Rubén Wolkowyski

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Rubén Wolkowyski
Personal information
Born (1973-09-30) September 30, 1973 (age 43)
Castelli, Chaco, Argentina
Nationality Argentine / Polish[1]
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1995 / Undrafted
Playing career 1996–2015
Position Center / Power forward
Career history
1996–1997 Quilmes Mar del Plata
1997–1999 Boca Juniors
1999–2000 Estudiantes de Olavarría
2000–2001 Seattle SuperSonics
2001–2002 Quilmes Mar del Plata
2002 CSKA Moscow
2002 Boston Celtics
2003 TAU Cerámica
2003–2004 Olympiacos
2004–2007 Khimki Moscow
2007 Prokom Trefl Sopot
2007–2008 Legea Scafati
2008–2009 Club Biguá
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

Rubén Oscar Wolkowyski (born September 30, 1973) is a former Argentine professional basketball player, who also holds Polish citizenship.[1] At a height of 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) tall, he played at the power forward and center positions.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Wolkowyski played professionally in Argentina, the United States, Russia, Poland, Spain, and Greece. In 2000, he and Pepe 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.[3] The game needed 4 over-times to decide the winner.[3]

Argentine national team[edit]

Wolkowyski was also a mainstay of the senior 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.

Personal life[edit]

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.[4][5]


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