview

Jerry Lucas

Date of birth
Mar 30, 1940

Ht: 6'8" Wt: 223 lbs.

Birthplace
Middletown, OH

Hometown
Middleton, OH

College
Ohio State University

High school
Middletown

Summary
Jerry Ray Lucas (born March 30, 1940) was a basketball player from the 1950s to the 1970s, and is now a memory education expert. In 1996, the NBA's 50th anniversary, he was named one of the 50 greatest players in National Basketball Association history. He was named to Sports Illustrateds five-man College All-Century Team in 1999...
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Awards

All-NBA First Team NBA
1967-68, 1965-66, 1964-65

All-NBA Second Team NBA
1966-67, 1963-64

All-Rookie First Team NBA
1963-64

All-Star Game MVP NBA
1963-64

Rookie of the Year NBA
1963-64

Player of the Year (AP)
NCAA D-I Men's Basketball

1961-62, 1960-61

Oscar Robertson Trophy
NCAA D-I Men's Basketball

1961-62, 1960-61

NCAA Tournament MOP
NCAA D-I Men's Basketball

1960-61, 1959-60

First Team All-American (AP)
NCAA D-I Men's Basketball

1961-62, 1960-61, 1959-60

NCAA National Champion
Ohio State Buckeyes Men's Basketball
1959-60

NBA Champion
New York Knicks
1972-73

Eastern Conference Champion
New York Knicks
1972-73, 1971-72

Trivia
  • Was inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.

Where are they now?
  • Retired NBA Hall of Famer. Writer and lecturer, currently working on creating an educational website. Apr 5, 2010

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Kobe Bryant Outdoes Shaquille O'Neal Once Again by Passing Him as the Fifth Best Scorer in NBA History (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal, the ex-teammates turned foes turned respected competitors, originally contended to see who could win the most NBA Championship rings. Bryant's fifth ring in 2010 beat out O'Neal's four.
Yahoo! Sports, Feb 07, 2012
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States in the United States that Produced Most NBA Players: Fan's View (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
These are the states in the United States where the most NBA players were born in. I'm also including ABA players here, though the vast majority of players listed for each state played in the NBA. All states that have produced at least 100 pro players are...
Yahoo! Sports, Jan 18, 2012
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Matta: Sullinger will play vs. Lamar (AP)
Coach Thad Matta says star forward Jared Sullinger, who missed most of Saturday's win at South Carolina with a sore foot, will play when No. 2 Ohio State hosts Lamar on Tuesday night. Matta says Sullinger told him he was feeling better each day since he hurt...
Yahoo! Sports, Dec 19, 2011
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New York Knicks 1973 Championship Team Had Seven Hall of Famers on It: Fan's Look (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
The 1973 New York Knicks owned New York City. They were the toast of the town, and rightfully so. As a kid growing up in the New York area, I can still remember how good that team was. I used to watch them play on TV, and used to listen to Marv Albert call...
Yahoo! Sports, Dec 15, 2011
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Sullinger returns as Buckeyes roll 82-58 (AP)
Deshaun Thomas scored 23 points and No. 2 Ohio State welcomed back star forward Jared Sullinger in an 82-58 victory over South Carolina Upstate on Wednesday night. The Buckeyes (9-1) were effective if not overwhelming in rebounding from a 78-67 loss at No. 13...
Yahoo! Sports, Dec 15, 2011
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Sullinger's 27 and 13 power Ohio State (AP)
Jared Sullinger had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 3 Ohio State roared to a big first-half lead to beat North Florida 85-50 on Monday night. Deshaun Thomas added 16 points and William Buford 13 for the Buckeyes (4-0), who ran their home winning streak to...
Yahoo! Sports, Nov 22, 2011
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Dollar Bill Bradley…My Favorite Knick (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Fine. They want to take NBA basketball away from us? We'll adjust. Based on reports, the owners and players actually seem to have made progress, but are still maddeningly inflexible. While we wait, we'll dwell on better times, when they actually played.
Yahoo! Sports, Oct 31, 2011
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Walt “Clyde” Frazier…One of My Favorite Knicks (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Fine. They want to take NBA basketball away from us? We'll adjust. Based on reports, the owners and players actually seem to be making progress, but I'll believe a deal when I see it, and perhaps not even then. While we wait, we'll dwell on better times, when...
Yahoo! Sports, Oct 27, 2011
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NBA Greats Who Wore Number 24 (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
These are all the NBA greats who wore the number 24 for at least parts of their NBA careers. I've included all Basketball Hall of Fame players, all NBA players who averaged over 20.0 points per game, and all players who have had the number 24 retired in their...
Yahoo! Sports, Oct 26, 2011
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The Right Stuff
What hooked you on basketball? Was it Michael Jordan and the Dream Team? Was it the Celtics dynasties of yesteryear, the Magic-Bird rivalry, the Bad Boys? Keith Langlois found an NBA.com video tribute to the 1973 New York Knicks and recalls one of the biggest...
NBA.com, Oct 19, 2011
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Dave Debusschere…One of My Favorite Knicks (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Fine. They want to take NBA basketball away from us? We'll adjust. We know the eventual result anyway. They'll arrive at a solution at some point that could easily happen right this minute, if all the enormous egos were dismissed.
Yahoo! Sports, Oct 19, 2011
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Fan's view: Dave Stallworth, one of my favorite Knicks (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Fine. They want to take NBA basketball away from us? We'll adjust. We know the eventual result anyway. They'll arrive at a solution at some point that could easily happen right this minute, if all the enormous egos were dismissed.
Yahoo! Sports, Sep 27, 2011
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Willis Reed is one of my favorite Knicks: Fan flashback (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Fine. They want to take NBA basketball away from us? We'll adjust. We know the eventual result anyway. They'll arrive at a solution at some point that could easily happen right this minute, if all the enormous egos were dismissed.
Yahoo! Sports, Sep 21, 2011
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Why Earl “The Pearl” Monroe is one of my favorite Knicks: Fan flashback (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Fine. They want to take NBA basketball away from us? We'll adjust. We know the eventual result anyway. They'll arrive at a solution at some point that could easily happen right this minute, if all the enormous egos were dismissed.
Yahoo! Sports, Sep 19, 2011
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John Starks is one of my favorite Knicks: Fan flashback (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Fine. They want to take NBA basketball away from us? We'll adjust. We know the eventual result anyway. They'll arrive at a solution at some point that could easily happen right this minute, if all the enormous egos were dismissed.
Yahoo! Sports, Sep 19, 2011
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Bernard King is one of my favorite Knicks: A fan's tribute (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Fine. They want to take NBA basketball away from us? We'll adjust. We know the eventual result anyway. They'll arrive at a solution at some point that could easily happen right this minute, if all the enormous egos were dismissed.
Yahoo! Sports, Sep 16, 2011
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Dick Barnett: One of my favorite Knicks (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Fine. They want to take NBA basketball away from us? We'll adjust. We know the eventual result anyway. They'll arrive at a solution at some point that could easily happen right this minute, if all the enormous egos were dismissed.
Yahoo! Sports, Sep 16, 2011
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Best NBA players from Ohio State University (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
These are the best NBA players from Ohio State University . Players are ranked by their career scoring averages in the NBA. To date, some 40 players from Ohio State have gone on to play in the NBA. All Ohio State players who averaged 12.0 or more points per...
Yahoo! Sports, Aug 25, 2011
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Best college basketball conferences for great NBA rebounders (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
As of the end of the 2011 season, there are 83 players in NBA history with career rebounding averages of 9.0 or more rebounds per game. Breaking down the players by the colleges they attended reveals which college basketball conferences have sent the most...
Yahoo! Sports, Aug 10, 2011
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Best NBA players who were born in Ohio (Associated Content)
These are the best NBA players that were born in the state of Ohio . To date, a total of 142 players who were born in Ohio have gone on to play in the NBA. The list is timely because the number one player is a huge star still fighting in the 2011 post-season...
Yahoo! Sports, May 23, 2011
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