University Retirement of Jerry Flake's Basketball Jersey, Dec. 14, 2013 Update
Nov. 8, 2013 Update
Brian McCann, Sports Information Release
JERRY FLAKE TO BE HONORED: Another number will be raised to the Cajundome rafters during the preseason when Jerry Flake (1965-69) has his number honored at half time of the Houston game on Dec. 14. Almost four decades after completing his career, Flake still ranks fifth in school history with 2,058 career points, averaging 19.2 points a game over the course of his career. Flake's number 20 will become the fifth retired jerseys, joining Dwight "Bo" Lamar's No. 10, the No. 14 worn by Marvin Winkler, Andrew Toney's No. 24 and the No. 12 worn by Dean Church, which was retired in February, 2012.
Nov. 7, 2013 Update
Basketball Legend (1965-69)
· First Team All-Gulf States Conference (1966, ’67 & ’69 )
· Second Team All – Gulf States Conference ( 1968 )
· First Team NABC All-District Team (1967)
· Louisiana Basketball Hall of Fame Member (1985)
· UL Athletics Hall of Fame Member (1982)
· Second Team All American ( 1967 )
· Honorable Mention All-American (1969)
· One of only five players to score 2,000 points in UL Basketball history (1911-present)
· Holds school record for Career Free Throw Percentage (85.4%)
· Holds school record for a Season Free Throw Percentage (90.0%)
The Indiana native helped then-USL Bulldogs to Gulf States Conference championships all four seasons (1965-66 through 1968-69) and an apperance in the NAIA National Tournament in 1967.
Jerry Flake is one of only five Ragin’ Cajuns men’s basketball players to reach 2,000 career points. He posted 400-plus points all four seasons, the high watermark coming in 1966-67 when he produced 601 points (19.4 ppg).
The most notable free throw shooter in the UL annals, Flake still holds the record for season and career free throw percentage – nearly 50 years after his career was completed. Flake’s 90 percent showing in 1967-68 (90-for-100) and 85.4 percent (458-of-536) remain the Ragin’ Cajuns standard for free throw accuracy.
The Washington, Ind., product holds three of the top four season free throw shooting percentage marks. He shot above 80 percent at the charity stripe all four seasons.
His career points total (5th) and career scoring average (7th) rank Top 10 all-time.
|Jerry Flake ( 6'6" Forward - Washington, IN )|
Athletic Network Footnote:
To view individual and team photos of Jerry Flake, please click here and any of the years from 1966-69. Click a thumbnail and the photo is enlarged.
Jimmy Dykes is serving as chair of the Jerry Flake Jersey Retirement Committee.
His contact information is as follows:1235 Springwater Drive,Mandeville, LA 70471
Cell: 504-289-8377 firstname.lastname@example.org