ALL-CENTURY TEAM MEMBER
Don Redden was the driving force behind LSU’s 1986 Final Four run. In the 1986 NCAA tournament, Redden averaged 21.6 points per game, including a 27-point performance against Georgia Tech in the Sweet 16 and was named MVP of the Southeast regional in Atlanta. In his senior season in 1985-86, Redden started all 38 games for the Tigers, averaging 13.0 points per game and shooting .512 from the floor.
Redden currently sits third all-time at LSU for career free throw percentage with 84.0 percent. He is also sixth all-time for free throw percentage in a season with 87.3 percent of his free throws made in 1985. With 1,119 points in 103 games, Redden is 28th on the all-time LSU scoring list.
1987 Louisiana Player of the Year (Louisiana Athletic Director's Association)
1986 NCAA Southeast Regional Most Valuable Player
Helped LSU to the 1986 NCAA Final Four
Averaged 21.6 points per game during LSU's 1986 postseason play
Finished his career as the 14th leading scorer in LSU history, with 1,119 points
Third-round draft choice of the Denver Nuggets in 1986
Died Mar. 8, 1988. Survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Levy (Glenda) Redden, and brothers Bruce and Bart, and sister Roxanna, who was a member of the LSU women's basketball team.
Had finest season of his career in 1985-86 ... Named Louisiana's Player-of-the-Year by Louisiana Athletic Director's Association...Third on team in scoring (493-13.0), rebounding (181-4.8) and assists (102-2.7) ... Led LSU in Tournament play averaging 21.6 points per game ... Named MVP of Southeast Regional in Atlanta ... Started every game ... Finished career in 14th place on LSU's all-time scoring list with 1,119 points ... Third round draft choice of the Denver Nuggetts.
Excellent range and one of the team's finest outside shooters ... Rates as one of the premier free throw shooters in the SEC with an .873 mark last year ... Set an LSU single-season record last season by making 29 straight from the line but missed tying the overall mark of 31 held by Eddie Palubinskas (set in 1972-73 & 1973-74) ... Best game was his 21-point effort against Oral Roberts...Mild illness triggered a mid-January slump but he erupted for 17 in a key win at Auburn ... Ranked third on the team in assists (83) and third in steals (27) ... As a junior Redden proved to be one of the team's top scorers and clutch performers ... In the last 18 games he averaged 13.9 points and 5.2 rebounds ... That included a 31-point outburst against Mississippi State which was the most points by a Tiger in 86 games ... Won back-to-back games for the Tigers against Georgia and Tennessee with last-second heroics...Had 26 points and eight rebounds in the SEC Tournament game against Alabama ... Scored at least 15 points in eight of his final 18 games that year ... Played in only eight games as a freshman due to a dislocated left shoulder.
A two-time Class AAAA all-stater and a Converse All-American at Ouachita High where he averaged 27.3 points and 14.7 rebounds his senior year ... Led Ouachita to a three-year mark of 61-25 ... Played in Louisiana prep all-star game ... Was a veer quarterback in junior high but quit football to concentrate on basketball ... Had prep highs of 42 points and 22 rebounds ... Had back-to-back nights of 40 points ... Born Oct. 10, 1963, in Monroe.
REDDEN'S LSU CAREER STATISTICS