Fred Slaughter, American college basketball player, Died at 74


Fred Slaughter was born on March 13, 1942, and died on October 6, 2016.

He was an American college basketball player for the UCLA Bruins.

Fred won a national championship with the Bruins in 1964, and was later one of the early African Americans to become a sports agent.

Slaughter was inducted into the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame in 2004.

He was raised in Kansas, Slaughter was a dual-sport athlete in basketball and track before leaving home to attend University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Slaughter continued in both sports in college, and he helped UCLA basketball coach John Wooden win the first of his 10 national championships in 12 seasons.

Also to his undergraduate degree, he also earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a law degree before becoming a sports agent in 1969.

Slaughter spent almost a decade as an administrator at the UCLA School of Law before leaving in 1980 to become a full-time agent.

He has represented professional basketball and American football players.

Slaughter was also the labor union leader for referees in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Fred Slaughter passed away at 74 years old.