Szymon Szewczyk

Szymon Szewczyk (born December 21, 1982) is a Polish professional basketball player for Anwil Włocławek of the Tauron Basket Liga (PLK). Standing at 6'10, he plays both the power forward / center positions.

Szymon Szewczyk
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Szymon Szewczyk 2014
No. 33 – Anwil Włocławek
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueTauron Basket Liga
Personal information
Born (1982-12-21) December 21, 1982 (age 37)
Szczecin, Poland
NationalityPolish
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35th overall
Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks
Playing career1999–present
Career history
1999–2001SKK Szczecin
2001–2002Polpharma Starogard Gdański
2002–2003TXU Energie Braunschweig
2003–2005Alba Berlin
2005–2006Union Olimpija
2006–2007Scafati
2007–2009Lokomotiv Rostov
2009–2011Air Avellino
2011–2013Reyer Venezia
2014Virtus Roma
2014–2015AZS Koszalin
2015–2016Zielona Góra
2016–2017Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski
2017–presentAnwil Włocławek
Career highlights and awards

Early lifeEdit

Born in Szczecin, Szewczyk grew up with PKK Szczecin's youth teams. He has been a member of the Polish Junior National Team, the Polish Under-20 National Team and the Polish “B” National Team. He currently is a member of the Polish National Team.

Basketball careerEdit

After playing two successful seasons in his native Poland, Szewczyk was evaluated by several top teams in Europe before signing with Braunschweig of Germany’s top division (Bundesliga I) for the 2002-03 season. Many considered him at the time as the best prospect from Poland in his age group.

HighlightsEdit

NBAEdit

On June 26, 2003, Szewczyk was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 35th pick of the 2003 NBA draft.[2] On 2009, he joined the Bucks for the Las Vegas Summer League.

On July 11, 2013, the Oklahoma City Thunder acquired Szewczyk's rights in a three team deal with Milwaukee and the Minnesota Timberwolves.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

His father Miroslaw Szewczyk was a professional basketball player for more than 20 years in Szczecin.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Stal Ostrow signs Szymon Szewczyk". Eurobasket.com. September 23, 2016. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  2. ^ "NBA Draft history: 2003 Draft". NBA.com. February 27, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2016.
  3. ^ "Thunder Acquires Trade Exception". NBA.com. July 11, 2013. Retrieved October 1, 2016.

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