Szymon Szewczyk

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Szymon Szewczyk
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Szymon Szewczyk 2014
No. 33 – KK Włocławek
Position Power forward / Center
League Tauron Basket Liga
Personal information
Born (1982-12-21) December 21, 1982 (age 35)
Szczecin, Poland
Nationality Polish
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career 1999–present
Career history
1999–2001 SKK Szczecin
2001–2002 Polpharma Starogard Gdański
2002–2003 TXU Energie Braunschweig
2003–2005 Alba Berlin
2005–2006 Union Olimpija
2006–2007 Scafati Basket
2007–2009 Lokomotiv Rostov
2009–2011 Air Avellino
2011–2013 Reyer Venezia Mestre
2014 Virtus Roma
2014–2015 AZS Koszalin
2015–2016 Stelmet Zielona Góra
2016–2017 BM Slam Ostrów Wielkopolski
2017–present KK Włocławek
Career highlights and awards

Szymon Szewczyk (born December 21, 1982) is a Polish professional basketball player for Anwil Włocławek of the Tauron Basket Liga (PLK). Standing at 6'10, he plays both the power forward / center positions.

Early life[edit]

Born in Szczecin, Szewczyk grew up with PKK Szczecin's youth teams. He has been a member of the Polish Junior National Team, the Polish Under-20 National Team and the Polish “B” National Team. He currently is a member of the Polish National Team.

Basketball career[edit]

After playing two successful seasons in his native Poland, Szewczyk was evaluated by several top teams in Europe before signing with Braunschweig of Germany’s top division (Bundesliga I) for the 2002-03 season. Many considered him at the time as the best prospect from Poland in his age group.

Highlights[edit]

NBA[edit]

On June 26, 2003, Szewczyk was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 35th pick of the 2003 NBA draft.[2] On 2009, he joined the Bucks for the Las Vegas Summer League.

On July 11, 2013, the Oklahoma City Thunder acquired Szewczyk's rights in a three team deal with Milwaukee and the Minnesota Timberwolves.[3]

Personal life[edit]

His father Miroslaw Szewczyk was a professional basketball player for more than 20 years in Szczecin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stal Ostrow signs Szymon Szewczyk". Eurobasket.com. September 23, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ "NBA Draft history: 2003 Draft". NBA.com. February 27, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Thunder Acquires Trade Exception". NBA.com. July 11, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2016. 

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