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Jesse Mangham Jesse Mangham
Men's Basketball, 1966-72

Mangham, a 1972 Ferris graduate, compiled 1,962 points and 724 rebounds during his Bulldog basketball career. He continues to rank second on FSU's all-time career scoring leaders list and is fifth in rebounding. Mangham, who was the Bulldogs' leading scorer three consecutive seasons (1966-69), also ranks among the school's top 10 career leaders in field goals (739) and free throws (484). He averaged a school-record 30 points per game while totaling 660 points as a junior during the 1968-69 campaign. A 1967 honorable mention All-NAIA District 23 honoree, Mangham currently holds the school's single-game scoring record with his 51-point performance versus Adrian (1/30/69). He helped Ferris compile a 12-10 mark in 1968-69 under head coach Jim Wink. Mangham's 660 points in 1968-69 currently is listed second on the Bulldogs' single-season scoring leaders list while his 170 free throws the same season ranks third overall. The Flint Southwestern High School product returned for his senior campaign in 1971-72 after missing two seasons active in the Army. Mangham, a 6-5 forward, not only holds FSU's top junior class scoring average but also ranks first in sophomore scoring (24.7 ppg) and second in freshmen average (17.7 ppg). He totaled 14.8 points per contest in 26 outings as a senior while the Bulldogs posted a 17-9 overall record and advanced to the NAIA District 23 playoffs. The three-time team Most Valuable Player Award recipient was a four-year Bulldog letterwinner and earned first-team NAIA District 23 accolades in addition to NAIA Honorable Mention All-America plaudits as both a sophomore and junior. He later became one of the first FSU student-athletes to be drafted by a professional team as the Detroit Pistons selected him in 1972. Mangham, who served as the squad's captain three seasons, twice received the Bulldog of the Year Award. He graduated with a degree in social studies. Mangham presently resides in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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