Tom Scheffler

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Tom Scheffler
Personal information
Born (1954-10-27) October 27, 1954 (age 62)
St. Joseph, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school St. Joseph (St. Joseph, Michigan)
College Purdue (1973–1977)
NBA draft 1977 / Round: 6 / Pick: 117th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Playing career 1977–1991
Position Center
Number 50
Career history
1977–1979 Scavolini Pesaro (Italy)
1979–1981 Liberti Treviso (Italy)
1982–1983 Lugano Tigers (Switzerland)
1983–1984 Le Mans (France)
1984–1985 Portland Trail Blazers
1985–1986 Lugano Tigers (Switzerland)
1986 Aris (Greece)
1986–1988 Pau-Orthez (France)
1988 Snaidero Caserta (Italy)
1988–1990 Gran Canaria (Spain)
1990–1991 Pau-Orthez (France)
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Tom Scheffler (born October 27, 1954) is retired American professional basketball player.


Born in St. Joseph, Michigan, Scheffler played collegiately at Purdue University before spending most of his career in Europe playing in Italy, Spain, Greece, Switzerland and France. His only stint in the NBA was in the 1984–85 season when he played 39 games as a 12th man for Portland.[1]

Scheffler's most notable successes came during his time with ÉB Pau-Orthez in France where his contribution resulted in Orthez winning the French basketball Championship in 1986 and 1987.[2]

Tom's younger brother, Steve Scheffler, also starred at Purdue University and the Seattle SuperSonics.[3]

Post career[edit]

In his post-career days, Scheffler has settled in Lugano, Switzerland and is running an English school.[4]


  1. ^ Tom Scheffler page accessed June 21st, 2007
  2. ^ Tom Scheffler in ÉB Pau-Orthez history page accessed June 21st, 2007
  3. ^ Steve Scheffler NBA bio page accessed June 21st, 2007
  4. ^ Tom Scheffler in the Worldwide Classroom directory page accessed August 16th, 2007

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