Walter Palmer (basketball)

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Walter Palmer
Personal information
Born (1968-10-23) October 23, 1968 (age 50)
Ithaca, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school Washington-Lee
(Arlington County, Virginia)
College Dartmouth (1986–1990)
NBA draft 1990 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Utah Jazz
Playing career 1990–2003
Position Center
Number 33, 31
Career history
1990–1991 Utah Jazz
1991–1992 EnBW Ludwigsburg
1992–1993 Dallas Mavericks
1993 Argal Huesca
1993–1994 EnBW Ludwigsburg
1994–1995 Fos-sur-mer Basket
1995 Olimpia Stefanel Milano
1995–1996 Ferro Carril Oeste
1996–1997 Gießen 46ers
1997–1999 Brose Baskets
1999–2000 Le Mans
2000–2001 Skyliners Frankfurt
2002–2003 Phantoms Braunschweig
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Walter Scott Palmer (born October 23, 1968) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Utah Jazz in the 2nd round (33rd overall) of the 1990 NBA draft. A 7'1" center from Dartmouth College, Palmer played two years in the NBA for the Jazz and Dallas Mavericks. In his NBA career, he appeared in a total of 48 games and averaged 2.1 points per game.

Palmer later played in basketball leagues in Europe and South America, before transitioning into union activism on behalf of professional athletes in Europe. He co-founded SP.IN, the first basketball players union in Germany, and served as its general secretary. He became general secretary of the UBE, the federation of European basketball player unions and then co-founded and was the general secretary of the European Elite Athletes Association (EU Athletes) which represents over 25,000 athletes in a number of popular sports. He then worked as the Head of Department for UNI Sport PRO (now the World Players Association), a global platform for athlete unions and a sector of UNI Global Union. In 2014 he was hired as the Director for International Relations and Marketing of the NBA Players Association before resigning in June, 2015. He now works as a consultant for different players associations and sports related businesses.

External links

  • Walter Palmer at linkedin
  • College & NBA stats @ basketballreference.com


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