Chris Welp

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Christian Welp
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Personal information
Born (1964-01-02) January 2, 1964 (age 50)
Delmenhorst, West Germany
Nationality German
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Olympic (Silverdale, Washington)
College Washington (1983–1987)
NBA draft 1987 / Round: 1 / Pick: 16th overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 1987–1999
Career history
19871989 Philadelphia 76ers
1989–1990 San Antonio Spurs
1990 Golden State Warriors
1990–1996 Bayer Giants Leverkusen (Germany)
1996–1997 Olympiacos (Greece)
1997–1998 Alba Berlin (Germany)
1999 Viola Reggio Calabria (Italy)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Christian Ansgar Welp (born January 2, 1964) is a retired German professional basketball player. Welp, a 213 cm (7' 0"), 111 kg (245 lb.) center, became the leading scorer in Washington Huskies history as a college basketball player. He also played in the NBA.


Welp was selected 16th overall in the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 1987 Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and he played three seasons in the NBA. He was traded by the 76ers, along with Maurice Cheeks and David Wingate to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Johnny Dawkins and Jay Vincent, during the off-season of 1989.[1]

He was used sparingly by the Spurs before being traded to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Uwe Blab (another German-born NBA center) at the trade deadline during the 1989-90 NBA season.[2] After a handful of games with the Warriors, his NBA career ended.


In the 1996–97 season he played with the Greek League club Olympiakos in the Euroleague.[3] In the 1997–98 season he played with the German league club ALBA Berlin.[4] He also played with the Italian league club Viola Reggio Calabria during the 1998–99 season.[5] Welp worked as an assistant coach for the national team of Germany until 2006.


Welp was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame in 2001.[6]


Welp retired in 1999, and now lives in Seattle, Washington, US


  1. ^ retrieved Jan 9, 2007.
  2. ^ 1990 NBA Transactions, retrieved Jan 9, 2007.
  3. ^ Olympiakos roster 1996–97 @, retrieved Jan 9, 2007.
  4. ^ ALBA Berlin roster 1997–98 @, retrieved Jan 9, 2007.
  5. ^ Lega A Basket.
  6. ^ Welp, Shannon Head List of Husky Hall of Fame Inductees, University of Washington Alumni Magazine.

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