Gerry Ward (basketball)
Gerald W. Ward (born September 6, 1941) is a retired American professional basketball player.
|Born||September 6, 1941|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Cardinal Hayes (Bronx, New York)|
|College||Boston College (1960–1963)|
|NBA draft||1963 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall|
|Selected by the St. Louis Hawks|
|Number||40, 4, 12, 6|
|1963–1964||St. Louis Hawks|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||542 (3.2 ppg)|
|Rebounds||294 (1.7 rpg)|
|Assists||237 (1.4 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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.
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.
In 2007, Boston College retired Ward's #40 jersey.