ALL-CENTURY TEAM MEMBER
LSU Athletic Director from 1987-2001, Joe Dean began and ended his sports career with the Tigers. Known throughout the country for his work as the television analyst for LSU Basketball, Dean’s collegiate career puts him among the best at LSU.
A two-time All-SEC selection in the 1950s, Dean is one of 36 LSU players to score over 1,000 points in his career.
Selected first-team All-SEC as a senior in 1952, Dean was second on the team in scoring at 18.3 points per game, trailing only Bob Pettit. A second-team All-SEC selection as a junior, Dean posted an average of 15.1 points per game in 1951. In his first year as a varsity Tiger, Dean averaged 10.8 points per game.
The Tigers were 40-33 in Dean’s three-year career, posting their best record of 17-7 during his senior season. After his LSU career ended, Dean was drafted in the first round of the NBA draft by the Indianapolis Olympians – the first LSU player ever drafted in the NBA.
Dean is a member of the LSU Athletic Hall of Fame, the NABC Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame.