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Jerry Lucas

NBA Forward Jerry Lucas

Profession: NBA Forward

United States of America

Biography: Named one of the 50 greatest players in National Basketball Association history, he is an Olympic Gold Medal winner (1960), an NCAA National Champion (1960 Ohio State Buckeyes), and an NBA Champion (1973 New York Knicks).

Born: March 30, 1940
Birthplace: Middletown, Ohio, USA
Age: 82 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aries

Married Life

  • 1960-09-18 NBA forward Jerry Lucas (20) weds sophomore Treva Geib
  • 1974-06-08 NBA forward Jerry Lucas (34) weds second wife Sharalee Beard

Historical Events

  • 1960-03-19 22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats California, 75-55; Buckeyes' future Hall of Fame forward Jerry Lucas is named tournament MOP
  • 1960-09-10 Future Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas scores 23 points as the US wins its 5th straight men's basketball Olympic gold medal with a 90-63 drubbing of Brazil at the Rome Games
  • 1961-03-25 23rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Cincinnati beats Ohio State, 70-65 (OT); Buckeyes' future Hall of Fame forward Jerry Lucas is MOP for 2nd straight year
  • 1964-02-29 Cincinnati's Jerry Lucas and Oscar Robertson combine for a rare 40-40 performance as the Royals beat host Philadelphia 76ers, 117-114; NBA MVP Robertson has 43 points; Rookie of the Year Lucas, 40 rebounds
  • 1965-01-13 15th NBA All-Star Game, St. Louis Arena, St. Louis, Mo: East beats West, 124-123; MVP: Jerry Lucas, Cincinnati Royals, F

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