Serge Zwikker

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Serge Zwikker
Center
Personal information
Born (1973-04-28) April 28, 1973 (age 41)
Vlaardingen, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Listed height 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)
Listed weight 273 lb (124 kg)
Career information
High school Flint Hill (Oakton, Virginia)
Harker Prep (Potomac, Maryland)
College North Carolina (1993–1997)
NBA draft 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 29th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Pro career 1997–2000
Career history
1998–1999 Saski Baskonia (Spain)
1999 Gorizia (Italy)
1999-2000 CB Breogán (Spain)
2000 Hans Verkerk Keukens (Netherlands)

Serge Zwikker (born April 28, 1973) is a Dutch-American basketball player. Serge came to the United States in 1988, and played for Don Kent at MSGR MClancy in Queens, New York. Serge then transferred to Flint Hill Prep and then Harker Prep. Zwikker played four years of college basketball for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under coach Dean Smith. Though he saw limited playing time his first two years, relieving starter Rasheed Wallace from the bench, the game of Zwikker's college career came March 17, 1995 against Murray State University. Plagued by an ankle injury, Wallace scored only six points before Smith benched Wallace for good, three minutes into the second half. Zwikker finished with 19 points (including 7 of 8 free throws) as he and Jerry Stackhouse led the Tar Heels to an 80-70 win.[1] Zwikker became the Tar Heels' starting center following Wallace's departure in the 1995 NBA Draft.[2]

Zwikker was selected by the Houston Rockets with the first pick of the second round (29th overall) in the 1997 NBA Draft, and spent one season on the Rockets' bench. To date, he has not recorded minutes in a single NBA game. Due to the 1998 NBA lockout Serge Zwikker signed a three year contract with TAU Cerámica in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

Zwikker played Euroleague basketball in 1998-99, averaging 3.3 points for TAU Cerámica in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, but was traded after having a back injuries to Gorizia (Italy) after seven games.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Robinson, Tom (March 18, 1995). "UNC Escapes Murray: Wallace hobbled and Heels wobbled, but Zwikker to rescue with 19". The Virginian-Pilot (Landmark Communications, Inc.). p. C1. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  2. ^ Landreth, Eddy (January 15, 1996). "How dare you doubt Dean - University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith". The Sporting News. Sporting News Publishing Co. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 
  3. ^ "EuroLeague 1998-1999: Tau Ceramica". basket-stats.info. 2000–2006. Retrieved 2007-03-19. 

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