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Encyclopedia > Wally Szczerbiak
Wally Szczerbiak
Wally Szczerbiak #55 of the Boston Celtics shoots the three against the Sacramento Kings January 27, 2006 at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston, Massachusetts.
Position small forward/shooting guard
Nickname Wally World
Height ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 244 lb (111 kg)
Team Boston Celtics
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born March 5, 1977
Madrid, Spain
College Miami University (Ohio)
Draft 6th overall pick, 1999
Minnesota Timberwolves
Pro career 1999 – present
Former teams Minnesota Timberwolves (1999-2006)

Walter Robert "Wally" Szczerbiak (born March 5, 1977 in Madrid, Spain) is an American basketball player for the Boston Celtics. He was born in Spain while his father Walter (a former ABA player) was playing for the Real Madrid basketball team, and spent much of his childhood in Europe during his father's playing career. When Walter retired, he moved his family back to his native Long Island, where Wally attended high school in Cold Spring Harbor, New York. Image File history File links Wally_Szczerbiak. ... LeBron James is one of the premier players listed at small forward. ... Shooting guard (SG), also known as “two guard” or “off guard”,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... A foot (plural: feet) is a non-SI unit of distance or length, measuring around a third of a metre. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre, or meter (U.S.), is a measure of length. ... The pound is the name of a number of units of mass, all in the range of 300 to 600 grams. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... This article is about the Spanish capital. ... Miami University, founded in 1809, is the second-oldest public university west of the Allegheny Mountains and seventh-oldest public university in the United States. ... 1999 NBA Draft - Day Month 1999 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft Round 1 Round 2 Categories: 1999 in sports | NBA Draft ... The Minnesota Timberwolves are a professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. ... March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Location Coordinates : 40° 23’N , 3°43′0″W Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Villa de Madrid (Spanish) Spanish name Villa de Madrid Founded 9th century Postal code 28001-28080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 91 (Villa de Madrid) Website http://www. ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... For information about the ABA that began in 2000 see American Basketball Association (21st century). ... Real Madrid Baloncesto is a Spanish basketball team. ... Mercator projection of Long Island Long Island is an island in New York, USA. It has an area of 1,377 square miles (3567 km²) and a population of 7. ... Cold Spring Harbor is a hamlet (and census-designated place) in Suffolk County, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. ...


College career

In college, Szczerbiak played for Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He graduated from the Richard T. Farmer School of Business at Miami University with a major in marketing. At Miami he led his team to the Sweet 16 in the 1999 NCAA Tournament. As a #10 seed, Sczcerbiak scored a career high 43 points in a first round win over #7 seed University of Washington. He followed that up by being held to only 24 points in the second round against #2 seed University of Utah, but nonetheless led the team to the Sweet 16, where they would eventually lose to the University of Kentucky 58-48, despite a 23 point performance. Miami University, founded in 1809, is the second-oldest public university west of the Allegheny Mountains and seventh-oldest public university in the United States. ... Oxford is located in southwestern Ohio in northwestern Butler County in Oxford Township, originally called the College Township. ... The University of Washington, founded in 1861, is a public research university in Seattle, Washington. ... The University of Utah (also The U or the U of U or the UU) is a public university in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky. ...


NBA career

The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Szczerbiak 6th overall in the 1999 NBA Draft. His best year as a pro was 2002 when he was a coach's selection to the Western conference all star team. Later he tied a Timberwolves franchise record of 44 points on April 13, 2003, since broken by Kevin Garnett. Szczerbiak was coming off the bench for the 2004-2005 NBA season. He was uncomfortable with the role and wanted to be a starter. In the 2005-2006 season, the former All-Star returned to the starting role. The Minnesota Timberwolves are a professional basketball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. ... 1999 NBA Draft - Day Month 1999 See also: List of NBA Drafts, NBA Draft Round 1 Round 2 Categories: 1999 in sports | NBA Draft ... April 13 is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kevin Garnett (born May 19, 1976, in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Minnesota Timberwolves. ...


On January 26, 2006, Szczerbiak, along with Michael Olowokandi, Dwayne Jones and a conditional first-round draft pick, was traded to the Boston Celtics for Ricky Davis, Mark Blount, Marcus Banks, Justin Reed, and two second-round draft picks. January 26 is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Michael Olowokandi (born April 3, 1975 in Lagos, Nigeria) is a basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association. ... Dwayne Jones (born June 9, 1983 in Morgantown, West Virginia) is a professional basketball player for the NBA Development Leagues Florida Flame. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Tyree Ricardo Davis aka Ricky (born September 23, 1979) is a professional basketball player currently with the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA. Bio Davis was selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the First Round, as the 21st pick overall. ... Mark Blount (born November 30, 1975 in Yonkers, New York) is a basketball player in the NBA for the Minnesota Timberwolves. ... Arthur Lemarcus Banks III (born November 19, 1981 in Las Vegas, Nevada), commonly known as Marcus Banks, is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA. Banks is 62 (188 cm) tall and 200 lb (90 kg). ... Justin Reed (born January 16, 1982 in Jackson, Mississippi) is a professional basketball player with the Minnesota Timberwolves. ...


Szczerbiak is an offensive minded player with an excellent perimeter touch; however, his defense is only average. Wally Szczerbiak underwent knee surgery in the 2006 offseason to fix a knee which had been somewhat injured for many months.


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