Marlbert “Spider” PraddBasketball Player
Dillard University/ABA, 1963-69
Pradd was a three-time NAIA All-American, the first All-American for Dillard. He finished his career as the leading scorer in Dillard history, with 2,907 points for a 37.5 average. He led the nation (NAIA) in scoring in 1966 with a 39.1 average. He also averaged 42.0 points in 1967, 35.4 points in 1965 and 34.3 points in 1964. He had a school record 92% free throw percentage in 1967. He established 22 records at Dillard, including notching a school record with a single-game scoring high of 55 points. After his collegiate career, he was a sixth-round pick of the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Draft and he played two season with the New Orleans Buccaneers of the ABA. He was selected to the Louisiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.
He passed away on April 27, 2014.