16 Facts About Detlef Schrempf


Detlef Schrempf was born on January 21,1963 and is a German-American former professional basketball player.


Detlef Schrempf played college basketball for the Washington Huskies from 1981 to 1985, and was drafted into the National Basketball Association by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 1985 NBA draft, with the eighth overall pick.


Detlef Schrempf was an All-NBA Third Team member in 1995, a three-time NBA All-Star, the first European player ever to achieve this award, and the NBA Sixth Man of the Year twice.


Detlef Schrempf played for the West German, and later German, national team in the 1984 and 1992 Summer Olympics and the 1983 and 1985 EuroBasket championships.


Detlef Schrempf was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2021.


Detlef Schrempf was named team captain for his senior year.


Detlef Schrempf was named to the All-Pac-10 First Team and The Sporting News All-America Second Team.


Detlef Schrempf was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame in 1995, and was named to the University of Washington All-Century Team.


Detlef Schrempf was selected eighth overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1985 NBA draft.


Detlef Schrempf became a regular in NBA rotations after being traded to the Indiana Pacers for veteran center Herb Williams in February 1989.


Detlef Schrempf became the first German-born NBA player to reach the NBA Finals.


Detlef Schrempf was released by the Sonics in 1999 and signed the same day by the Portland Trail Blazers, with whom he played until his retirement from professional basketball in 2001, playing in a total of 1,136 regular season games and 114 playoff games.


Detlef Schrempf first appeared for the West Germany national team at the EuroBasket in 1983.


Detlef Schrempf led the team in scoring during the event at 15.3 ppg.


In 1985, Detlef Schrempf helped West Germany to their best finish at the EuroBasket in their history to that point.


Since 2010, Detlef Schrempf has been the Business Development Officer at Coldstream Capital, a wealth management firm in Seattle.