He played for the University of Iowa, in the U.S., where he may still hold a rebound record.
Ashlee, I'm your cousin Tom from the U.S. I was born Thomas Dennard, the son of your grandfather's oldest brother Jack (your grandfather was also named Jerry, so we called your dad "Kenny" when he was young). My father died before I was three, and I was given my stepfather's last name, but I am a Dennard nevertheless.
You might know that your grandfather was also a superb basketball player. He was my favorite uncle (only about 10 years older than I)and his bedroom was filled with high school trophies. He joined the U.S. Navy when he was 17 (which is why I also later served in the Navy)and played throughout his military career, too.
I haven't seen your dad since he was a youngster, but he will know who I am. Love to hear from you all.