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Jerry Lucas is an NBA Hall-of-Famer, the best basketball player in Ohio State’s history, arguably one of the top two or three to ever lace it up in the Big Ten and even a high-school basketball legend in the state of Ohio.
But his work off the court in retirement is just as inspiring, if not more so, than his impressive basketball accolades.
Lucas reportedly worked more than 15 hours a day developing the Lucas Learning System, which is designed to maximize memory retention. His intention is/was to take the system and implement it for Ohio school children, specifically those between kindergarten and the sixth grade.
He wrote a New York Times bestseller on the system (“The Memory Book”) and authored more than 60 books in total on the subject.
Anytime a celebrity of note takes the time to help children with something as important as education, it is worth pointing out.
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