October 26, 1960 |
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school||Pontiac Central
|NBA draft||1982 / Round: 4 / Pick: 78th overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Pistons|
|Number||33, 2, 31, 23|
|1986||Kansas City Sizzlers|
|1989||Presto Ice Cream Makers|
|1990||Purefoods TJ Hotdogs|
|Career highlights and awards|
|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.
His son, Walker Russell, Jr., played collegiately for Chipola Junior College and Jacksonville State University, and has played professionally in the NBA and the NBA D-League. Both father and son started their NBA career with the Pistons.
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