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Jake Ford E-mail
  • Name: Jake Ford
  • Position: Guard
  • Height: 6-4 (1.93m)
  • Weight: 185 (84kg)
  • College Team: Maryland State
  • Nationality: American
  • Birthplace: Georgetown, South Carolina
  • Birthdate: 4/29/1945 - 5/19/1996
  • Drafted: Selected by the Cincinnati Royals in the fifth round (65th pick overall) of 1969 NBA Draft... Selected by the Seattle Supersonics in the second round (20th pick overall) of 1970 NBA Draft...
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0 #14 Lynette 2017-09-19 14:31
I was a coworker of Hanks at Hampton. I am so sorry to hear that he died. We were good friends. Can someone share with me how he died?
0 #13 Craig Ward 2016-09-14 14:45
It is truly an honor to have "June" and "Hen" as my older cousins, and to know their many accomplishments . I will never forget that day he saved my life while fishing in Georgetown SC. To their wives and children my prayers go out.. my only regret is having lost touch over the years.
0 #12 lorenzo ford jr 2015-12-16 20:10
well i had the honor of him being my uncle and yes he was a great man even my camp counselor who i knew all my life played for him at hampton and didnt know he was my uncle and he had so many great things to say about him then i told him who i was he laughed and couldnt believe it im just sorry my son never got to meet him e taught me how to ball and play hard for the love of the game .
-1 #11 jamie ford 2015-01-10 03:18
#2Guest back to you.while you are stating mom is proud in heaven and you were their from the start you should have been giving praise to your mother because without willie ford you would not be who you are or your grandkids.all of jake's and hank ford good lives would not have happened without willie ford our mother.give credit where it should be.jake ford sr. the so called daddy was a abuser and left all his kids.willie ford stood with her kids.there was no daddy.i will always admire her for her never giving up.on none of us.the hell with the daddy,how about that strong black woman named willie ford?i am proud to be one of her .you should be too.
-1 #10 jamie ford 2015-01-10 02:21
willie ford is and always will be the mother and father even in death of all her children.without her jake or hank could never got to any of you.jake ford sr.was a bum.he left our mother with all those kids and she is the one who has made all of us who we are today.by cleaning white peoples houses and taking care of their kids as well.you want to know the truth,you could not handle it.praise be to willie ford,a real black woman.hell with the the daddy.
+1 #9 Les Martin 2014-12-16 16:38
I had the distinct honor&pleasure of having Jake Ford as my Junior High PhysEd Coach&summertime UMES' AAU Coach. He wore Hawks#33 Uniform&as I was 1st dressed out in class; Jake saw me & said: "Hi Little Man"; with an awesome smile. Then he said stand under the bucket & proceeded to shoot the ball 33 times through the bucket&I watched as his shots bounced back to him; from 1 corner to the other around the court. I asked how he learned to shoot like that. He answered,"My Dad died&I had to become Dad in my family;so I learned Les,to not waste time. I made a goal to reach the NBA, that I will do. So I learned how to make the ball bounce back to me". He taught me to play basketball with the Heart of a Champion,with both hands(I am left handed)&to learn to feel the shots rhythmically from the toes through the hands to release the ball;with my eyes shut;watched all his games after this. We were 89-6 in 9-12 grades&I scored 24pts in 1Qtr. All thanks to Jake Ford, God richly bless his family.
0 #8 Dianthia Ford-Kee 2013-03-21 16:13
I'm reading the messages regarding my late husband and I will share this link with his children because the kind words will be uplifting to their hearts as well. Jake tried to make a difference in each life he touched including mine. He lives in my heart. His jersey, #33. To my fellow Bronco. I will send you a copy of his memorial program from his going service via email. For me and our children thank you. :-)
+2 #7 Homeboy 2013-01-09 22:51
I lived in a duplex with Jake and his brother, Henry on Butts Street. I was a young boy at the time but remember how proud my father and others in Georgetown were about Jake. I happened to be in Georgetown when he died and paid my respects to Jake. Today someone mentioned the Seattle Supersonics and I thought about Jake. RIP Jake.
+2 #6 Bronco 2012-04-12 02:14
Hopefully this will not open up any old wounds but Ive been in the military for 25 years and had abosolutely no udea that coach had passed, can anyone send me some details, obituary maybe...lemonade7454@ho tmail.com
+3 #5 Evangeline Ford 2011-12-30 02:18
i didnt know him and i was to little to remember him but he is not was my uncle may u R.I.P uncle jake

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