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Fred Slaughter, a member of UCLA's first NCAA basketball championship team, dies at 74

Fred Slaughter, a member of UCLA's first NCAA basketball championship team, dies at 74

Fred Slaughter, who played on UCLA’s first NCAA basketball championship team under legendary coach John Wooden in 1964, has died. He was 74.

Slaughter passed away Oct. 6, surrounded by family members at his home in Santa Monica, according to school officials. His family said he died of natural causes.

Slaughter was the Bruins' starting center from 1962 to 1964. His team soared to a 30-0 record in 1963-64, the school's first undefeated season that also led to the first of Wooden's historic 10 NCAA titles.

Slaughter, who was inducted into UCLA"s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004, averaged 7.9 points and 8.1 rebounds during that championship season.

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