Kansas State University

Former Kansas State All-American Jack Parr dies at 78

Jack Parr, a former Kansas State basketball standout, died Sunday at his home in Lindsborg. He was 78.

A 6-foot-9 forward led the Wildcats to conference championships in 1956 and 1958, helping them reach the Final Four. He averaged 16.9 points and 12.7 rebounds throughout his college career, twice being named an All-American.

Parr left K-State as the school's all-time leading scorer and rebounder. He still owns the program's top rebounding mark for a single season with 340.

He was drafted by the Cincinnati Royals of the National Basketball Association in 1958 and lasted one season with the team, later returning to college basketball as an official.

K-State retired his jersey, and it hangs from the ceiling at Bramlage Coliseum.