Gerry Ward (basketball)

Gerald W. Ward (born September 6, 1941) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Gerry Ward
Personal information
Born (1941-09-06) September 6, 1941 (age 79)
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolCardinal Hayes (Bronx, New York)
CollegeBoston College (1960–1963)
NBA draft1963 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Playing career1963–1967
Number40, 4, 12, 6
Career history
1963–1964St. Louis Hawks
1964–1965Boston Celtics
1965–1966Philadelphia 76ers
1966–1967Chicago Bulls
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points542 (3.2 ppg)
Rebounds294 (1.7 rpg)
Assists237 (1.4 apg)
Stats at

A 6'4" (1.93 m) guard, Ward starred at Boston College from 1960 to 1963. He scored 1,112 points over the course of his collegiate career, and grabbed 947 rebounds. As a senior, he was an All-American third team selection and an Academic All-American first team honoree.[1]

Ward was selected by the St. Louis Hawks with the fifth pick of the 1963 NBA draft. He played four seasons in the NBA with the Hawks, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, and Chicago Bulls, averaging 3.2 points per game.[2]

In 2007, Boston College retired Ward's #40 jersey.[1]


  1. ^ a b Gerry Ward's number raised to rafters[permanent dead link]. February 5, 2007. Retrieved on September 23, 2009.
  2. ^ Career statistics. Retrieved on September 23, 2009.