Frank Ward (basketball)

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Frank Ward
Frank Ward MSU.jpg
Ward from the 1930 Montanan
Personal information
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Career information
High schoolParowan (Parowan, Utah)
CollegeMontana State (1926–1930)
Career highlights and awards

Frank Ward was an American basketball player who is best known for playing on the dominant teams of Montana State in the late 1920s. Ward, a 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) center, played for coach G. Ott Romney, a man credited with implementing the fast break style of play in basketball. Montana State won three conference championships during Ward's tenure, and in 1928–29 they finished the season with a 35–2 record. They were declared national champions by the Helms Athletic Foundation. Ward was a two-time NCAA All-American, including a consensus selection in 1930.


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