On September 9th, 2012, the Heidelberg men’s basketball team will be hosting their first Alumni Golf Scramble at Seneca Hills Golf Course.
“The golf scramble will be a fundraiser but it is also an opportunity for the team to get together and work as a unit off of the court,” said fifth-year head coach Anthony Gholson. “It is great to connect with our alumni and network with people that may offer opportunities for our players in the future.”
With players both past and present set to attend, Heidelberg men’s basketball team will be welcoming Ohio State basketball legend Jerry Lucas to the outing as well.
An Ohio native, Lucas played high school basketball at Middletown where he led them to two consecutive Ohio State High School Championships. As one of the most highly recruited athletes of his time, Lucas decided to attend The Ohio State University in the fall of 1958.
Lucas helped the Buckeyes to a national championship in 1960 and runner-up finishes in 1961 and 1962. His #11 jersey was just the second athletic uniform to be retired by the Ohio State.
Lucas won an Olympic gold medal in the 1960 games in Rome and an NBA championship with the 1972-73 New York Knicks. In 1997, the seven-time NBA All-Star was named to the NBA’s 50th Anniversary All-Time Team.
In the first year of the event, Gholson wants the golf outing to have a lasting impact.
“Hopefully, it will grow so Jerry Lucas and others can come so our student-athletes can see the history of the game,” said Gholson.