Walter Szczerbiak

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Not to be confused with his son, Wally Szczerbiak, an American professional basketball player with the same name.

Walter Szczerbiak Sr. (born August 21, 1949 in Hamburg, West Germany) is a former American basketball player. At 6'6" (1.98 m), Szczerbiak played at the small forward position.

On February 3, 2008, Szczerbiak was chosen as one of the 50 most influential personalities to European club basketball, over the last half-century, by the Euroleague Basketball Experts Committee.[1]

College career[edit]

Szczerbiak attended George Washington University, where he played college basketball with the George Washington Colonials.

Club career[edit]

After college, Szczerbiak was drafted by the Phoenix Suns, in the 4th round (14th pick, 65th overall) of the 1971 NBA Draft.[2] He was also drafted by the Dallas Chaparrals, of the American Basketball Association (ABA), in the 1971 ABA Draft.[3]

Szczerbiak played in the ABA during the 1971-72 season, as a member of the Pittsburgh Condors. He then joined the Kentucky Colonels, who selected him in the Condors dispersal draft, but he was later cut from Kentucky's roster.[4]

Szczerbiak won three Euroleague titles with the Spanish League club Real Madrid (1974, 1978, and 1980). He was named the MVP of the 1977 edition of the Intercontinental Cup.


His son Wally, is a former NBA player.


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