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Meet Jerry Lucas at Conrads on December 12th


Jerry Lucas at Conrads

Meet Jerry Lucas at Conrads on December 12th, 2021

Jerry Lucas will be coming to Conrads at Easton Gateway on December 12th, 2921 to sign his new book, Middle Magic and Mind Magic(Pre-order now at Conrads or, you can buy a copy during the event)

The event will start at 3 pm and go until 5 pm.  Early arrival is suggested.  Masks are required while shopping in our store, per Easton Town Center and City of Columbus requirement, and for the health and safety of our employees and fellow customers.

Conrads is located at 4191 Worth Avenue in Columbus, Ohio.

Jerry will be able to sign outside and other non-book items for a $25 fee. Any outside items will not allowed to be larger than 16" x 16" x 16" in dimensions. (Regulation-sized basketballs are allowed)

Conrads has plenty of free parking and is ADA accessible.


Select Career Highlights:

  • 1956 and 1957 Middletown High School State Champion
  • 1960 Ohio State NCAA Basketball Champion
  • 1960 and 1961 NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
  • His Ohio State Jersey, #11, Retired by OSU and hangs from rafters at Value City Arena
  • 1960 USA Basketball Olympic Gold medalist
  • 1964 NBA Rookie of the Year
  • 1973 New York Knicks NBA Finals Champion
  • 7X NBA All Star
  • Only 3x Big Ten Player of the Year
  • 3x All American
  • 2x Mr. Basketball


About Jerry Lucas:

Jerry Ray Lucas hails from Middletown Ohio, once known as the “Basketball Capital of Ohio” from its high school basketball championships in the ‘40s and ‘50s.  Playing for Ohio State from 1958 to 1962, he helped take the team to victory in the 1960 NCAA Basketball Championship, before helping the United States’ team win gold in the 1960 Summer Olympics.  Playing in the NBA until 1974, he racked up 14,053 points.  He played for the Cincinnati Royals, the San Francisco Warriors, and the New York Knicks, and earned numerous accolades throughout his professional basketball career.

Winning with the Knicks in the 1973 NBA Finals, Lucas became the first player to ever win championships in high school, college, the Olympics, and the NBA.  He was inducted into the College Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006.  His #11 jersey was retired by the Ohio State Buckeyes.

In the classroom, Jerry Lucas earned straight A’s by making memory games for himself.  He accepted the academic scholarship offer from Ohio State, and continued to get top marks.  Coach Woody Hayes even invited him to tutor the Ohio State football players.  He put that memory to work co-authoring the New York Times best-seller, The Memory Book, developing the “Lucas Learning System” educational product, and over 70 other books on the topics of education and memory.  His latest book, Middle Magic and Mind Magic is a memoir combining the unforgettable people he met, his career, and his inspirational journey.

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