Wendell Ladner


College Career

Southern Mississippi (1966-1970)

• USM records for Average Points Per Game in Career (20.5) and Average Rebounds Per Game in Career (16.5)

• 1,256 rebounds is 2nd highest in USM history, and highest among 3-season players

• Career: 650 of 1,410 Field Goals; 261 of 390 Free Throws; 1,561 points

• USM record for Most Rebounds in a game: 32 vs. Pan American (’70)


Pro Career

Memphis, Carolina, Kentucky, New York Nets (American Basketball Association)

• All ABA Rookie Team (’71)

• All ABA (’73-’74)

• Averaged 11.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per game


Did You Know?

Wendell Ladner’s career was tragically cut short when he died in a plane crash at age 26. He was coached in the NBA by fellow Hall of Famer Babe McCarthy.