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Steve Colter (born July 24, 1962) is a retired American professional basketball player who was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round (33rd overall) of the 1984 NBA draft. A 6'3" guard from New Mexico State, Colter played in eight NBA seasons for six different teams. He played for the Trail Blazers, Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia 76ers, Washington Bullets, Sacramento Kings and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Steve Colter
Personal information
Born (1962-07-24) July 24, 1962 (age 57)
Phoenix, Arizona
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight165 lb (75 kg)
Career information
High schoolPhoenix Union (Phoenix, Arizona)
CollegeNew Mexico State (1980–1984)
NBA draft1984 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33rd overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Playing career1984–1995
PositionPoint guard
Number20, 22, 14, 21, 5
Career history
19841986Portland Trail Blazers
1986Chicago Bulls
19861987Philadelphia 76ers
19871990Washington Bullets
1990–1991Sacramento Kings
1991–1993Omaha Racers
1992Shell Rimula X
1993–1994KK Split
1994–1995Cleveland Cavaliers
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-PCAA (1984)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

In his NBA career, Colter played in 526 games and scored a total of 3,319 points. His best year as a professional came during the 1985–86 season as a member of the Trail Blazers, appearing in 81 games (51 starts) and averaging 8.7 points per game. From 1991 until 1994 he did not play in the NBA, but returned to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers for one more season before retiring in 1995. He also became an import in the Philippine Basketball Association played with the Shell Rimula X in 1992.[citation needed]

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