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Wally Osterkorn

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

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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