Ward Lambert

 

Ward Lambert

High School: Crawfordsville 1908

College: WABASH COLLEGE 1911

Inducted 1962

Though he didn't play basketball at Crawfordsville High School, he took his 114-pound frame to Wabash College, where he was a regular on basketball, football and baseball teams joined staff at Purdue in 1916, then left to serve in WW I returned to Purdue to lead basketball fortunes for 29 years until his retirement 371-152 overall record including 228-105 in Big 10-play, winning or sharing in 11 conference titles ..pioneered fast-break style of play, with his teams always noted for sustained speed9 of his players were named to Helms All-America teams a total of 14 timesserved 3 years as commissioner of professional basketballnamed to National Basketball Hall of Fame. Deceased.

Ward Lambert


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