Detlef Schrempf Biography
(German-American Former Professional Basketball Player Who Played As a Small Forward / Power Forward)
Birthday: January 21, 1963 (Aquarius)
Born In: Leverkusen, Germany
Detlef Schrempf is a German-American retired professional basketball player, businessman, philanthropist and actor who played under the National Basketball Association for sixteen seasons. Coming to the United States as an exchange student, he played college basketball for the Washington Huskies for three seasons and helped the team win two Pac-10 regular-season titles. He was drafted into the NBA by the Dallas Mavericks and played for clubs like the Indiana Pacers, the Seattle SuperSonics, and the Portland Trail Blazers. He won two consecutive 'NBA Sixth Man Awards' playing for the Indiana Pacers. Schrempf, who played in the NBA Finals for the SuperSonics, was the first German-born NBA player to reach the NBA Finals, a feat which was later repeated by Dirk Nowitzki. He has also represented the West German national team in the 1984 Olympics, and the 1983 and 1985 EuroBasket championships, and the German national team in the 1992 Summer Olympics. He was named 'German Player of the Year' in 1992, was selected for the NBA All-Star Game three times, and was named into the 'All-NBA Third Team' once. He is the President of the Detlef Schrempf Foundation, which supports children’s charities in the Pacific Northwest.