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Walker D. Russell Sr. (born October 26, 1960) is a retired American professional basketball player. He was a 6'5" 190 lb (86 kg) guard born in Pontiac, Michigan.

Walker Russell
Personal information
Born (1960-10-26) October 26, 1960 (age 57)
Pontiac, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Pontiac Central
(Pontiac, Michigan)
College
NBA draft 1982 / Round: 4 / Pick: 78th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career 1982–1988
Position Shooting guard
Number 33, 2, 31, 23
Career history
19821983 Detroit Pistons
1983–1984 Detroit Spirits
1984 Atlanta Hawks
1985 Detroit Pistons
1985–1986 Detroit Spirits
1986 Kansas City Sizzlers
1986–1987 Indiana Pacers
1987–1988 Savannah Spirits
1988 Detroit Pistons
1989 Presto Ice Cream Makers
1990 Purefoods TJ Hotdogs
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-MAC (1981, 1982)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Russell played collegiately for Oakland Community College, the University of Houston, and Western Michigan University. He was selected with the 9th pick of the fourth round (78th overall) of the 1982 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons. He also played for the Atlanta Hawks and the Indiana Pacers. His stint in the CBA saw him playing for the Detroit Spirits, which later became the Savannah Spirits, and the Kansas City Sizzlers. Russell also took his talents overseas to the Philippine Basketball Association playing for the Presto Ice Cream Makers and the Purefoods TJ Hotdogs.

Since retiring as a player, Russell has served as an assistant coach for the Toronto Raptors and a player scout for the New York Knicks.[1]

His son, Walker Russell, Jr., played collegiately for Chipola Junior College[2] and Jacksonville State University,[1] and has played professionally in the NBA and the NBA D-League.[2] Both father and son started their NBA career with the Pistons.

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