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Gerry Ward (basketball)

Gerry Ward
Personal information
Born (1941-09-06) September 6, 1941 (age 74)
Nationality American
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Career information
High school Cardinal Hayes
College Boston College
NBA draft 1963 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Pro career 1963–1967
Position Guard
Number 40, 4, 12, 6
Career history
1963–1964 St. Louis Hawks
1964–1965 Boston Celtics
1965–1966 Philadelphia 76ers
1965–1966 Chicago Bulls
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 542 (3.2 ppg)
Rebounds 294 (1.7 rpg)
Assists 237 (1.4 apg)
Stats at

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

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. February 5, 2007. Retrieved on September 23, 2009.
  2. ^ Career statistics. Retrieved on September 23, 2009.