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On this Date 1976 - HOF John Lucas Number One NBA Pick

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program, 06/08/19, 5:00AM EDT

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John Lucas of the University of Maryland was the number-one overall pick in the NBA Draft...

June 8, 1976 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, John Lucas of the University of Maryland was the number-one overall pick in the NBA Draft, chosen by the Houston Rockets.  Lucas was a tennis and basketball star at Durham’s Hillside High before he played both sports at Maryland and then began a long NBA career. He was inducted into the NCSHOF in 1995.

John Lucas - NCSHOF