Detlef Schrempf

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Detlef Schrempf
No. 32, 11, 12
Small forward / Power forward
Personal information
Born (1963-01-21) January 21, 1963 (age 51)
Leverkusen, West Germany
Nationality German
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Centralia (Centralia, Washington)
College Washington (1981–1985)
NBA draft 1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
Pro playing career 1985–2001
Career history
19851989 Dallas Mavericks
19891993 Indiana Pacers
19931999 Seattle SuperSonics
19992001 Portland Trail Blazers
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points 15,761 (13.9 ppg)
Rebounds 7,023 (6.2 rpg)
Assists 3,833 (3.4 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Detlef Schrempf (born January 21, 1963) is a German-American retired professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the University of Washington Huskies from 1981–1985, and was drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA) by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 1985 NBA draft, with the eighth overall pick. He played in the NBA for sixteen seasons, including stints with the Indiana Pacers, the Seattle SuperSonics, and the Portland Trail Blazers.[1] He played for the West German, and later German, national team in the 1984 and 1992 Summer Olympics and the 1983 and 1985 European Basketball Championships.

High school and college career[edit]

Schrempf was born in Leverkusen, then part of West Germany. He moved with his family to the United States for his senior year of high school, attending Centralia High School in Centralia, Washington, for one year, leading the Tigers to the Class 3A (then AA) state championship in 1981.[2] in his senior year by defeating the Blazers of Timberline High School.[3] After graduating he enrolled at the University of Washington, where he played basketball for the Washington Huskies men's basketball team from 1981 to 1985 under coach Marv Harshman.[4] With Schrempf, the Huskies won Pac-10 regular-season titles in 1984 and 1985 and made three postseason appearances, reaching the Sweet 16 in 1984. In his career at Washington, he scored 1,449 total points.

Schrempf was named to the All-Pac-10 Team and The Sporting News All-America Second Team. He was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame in 1995, and was also named to the University of Washington All-Century Team. While attending UW, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity and majored in International Business.[5]

NBA career[edit]

Originally selected eighth overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1985 NBA Draft, Schrempf became a regular in NBA rotations after being traded to the Indiana Pacers in exchange for veteran center Herb Williams. With the Pacers, he won consecutive NBA Sixth Man Awards in 1991 and 1992. He finished second in the NBA with a .478 three-point percentage in 1987, and eventually worked his way into the starting lineup. In the 1992-93 season, he was selected to the first of his three National Basketball Association All-Star Games with the others being in 1995 and 1997. He was the only player in the NBA in 1992-93 to finish in the top 25 in scoring (19.1 ppg), rebounding (9.5 rpg) and assists (6.0 apg).[6]

Following the 1992-93 NBA season, Schrempf was traded to the Seattle SuperSonics for forward Derrick McKey and guard/forward Gerald Paddio. He ranked second in the NBA in three-point accuracy during the 1994-95 season with a 51.4 three-point field goal percentage. On a Sonics team that also featured Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp, Sam Perkins, and Hersey Hawkins, Schrempf reached the NBA Finals in 1996, where they lost to Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls in six games. Schrempf became the first (and one of only two, to date, along with Dirk Nowitzki) German-born NBA player to reach the NBA Finals. While with the Sonics, Schrempf played in his final two NBA All-Star games.

Schrempf was released by the Sonics in 1999 and signed the same day by the Portland Trail Blazers, with whom he played until his retirement from professional basketball in 2001, playing in a total of 1136 regular season games and 114 playoff games. On January 24, 2006, the Seattle SuperSonics hired Schrempf as an assistant coach under Bob Hill, who coached Schrempf with the Indiana Pacers.[7]

International career[edit]

Schrempf played for the West Germany national team in the 1984 Olympics and the 1983 and 1985 European championships. In 1992, he played for the German Olympic team.[8]

Charitable work[edit]

Schrempf established the Detlef Schrempf Foundation in 1996 to benefit local charities. In January 2012, he won the Paul Allen Award for Citizenship (formerly the Seattle Sports Commission Sports Citizen of the Year) at the 77th annual Sports Star of the Year banquet in Seattle.[9] His foundation hosts the Detlef Schrempf Celebrity Golf Classic at McCormick Woods Golf Course in Port Orchard, Washington every summer and has raised about $10 million for children's charities in the Pacific Northwest.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Schrempf is married to Mari Schrempf. They have two sons, Alex and Michael.[11] As of 2010, Schrempf is Business Development Officer at Coldstream Capital, a wealth management firm in Seattle.[12][13][14]

In popular culture[edit]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1985–86 Dallas 64 12 15.1 .451 .429 .724 3.1 1.4 .4 .2 6.2
1986–87 Dallas 81 5 21.1 .472 .478 .742 3.7 2.0 .6 .2 9.3
1987–88 Dallas 82 4 19.4 .456 .156 .756 3.4 1.9 .5 .4 8.5
1988–89 Dallas 37 1 22.8 .426 .125 .789 4.5 2.3 .6 .2 9.5
1988–89 Indiana 32 12 31.4 .514 .263 .772 7.2 2.9 .9 .3 14.8
1989–90 Indiana 78 18 33.0 .516 .354 .820 7.9 3.2 .8 .2 16.2
1990–91 Indiana 82 3 32.1 .520 .375 .818 8.0 3.7 .7 .3 16.1
1991–92 Indiana 80 4 32.6 .536 .324 .828 9.6 3.9 .8 .5 17.3
1992–93 Indiana 82 60 37.8 .476 .154 .804 9.5 6.0 1.0 .3 19.1
1993–94 Seattle 81 80 33.7 .493 .324 .769 5.6 3.4 .9 .1 15.0
1994–95 Seattle 82 82 35.2 .523 .514 .839 6.2 3.8 1.1 .4 19.2
1995–96 Seattle 63 60 34.9 .486 .408 .776 5.2 4.4 .9 .1 17.1
1996–97 Seattle 61 60 35.9 .492 .354 .801 6.5 4.4 1.0 .3 16.8
1997–98 Seattle 78 78 35.2 .487 .415 .844 7.1 4.4 .8 .2 15.8
1998–99 Seattle 50 39 35.3 .472 .395 .823 7.4 3.7 .8 .5 15.0
1999–2000 Portland 77 6 21.6 .432 .404 .833 4.3 2.6 .5 .2 7.5
2000–01 Portland 26 0 15.3 .411 .375 .852 3.0 1.7 .3 .1 4.0
Career 1,136 524 29.6 .491 .384 .803 6.2 3.4 .8 .3 13.9
All-Star 3 0 17.0 .455 .250 .333 3.7 2.3 .0 .3 7.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1986 Dallas 10 0 12.0 .464 .000 .647 2.3 1.4 .2 .1 3.7
1987 Dallas 4 0 24.3 .371 .000 .455 3.0 1.5 .8 .5 7.8
1988 Dallas 15 0 18.3 .465 .333 .706 3.7 1.6 .5 .5 7.8
1990 Indiana 3 3 41.7 .489 .000 .938 7.3 1.7 .7 .3 20.3
1991 Indiana 5 0 35.8 .474 .000 .833 7.2 2.2 .4 .0 15.8
1992 Indiana 3 0 40.0 .383 .500 .893 13.0 2.3 .7 .3 21.0
1993 Indiana 4 4 41.3 .463 .000 .778 5.8 7.3 .3 .5 19.5
1994 Seattle 5 5 34.8 .520 .333 .867 5.4 2.0 .2 .6 18.6
1995 Seattle 4 4 38.3 .404 .556 .792 4.8 3.0 .8 .5 18.8
1996 Seattle 21 21 37.6 .475 .368 .750 5.0 3.2 .7 .2 16.0
1997 Seattle 12 12 38.3 .472 .552 .815 5.8 3.4 1.1 .1 16.9
1998 Seattle 10 10 37.5 .512 .143 .816 7.7 3.9 .7 .1 16.1
2000 Portland 15 0 18.4 .393 .167 .830 3.5 2.0 .3 .0 5.6
2001 Portland 3 0 10.7 .667 .667 .667 1.7 .3 .0 .0 4.7
Career 114 59 29.3 .465 .373 .789 5.0 2.6 .5 .2 12.6

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