W.D. “Red” Stroud

Born: May 2, 1941

Died: March 22, 2008

Hometown: Lake, MS

Year of Induction: 1990


College Career

Mississippi State (1959-1963)

• Scored 1,116 career points for a 15.1 point-per-game average

• Had a career average of 0.825 free throw percentage, but had a 0.870 percentage in the 1962-1963 season

• Converse, Helms Foundation All-American (’63)

• All-SEC (’61, ‘62, ‘63)

• Sugar Bowl Most Valuable Player (’62)

• SEC Most Valuable Player (’62)


Pro Career

Florida Sportsmen Semi-pro team (1966-1968)

• Scored 77 points in one game

New Orleans Buccaneers (1967-1968)


Did You Know?

Red Stroud was drafted by both the Boston Celtics and the United State military in 1963; Uncle Sam won the coin toss.

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