Walter Szczerbiak

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For his son, see Wally Szczerbiak.
Walter Szczerbiak
Personal information
Born (1949-08-21) August 21, 1949 (age 67)
Hamburg, West Germany
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Saint Casimir (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
College George Washington (1968–1971)
NBA draft 1971 / Round: 4 / Pick: 65th overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Position Small forward
Career history
1971–1972 Pittsburgh Condors
1972–1973 Wilkes-Barre Barons
1973–1980 Real Madrid
1980–1982 A.P.U. Udine
1983–1984 Canarias
Career highlights and awards
Stats at

Walter Szczerbiak Sr. (born August 21, 1949) is an American former professional basketball player. At 6'6" (1.98 m), Szczerbiak played at the small forward position.

On February 3, 2008, Szczerbiak was chosen as one of the 50 most influential personalities to European club basketball, over the last half-century, by the EuroLeague Basketball Experts Committee.[1]

College career[edit]

Born in Hamburg, West Germany, Szczerbiak attended George Washington University, where he played college basketball with the George Washington Colonials.

Club career[edit]

After college, Szczerbiak was drafted by the Phoenix Suns, in the 4th round (14th pick, 65th overall) of the 1971 NBA Draft.[2] He was also drafted by the Dallas Chaparrals, of the American Basketball Association (ABA), in the 1971 ABA Draft.[3]

Szczerbiak played in the ABA during the 1971–72 season, as a member of the Pittsburgh Condors. He then joined the Kentucky Colonels, who selected him in the Condors' dispersal draft, but he was later cut from Kentucky's roster.[4]

Szczerbiak won three EuroLeague titles with the Spanish League club Real Madrid (1974, 1978, and 1980). He also won the FIBA Intercontinental Cup three times with Real Madrid (1976, 1977, and 1978). He was named the MVP of the 1977 edition of the FIBA Intercontinental Cup.


His son Wally, is a former NBA player.


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