East Lansing – Al Ferrari, the first player to score 1,000 career points at Michigan State, died Monday in St. Louis at age 82.
The native of New York walked on at Michigan State and was a three-time team MVP from 1953-55 and served as a captain his senior season. In 66 career games, Ferrari scored 1,109 points for an average of 16.8 points a game.
Ferrari averaged 20.1 points as a senior and was a third-round pick of the St. Louis Hawks in the 1955 NBA draft. In his six-season NBA career, he played for the Hawks and the Chicago Zephyrs and averaged 6.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists.