Wally Osterkorn

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Wally Osterkorn
Wally Osterkorn 1948.JPG
Osterkorn in 1948
Personal information
Born(1928-07-06)July 6, 1928
Chicago, Illinois
DiedJanuary 11, 2012(2012-01-11) (aged 83)
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High schoolAmundsen (Chicago, Illinois)
CollegeIllinois (1946–1950)
NBA draft1950 / Round: 2 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Chicago Stags
Playing career1950–1955
PositionPower forward / Center
Number17, 8
Career history
1950–1951Saint Paul Lights
1951Sheboygan Red Skins
19511955Syracuse Nationals
Career highlights and awards
Career NBA statistics
Points1,436 (7.0 ppg)
Rebounds1,218 (6.0 rpg)
Assists346 (1.7 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Walter Raymond "Wally" Osterkorn (July 6, 1928 – January 11, 2012) was an American professional basketball player.

A 6'5" forward from the University of Illinois, Osterkorn began his pro career with the St. Paul Lights of the National Professional Basketball League during the 1950-51 season. When St. Paul folded 20 games into the season, he was obtained by the Sheboygan Red Skins, who at that time were in their 13th season of operation, the longest-running professional basketball franchise in the nation. Osterkorn played the final 19 games for Sheboygan and helped the Red Skins to a league-best 29-16 record. He was named to the NPBL's second team as a forward after averaging 13 points per game, sixth-best in the league.

Osterkorn then played four seasons (1951–1955) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Syracuse Nationals. He averaged 7.0 points per game and won a league championship in 1955. He died in 2012.[1]


  1. ^ Walter R. Osterkorn. Retrieved on January 20, 2012.

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