Todd Samuel Lichti (born January 8, 1967) is a retired American professional basketball player. At 6'4" (1.93 m) and 205 lb (93 kg) he played at guard. He was selected with 15th pick in the 1989 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets where he stayed for 4 years. He also had short spells with Orlando Magic, Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics before moving to Australia to play for the Perth Wildcats.
Todd Lichti, 11 February 2007
|Born||January 8, 1967|
Walnut Creek, California
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Mount Diablo (Concord, California)|
|NBA draft||1989 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall|
|Selected by the Denver Nuggets|
|Number||21, 24, 22, 30|
|1994||Golden State Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
In four seasons with Stanford Lichti averaged 18.8 points per game, 5.3 rebounds per game and 2.5 assists per game, appearing in 124 games. At graduation Lichti was Stanford's all-time leading scorer with 2,336 points, a record broken by Chasson Randle on March 31, 2015.
Lichti started his professional career when he was drafted via the 15th overall pick by the Denver Nuggets in the 1989 NBA Draft. With the Nuggets, he performed well in his first season (8 points per game), and continued to improve in his second season (14 points per game), before knee injuries limited him to 29 of 82 contests. Various injuries (including being involved in a serious car accident, which killed his fiancée, Kirstin Gravrock of Bellevue, Washington) further kept him from playing at a competitive level. Lichti stayed on in Denver for two more seasons until August 19, 1993, when he was traded to the Orlando Magic for Brian Williams. He played a combined 13 games with three different teams before being waived by the Golden State Warriors in 1993-94, his final NBA season.
His last appearance was in the Australian National Basketball League with the Perth Wildcats. Lichti's recruitment was in part due to his association with native Perth player Andrew Vlahov, with whom he was teammates at Stanford. Lichti played 82 games over four seasons for the Wildcats from 1996–99, and averaged impressive NBL career stats of 16.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals per game.
- "Todd Lichti Stats". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
- "Todd Lichti follows fall of Stanford record from Down Under". San Jose Mercury News. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
- "Chasson Randle sets Stanford scoring record". Stanford University. 1 April 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
- "What the Hell Happened to...Todd Lichti?". Celticslife.com. 7 November 2010. Retrieved 4 April 2015.
- "Player statistics for Todd Lichti". Foxsportspulse.com. Retrieved 4 April 2015.