Fred Slaughter

Fred Slaughter 1960– Fred played football, basketball, and track and field while attending Topeka High School. As a Junior, he led THS to the 1958 State Championship Runner-Up finish. As a Senior, he was a good enough sprinter to win First in State in the 100 Yard Dash, with a time of 9.9 seconds. It was on the sport of basketball that Fred placed his college focus. After being recruited by numerous high-profile programs in the nation, Fred chose to play for legendary Hall of Fame Coach John Wooden at UCLA. There, he quickly made an impact, earning the prestigious Seymour Armour Memorial Award as the nation’s Most Valuable Freshman. In 1964, Fred led UCLA to a 30-0 record and first ever NCAA National Championship. Ultimately, Fred finished his career at UCLA as the 2nd leading rebounder in school history with 791. As a student, Fred was UCLA’s Senior Class President during the 1963-1964 school year. He finished with a master’s degree in business administration, followed by a Juris Doctor Degree from Columbia University Law School. Fred would become the Assistant Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs at UCLA. Later, he became a sports agent and attorney for professional athletes. Fred is a member of the UCLA Hall of Fame, the Shawnee County Sports Hall of Fame, and the Topeka High School Hall of Fame.