Mallet, a Leesville native, was a three-time first team all-Southland Conference selection who went on to become the third leading scorer in McNeese basketball history (1,941 points and a 16.6 per game average).


Hadley Prince from football, Demond Mallet from basketball, Jes Stewart from tennis, Anissa Parker Fontenot from volleyball and former athletic director Harold “Sonny” Watkins have been selected for induction into the Mc-Neese State Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony will take place at halftime of the Cowboy football game with McMurry on September 8. A reception in honor of the five inductees will be held in the Cowboy Room beginning at 5:30 p.m. that day sponsored by the McNeese Cowboy Club. The addition of the new inductees will lift the number in the Hall of Fame to 130.

The Hall is located in the Jack Doland field house.

Mallet, a Leesville native, was a three-time first team all-Southland Conference selection who went on to become the third leading scorer in McNeese basketball history (1,941 points and a 16.6 per game average).

A guard, he led his team in scoring, free throw shooting and three point shooting for three straight seasons. His career totals of 331 three point goals and 206 steals continue to serve as school records.

Twice he led the conference in scoring (21.3 ppg in 2001 and 18.9 in 1998) and he was named the SLC player of the year in 2001 and the Louisiana Athletic Director’s Association player of the year in 1999.

Following graduation he moved into the professional ranks and is now in his 11th season as a pro. He has had stints with the Boston Celtics and the Detroit Pistons and has spent the last nine years playing in Europe where he is currently a member of the Belgacom Spirou team in the Belgium-Ethias League.

Five times he has earned all-star status (MVP in 2007) and has been player of the year, guard of the year and import of the year.