Basketball Player Detlef Schrempf Wiki, Bio, Age, Career, Height, Weight, Spouse, Position, Number, NBA Draft & Net Worth


Detlef Schrempf is a German-American retired professional basketball player. He played college basketball for the Washington Huskies from 1981 to 1985, and was drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA) by the Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 1985 NBA draft, with the eighth overall pick. He was an All-NBA Third Team member in 1995, a three-time NBA All-Star and the NBA Sixth Man of the Year twice.

High school 

Born in Leverkusen, West Germany, Schrempf played for the youth teams of Bayer Leverkusen, before attending Centralia High School in Centralia, Washington, for one year. As a senior, he led the Tigers to the Class AA (now 3A) state championship later in 1981. Similarly, scoring 24 points in the title game, a 52–43 victory over the Timberline Blazers of Lacey. After graduating he enrolled at the University of Washington in Seattle. There he starred for the Huskies under head coach Marv Harshman. Later, with Schrempf, the Huskies won Pac-10 regular-season titles in 1984 and 1985 and made three postseason appearances. And reaching the Sweet 16 in 1984. In his career at Washington, he scored 1,449 total points.

NBA career

Playing for the Pacers, he finished second in the NBA with a .478 three-point percentage in 1986-87, and eventually worked his way into the starting lineup. Similarly, in 1991 and 1992, he won consecutive NBA Sixth Man Awards. In the 1992–93 season, he was the only player in the NBA to finish in the top 25 in scoring (19.1 ppg), rebounding (9.5 rpg) and assists (6.0 apg), and was selected to play in the NBA All-Star Game, the first of his three appearances.

International career

Schrempf played for the West Germany national team in the 1984 Olympics and the 1983 and 1985 EuroBaskets. Later, in 1992, he played for the German Olympic team. Similarly, Schrempf established the Detlef Schrempf Foundation in 1996 to benefit local charities. Further, in January 2012, he won the Paul Allen Award for Citizenship (formerly the Seattle Sports Commission Sports Citizen of the Year) at the 77th annual Sports Star of the Year banquet in Seattle. His foundation hosts the Detlef Schrempf Celebrity Golf Classic at McCormick Woods Golf Course in Port Orchard, Washington, every summer and has raised about $10 million for children’s charities in the Pacific Northwest.

Personal life

Schrempf tied a knot to Mari Schrempf. They have two sons, Alex and Michael. As of 2010, Schrempf was Business Development Officer at Coldstream Capital, a wealth management firm in Seattle.


  • Full Name: Detlef Schrempf
  • Date of Birth: 21 January 1963
  • Age: 57
  • Birth Place: Leverkusen, West Germany
  • Nationality: German
  • Listed height: 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
  • Listed weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
  • High school: Centralia (Centralia, Washington)
  • College: Washington (since 1981–1985)
  • NBA draft: since 1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8th overall
  • Selected by the Dallas Mavericks
  • Playing career: since 1985–2001
  • Position: Small forward / Power forward
  • Number: 32, 11, 12
  • Coaching career: since 2005–2007
  • Spouse: Mari Schrempf
  • Children: Alex Schrempf, Michael Schrempf
  • Net Worth: $5 million
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