Zam Fredrick
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Zam Fredrick

Zam Fredrick
Personal information
Born (1959-08-17) August 17, 1959 (age 60)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
High schoolSt. Matthews
(St. Matthews, South Carolina)
CollegeSouth Carolina (1977-1981)
NBA draft1981 / Round: 3 / Pick: 51st overall
Selected by the Los Angeles Lakers
Playing career1981-1987
PositionShooting guard
Number20
Career history
1981-1983Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna
1984-1987Scavolini Pesaro
Career highlights and awards

Zambolist "Zam" Fredrick Sr. (born August 17, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player. He spent his professional career playing in Italy, from 1981 to 1987, after graduating college from the University of South Carolina, in 1981. Although Fredrick played in Europe, he is best known in the United States for leading NCAA Division I in scoring, as a senior, in 1980-81, with a 28.9 points per game average.

College career

Fredrick grew up in South Carolina. He played college basketball at South Carolina (USC), under head coaches Frank McGuire and Bill Foster, between 1977 and 1981. The 781 total points he scored during his senior season is second all-time in school history, to Grady Wallace's 906, who, coincidentally, also led the nation in scoring in 1956-57.

Professional playing career

Despite being selected by the Los Angeles Lakers, in the 1981 NBA Draft (third round, 51st overall), Fredrick never played in the NBA. he was the Italian League Top Scorer in 1982, and the FIBA Saporta Cup Finals Top Scorer, in 1986.

Coaching career

After his decade-long professional career in Europe, Fredrick came back to the US, and coached high school basketball at Calhoun County High School (CCHS), in St. Matthews, South Carolina. During one seven-year stretch, Fredrick led CCHS to five state championships, and a winning streak of 81 games. His son, Zam Fredrick, Jr., was a member of three of those. His son also scored a South Carolina state record 3,481 points, and had played on the varsity team since 8th grade. Fredrick, Sr. is still a coach at CCHS to this day.

See also

References

  • "2010-11 NCAA Men's Basketball Records" (PDF). 2010-11 NCAA Men's Basketball Media Guide. National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2010. Retrieved 2011.
  • "Hall of Fame: Zam Fredrick (2002)". South Carolina Gamecocks athletics. Retrieved 2011.
  • "1981 NBA Draft". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2011.
  • "Carolina basketball: Another Fredrick takes the floor". Carolina Alumni Association. University of South Carolina. 2011. Retrieved 2011.
  • Kell, Dave (April 27, 2006). "Zam Sr. trying to land Columbia job?". Typepad.com. Retrieved 2011.

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