Jerry Grote (basketball)

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Jerry Grote
Jerry Grote Loyola.jpg
Grote from the 1962 Lair
Personal information
Born (1940-12-28) December 28, 1940 (age 79)
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolCantwell (Montebello, California)
CollegeLoyola Marymount (1959–1962)
NBA draft1962 / Round: 4 / Pick: 28th overall
Selected by the St. Louis Hawks
Career history
1962–1963Long Beach Chiefs
1964–1965Los Angeles Lakers
Stats at

Jerry C. Grote (born December 28, 1940) is an American retired basketball player. He played one season for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

College career[edit]

Grote, a 6'4 guard from Cantwell High School in Montebello, California, played collegiately at Loyola University in Los Angeles (now Loyola Marymount). Grote made a splash in his first year of eligibility, averaging 14.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game and winning West Coast Athletic Conference player of the year honors as a sophomore. He followed that up by averaging 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds and leading the Lions to the 1961 WCAC title. In Grote's senior year, he averaged 13 points per game and was named second team All-WCAC. He finished his career with 1,011 points – scoring his 1,000th point in his final collegiate game.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Following the close of his college career, Grote was drafted in the fourth round (28th pick overall) of the 1962 NBA draft by the St. Louis Hawks. However, he opted to play for the Long Beach Chiefs of the American Basketball League. Grote averaged 7.5 points per game in 24 contests for the Chiefs in the 1962–63 season.[2]

In the 1964–65 NBA season, Grote played for the Los Angeles Lakers. He appeared in 11 games and scored 14 total points.[3]


  1. ^ 2010-11 Loyola Marymount men's basketball media guide, accessed September 16, 2011
  2. ^ ABL Statistics, accessed September 16, 2011
  3. ^ Jerry Grote NBA statistics, accessed September 16, 2011

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