A native of Leverkusen, Germany, Detlef Schrempf enjoyed two successful stints as a collegian and a pro in Seattle and became a fan favorite at Edmundson Pavilion and KeyArena along the way.
At UW, he helped the Huskies win two Pac-10 championships in 1984-85 and make two NCAA tournament appearances.
Schrempf still ranks highly on several UW season and career statistical record lists.
He was selected by the Dallas Mavericks with the eighth overall pick of the 1985 NBA Draft and went on to play 16 standout seasons with the Mavs, Indiana Pacers, SuperSonics and Portland Trail Blazers. He had career averages of 13.9 ppg and 6.2 rpg.
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While playing for the Pacers, Schrempf won consecutive NBA Sixth Man Awards in 1990-91 and 1991-92.
After the 1992-93 season, he was traded to Seattle and was named to two NBA All-Star Teams and helped lead the Sonics to the 1996 NBA Finals.
He talked about his playing days in Seattle, his charitable work at the Detlef Schrempf Foundation and much more in a live chat March 9 on seattletimes.com.