Jim Ard
Jim Ard

Position:
Basketball

Inducted:
1996


Jim Ard

  • Three-year regular who earned first team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors in each of those three campaigns.
  • Was named Missouri Valley Conference Sophomore of the Year in 1968.
  • UC Most Valuable Player his junior and senior seasons.
  • Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year in 1970, during which he led UC in scoring (19.2) and rebounding (15.2).
  • Tied the UC single game record for blocked shots (10) which he shares today.
  • Closed his career with 1,256 points and 941 rebounds.
  • Honorable mention All-American in 1970 (AP, UPI).
  • Selected in the first round by Seattle in the 1970 NBA Draft with the sixth pick overall.
  • Played nine seasons of professional basketball.
  • UC Athletic Hall of Fame 1996.