Jerry Lucas wasn't particularly tall or bruising, nor was he a great leaper, but his name can be found at the top of any list of great rebounding forwards in NBA history. The 6-8 Lucas hauled down 12,942 rebounds for an average of 15.6 per game, the fourth-best career mark in NBA history. Playing for three teams in his 11-year career-the Cincinnati Royals, the San Francisco Warriors, and the New York Knicks, Lucas tallied 14,053 points (17.0 ppg) and finished with a lofty .499 career field-goal percentage. more...
Full Name: Jerry Ray Lucas Born: 3/30/40 in Middletown, Ohio High School: Middletown (Ohio) College: Ohio State Drafted by: Cincinnati Royals, 1962 Transactions: Signed with ABL's Cleveland Pipers, 1962; Pipers dropped out of ABL; Lucas did not play in 1962-63; Traded to San Francisco Warriors, 10/25/69; Traded to New York Knicks, 5/7/71
Nickname: Luke Height: 6-8 Weight: 235 lbs. Honors: Elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (1980); NBA champion (1973); All-NBA First Team (1965, '66, '68); All-NBA Second Team 1964, '67); All-Rookie team (1964); Seven-time All-Star; All-Star MVP (1965); One of 50 Greatest Players in NBA History (1996); Olympic gold medalist (1960).