FRED PRALLE 

 

PRALLE, FERDINAND 'FRED'

Hometown: St. Louis, MO (St. Louis HS)

CATEGORY   TOTAL   1936 1937 1938
YEAR     So Jr. Sr.
POSITION     G G G
HEIGHT     6'0    
WEIGHT          
JERSEY          
Games Played/Started 62/   23/ 19/ 20/
Points 541   157 170 214
   Per Game 8.7   6.8 8.9 10.7
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1936:   Starter, Lettered, All-Big 6

1937:  Starter, Lettered, All-Big 6, All-American

1938:  Starter, Lettered, All-Big 6, All-American, Conference Scoring Champ, Captain

Jersey retired: Jan. 15, 2003
Bio: Pralle was KU's first consensus All-American and led KU to three straight Big Six titles (1936, 1937, 1938). He also was a three-time all-conference selection, and led the Jayhawks in scoring back-to-back years.

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Fred Pralle had one of the most successful careers in KU basketball history being a two-time All-American choice at guard (37 and 38), a three-time All-Big Six selection and playing on three straight conference champions (the 37 team was co-champ).  He led the squad in scoring both his junior and senior years, and led the conference in 38 with a 10.7 average.  He also captained the squad that year.

Source:  Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

Fred Pralle was KU's first consensus All-American. He was named All-American in 1937 and 1938. He earned All-Conference honors three times while leading the Jayhawks to three conference titles.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:

AAU All-American 1944 with Phillips 66ers