September 30, 1973 |
Castelli, Chaco, Argentina
|Nationality||Argentine / Polish|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||275 lb (125 kg)|
|NBA draft||1995 / Undrafted|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
|1996–1997||Quilmes Mar del Plata|
|1999–2000||Estudiantes de Olavarría|
|2001–2002||Quilmes Mar del Plata|
|2007||Prokom Trefl Sopot|
|2009||Atléticos de San Germán|
|2009–2011||Libertad de Sunchales|
|2011–2013||La Unión de Formosa|
|2013–2014||Sarmiento de Resistencia|
|2014–2015||Quilmes Mar del Plata|
Wolkowyski has played professionally in Argentina, the United States, Russia, Poland, Spain, and Greece. In 2000, he and Juan Ignacio Sánchez became the first Argentines to play in the NBA regular season.
On September 29, 2010, Wolkowyski scored 45 points for his team, Libertad de Sunchales, in a 118-115 victory over Obras Sanitarias, for the Copa Argentina title. The game needed 4 over-times to decide the winner.
Argentine national team
Wolkowyski was also a mainstay of the Argentine national basketball team, as he participated in the 2001 and 2003 FIBA Americas Championships, the 2002 and 2006 FIBA World Championships, and the 1996 and 2004 Summer Olympics. He won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics.
Due to playing in Russia as a European player and not an Argentine one, Wolkowyski obtained Polish citizenship. His Warsaw-born grandfather, Anatol, left Poland before World War II, and through Paraguay went to Argentina. His family spoke Polish at home. Wolkowyski does not remember the language, and speaks only Spanish and English.