Joe Ward (born January 21, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was the Phoenix Suns' second round draft pick in the 1986 NBA draft. Ward played at Clemson University and the University of Georgia, averaging a combined 11.2 points. As a senior at Georgia in 1985-86, Ward averaged 15.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. He also shot 53.7% from the field and known to have great jumping ability. Ward made 90% of his free throws as a sophomore as well.