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OFFICIAL PROGRAM 1975-76
Player Profiles
gathered from Spirits of St. Louis Official Programs

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players : Gus Gerard

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Gus Gerard Gus Gerard, source: St. Louis Spirits Official Program

Position: forward
Height: 6-8
Weight: 205
School: Virginia '75


How acquired:
Drafted round No. 2 in 1974 draft by Carolina. Signed by Spirits.

High games in ABA:
Regular season: 37 points, 16 rebounds, 7 assists
Playoffs: 14 points, 14 rebounds, 7 assists


Personal notes:
Signed after his junior year at Virginia, where he was runnerup to David Thompson in scoring in the ACC with 20.8 average and named 2nd team All ACC two straight years…member of Spirits all rookie front line last season as he was named to ABA All Rookie team…only Spirit to play in all 84 games last season…All American in high school and pre-season All American pick for his senior year before signing…played center as a sophomore…toughest thing about pros was "getting ready to play every night against a good player"…reunited this season with good friend Barry Parkhill, who was college senior when Gus was sophomore…met wife, Gaye, at a party at Parkhill's apartment…married 1 year…had a tough summer when a sinus condition spread into an ear and affected his hearing and balance…lifted weights and "drank a lot of milkshakes" trying to put on weight (gained 5 pounds)…shoe size of 15 gave him the nickname "Daddy Hooves."

Birthdate: 07-27-53
Hometown: Uniontown, Pa.

1975-76 Topps Basketball Card

Gus Gerard, Topps 1975-76Gus Gerard, Topps 1975-76

ABA Statistics / Spirits
Year
 
G
MIN
FGM
FGA
PCT
3FGM
3FGA
PCT
FTM
FTA
PCT
O-RB
D-RB
TOT
AST
PF
ST
TO
BLK
PTS
RPG
APG
PPG
74-75
StL
84
2702
554
1220
.454
1
6
.167
206
279
.738
282
373
655
189
274
63
207
111
1315
7.8
2.3
15.7
75-76
StL-Den
82
1727
332
795
.418
4
9
.444
175
238
.735
141
296
437
147
238
69
186
72
843
5.3
1.8
10.3

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