April 28, 1973 |
|Listed height||7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)|
|Listed weight||273 lb (124 kg)|
|High school||Flint Hill (Oakton, Virginia)
Harker Prep (Potomac, Maryland)
|College||North Carolina (1993–1997)|
|NBA draft||1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 29th overall|
|Selected by the Houston Rockets|
|1998–1999||Saski Baskonia (Spain)|
|1999–2000||CB Breogán (Spain)|
|2000||Hans Verkerk Keukens (Netherlands)|
Serge Zwikker (born April 28, 1973) is a Dutch-American basketball player. Serge came to the United States in 1988, and played for Don Kent at MSGR MClancy in Queens, New York. Serge then transferred to Flint Hill Prep and then Harker Prep. Zwikker played four years of college basketball for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill under coach Dean Smith. Though he saw limited playing time his first two years, relieving starter Rasheed Wallace from the bench, the game of Zwikker's college career came March 17, 1995 against Murray State University. Plagued by an ankle injury, Wallace scored only six points before Smith benched Wallace for good, three minutes into the second half. Zwikker finished with 19 points (including 7 of 8 free throws) as he and Jerry Stackhouse led the Tar Heels to an 80-70 win. Zwikker became the Tar Heels' starting center following Wallace's departure in the 1995 NBA Draft.
Zwikker was selected by the Houston Rockets with the first pick of the second round (29th overall) in the 1997 NBA Draft, and spent one season on the Rockets' bench. However, he had not recorded minutes in a single NBA game. Due to the 1998 NBA lockout Serge Zwikker signed a three-year contract with TAU Cerámica in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.
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- Landreth, Eddy (January 15, 1996). "How dare you doubt Dean - University of North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith". The Sporting News. Sporting News Publishing Co. Retrieved 2007-03-19.
- "EuroLeague 1998-1999: Tau Ceramica". basket-stats.info. 2000–2006. Retrieved 2007-03-19.
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