2017 GCBLA inductee

Greater Columbus Basketball Legend Association

2017 GCBLA INDUCTEE

COLUMBUS, OHIO


Category: PLAYER

Recognition

Jerome “Jerry” Francis Sr. was a schoolboy legend at Columbus West HS 1964-66. For the Cowboys he lettered in baseball, basketball and cross-country all 3 years. 1964 All-City 2nd Team basketball and 3rd Team baseball, 1965 All-City 1st Team basketball and baseball, and was All-State 1st Team basketball and baseball. Selected High School All-American 3rd Team basketball in 1965. In 1966 he was 1st Team All-City and All-State as well as 1st Team All-American in basketball and baseball. Jerry played in the 1966 Dapper Dan Classic held in Pittsburgh, PA then attended University of Dayton 1966-68 followed by a stint in the Army 1968-70 and afterwards attended Capital University 1970-72.


Francis moved from Oklahoma City, OK and then to Austin, TX and is currently retired and lives in the Oasis Canyon area of South Texas.


Career Highlights

  • Jerome “Jerry” Francis Sr. was a schoolboy legend at Columbus West HS 1964-66. For the Cowboys he lettered in baseball, basketball and cross-country all 3 years.
  • Jerry was the 1964 All-City 2nd Team basketball and 3rd Team baseball, 1965 All-City 1st Team basketball and baseball, and was All-State 1st Team basketball and baseball. Selected High School All-American 3rd Team basketball in 1965.
  • In 1966 he was 1st Team All-City and All-State as well as 1st Team All-American in basketball and baseball.
  • Jerry played in the 1966 Dapper Dan Classic held in Pittsburgh, PA then attended University of Dayton 1966-68 followed by a stint in the Army 1968-70 and afterwards attended Capital University 1970-72.

JERRY FRANCIS SR.

JERRY FRANCIS SR.
PLAYER