Tom Sewell (basketball)

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Tom Sewell
Personal information
Born (1962-03-11) March 11, 1962 (age 57)
Pensacola, Florida
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolBooker T. Washington
(Pensacola, Florida)
NBA draft1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 22nd overall
Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers
PositionShooting guard
Career history
1984–1985Washington Bullets
1985–1986Wyoming Wildcatters
1985–1986Detroit Spirits
1988–1989Panathinaikos BC
1989–1990Grand Rapids Hoops
1992–1993VGNN Donar
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Tom Sewell (born March 11, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Born in Pensacola, Florida and a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School, Sewell played collegiately with the Cardinals of Lamar University for three years, averaging 22.9 points per game as a junior.

Sewell was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 22nd overall pick in the 1984 NBA draft. The 76ers, eager to offer a long-term deal to Charles Barkley[1] (whom they had selected with the #5 pick they had previously obtained from the San Diego/Los Angeles Clippers) immediately traded Sewell to the Washington Bullets for a 1988 pick (which was later traded back to the Bullets who used it to select Harvey Grant[2]).

Sewell played one season for the Bullets, recording 20 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and 1 block over 21 games.

He now coaches the school basketball team Ark Putney in London, England and referees the u14 and u16 basketball games.


  1. ^ Bondy, Filip (2007). Tip-Off: How the 1984 NBA Draft Changed Basketball Forever. Da Capo Press. p. 226. ISBN 0-306-81486-2.
  2. ^ Complete First Round Results — 1980-89

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