David Thirdkill

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David Thirdkill
Personal information
Born (1960-04-12) April 12, 1960 (age 57)
St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Soldan (St. Louis, Missouri)
NBA draft 1982 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career 1982–1996
Position Small forward / Shooting guard
Number 40, 22, 21, 45
Career history
1982–1983 Phoenix Suns
19831984 Detroit Pistons
1985 Milwaukee Bucks
1985 San Antonio Spurs
19851986 Boston Celtics
1986–1987 Tanduay Rhum Masters (Philippines)
1988 Purefoods TJ Hotdogs (Philippines)
1987–1988 Rochester Flyers (CBA)
1989 Virtus Roma (Italy)
1989–1990 Chorale Roanne Basket (France)
1991–1994 Hapoel Tel Aviv (Israel)
1994–1995 Hapoel Holon (Israel)
1995–1996 Bnei Herzelia (Israel)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

David Thirdkill (born April 12, 1960) is an American retired basketball player who was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1st round (15th overall) of the 1982 NBA Draft.[1] A 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) small forward from the College of Southern Idaho and Bradley University, Thirdkill played in five NBA seasons from 1982 to 1987. Born in St. Louis, Missouri and nicknamed "The Sheriff",[1] he played for the Suns, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics. He earned a championship ring with the 1985-86 Celtics.

In his NBA career, Thirdkill played in 179 games and scored a total of 510 points.

In 1987, Thirdkill played in a tournament (Open Conference) for the Tanduay team in the Philippine Basketball Association and won the championship aside from being named "Best Import" of the conference. He returned for another conference in 1988, this time for the newly formed Purefoods team, which he led to another finals appearance. Thereafter, he played in Italy for Virtus Roma, in France for Chorale Roanne Basket and Saint-Quentin Basket-Ball, and most notably in Israel for a spell of five years, mainly for Hapoel Tel Aviv, finally retiring in 1996.


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