Monday, July 31, 2017

Paul Walther

Paul Philip "Lefty" Walther

March 23, 1927
Covington, KY

December 21, 2014
Atlanta, GA

1942-43 St. Xavier High School - Cincinnati (High School)
1943-44 St. Xavier High School - Cincinnati (High School)
1944-45 University of Tennessee (College)
1946-47 University of Tennessee (College)
1947-48 University of Tennessee (College)
1948-49 University of Tennessee (College)
1949-50 Minneapolis Lakers (NBA)
1949-50 Indianapolis Olympians (NBA)
1950-51 Indianapolis Olympians (NBA)
1951-52 Indianapolis Olympians (NBA)
1952-53 Indianapolis Olympians (NBA)
1953-54 Philadelphia Warriors (NBA)
1954-55 Fort Wayne Pistons (NBA)

Walther joined the U.S. Navy for World War 2 following his freshman season at Tennessee, and returned to school after his discharge. Drafted by the Lakers, he was officially sold to Indianapolis on December 20, 1949. He played for six seasons and was named to the NBA All-Star team in 1952. After his playing days, he moved to Chicago and worked a Merrill Lynch for 32 years before retiring.

Paul had seven children.



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