Osterkorn in 1948
July 6, 1928|
|Died||January 11, 2012(aged 83)|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school||Amundsen (Chicago, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||1950 / Round: 2 / Pick: 17th overall|
|Selected by the Chicago Stags|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|1950–1951||Saint Paul Lights (NPBL)|
|1951||Sheboygan Red Skins (NPBL)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||1,436 (7.0 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,218 (6.0 rpg)|
|Assists||346 (1.7 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Walter Raymond "Wally" Osterkorn (July 6, 1928 – January 11, 2012) was an American professional basketball player.
A 6'5" forward from the University of Illinois, Osterkorn began his pro career with the St. Paul Lights of the National Professional Basketball League during the 1950-51 season. When St. Paul folded 20 games into the season, he was obtained by the Sheboygan Red Skins, who at that time were in their 13th season of operation, the longest-running professional basketball franchise in the nation. Osterkorn played the final 19 games for Sheboygan and helped the Red Skins to a league-best 29-16 record. He was named to the NPBL's second team as a forward after averaging 13 points per game, sixth-best in the league.
Osterkorn then played four seasons (1951–1955) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Syracuse Nationals. He averaged 7.0 points per game and won a league championship in 1955. He died in 2012.
- Walter R. Osterkorn. Retrieved on January 20, 2012.
- Wally Osterkorn at Basketball-Reference.com
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