Ex-OSU PF Jerry Lucas Now Memory Expert
Former Ohio State power forward Jerry Lucas, the catalyst for the school’s lone national championship, currently is a motivational speaker and memory expert.
The Most Outstanding Player of the 1960 NCAA tournament - when the Buckeyes won the national title - Lucas went on to a Hall of Fame professional career in which he made seven All-Star teams and won the 1973 NBA title with the New York Knicks.
Lucas, a three-time Big Ten Player of the Year at Ohio State, trained his memory in the pros by memorizing NYC phone books on road trips out of boredom. He is the co-author of “The Memory Book,” which was a New York Times best seller.
Since, he has been known as “Dr. Memory” and developed the Lucas Memory System. He is hoping that OSU provides an unforgettable moment at the Final Four, where it is trying to its first national title in more than five decades. The Buckeyes take on Kansas in Saturday’s national semifinal. Jerry Lucas profile