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Jerry Lucas
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Jerry Lucas


A native of Middletown, Ohio, Jerry Lucas chose to attend Ohio State on an academic scholarship. The 6-foot-8 power forward had twice been named Mr. Basketball USA, an award handed to the nation's best high school basketball player. In 1959-60, his sophomore year at OSU, Lucas led the team to the national championship. Among the reserves on that squad was future Hall of Fame coach Bobby Knight.

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