Re: He's the first Buckeye men's basketball player to accomplish that feat.
Just sayin': If they had this recognition back in the 60's Jerry Lucas would undoubtedly have been a 3 time academic all american too. Maybe even a 4 timer, if freshman had been allowed to play varsity back then..
Lucas insisted on an academic scholarship, making his basketball play optional in an effort to control his college career, as he made education a priority over basketball. Lucas also earned his bachelors degree in three years, and had spent his senior year in post-graduate studies. Ranking in the top 10% of his undergraduate class, He was inducted into the Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society for business and management students.