Full Name: Jai Pradia
Height/Weight: 6-7 / 225
Birthdate: July 2, 1979
High School: Rayne HS (New Iberia, LA)
College: Pittsburg State
Played with the Texas Rim Rockers and Oklahoma Storm in the USBL in the summer of 2003. Appeared in 30 games, averaging 8.6 points and 5.7 rebounds. Ranked fifth in the league in field goal percentage and eighth in blocked shots. Spent the 2002-03 season in Norway, averaging 17.9 points and 9.4 rebounds for the Kristiansand Pirates. Led the league in blocked shots.
Played final two seasons of collegiate career at Pittsburg State in Kansas, after starting at Kilgore College in Texas. Finished career as the all-time leading shot blocker in Gorilla history with 110. Started 55 of 57 career games at Pittsburg State.
As a senior, averaged 13.4 points and 8.1 rebounds. Started all 27 games. Led team in rebounding and blocked shots, while ranking second in scoring. Scored 27 points and grabbed eight boards at Drury. Registered 24 points against Central Missouri State. Recorded 22 points against Sterling College. Posted a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds at Southwest Baptist. Tallied 20 points and 13 rebounds in season-ending loss to Washburn. Earned Honorable Mention All-Conference honors.
As a junior, averaged 12.6 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots. Started 28 of 30 games. Ranked second on the team in field goal percentage (.537) and set a single-season school record for blocks with 59. Scored in double figures 20 times. Posted five double-doubles, including season-highs of 21 points and 14 rebounds in the first round of the MIAA Tournament against Southwest Baptist. Rejected season-high five shots at Missouri Southern.
As a sophomore at Kilgore, averaged 14 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots.