|Born||October 27, 1954|
St. Joseph, Michigan
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|High school||St. Joseph (St. Joseph, Michigan)|
|NBA draft||1977 / Round: 6 / Pick: 117th overall|
|Selected by the Indiana Pacers|
|1984–1985||Portland Trail Blazers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Tom Scheffler (born October 27, 1954) is an American former professional basketball player.
Born in St. Joseph, Michigan, Scheffler played collegiately at Purdue University before spending most of his career in Europe playing in Italy, Spain, Greece, Switzerland, and France. His only stint in the NBA was in the 1984–85 season when he played 39 games as a 12th man for Portland.
Scheffler's most notable successes came during his time with ÉB Pau-Orthez in France where his contribution resulted in Orthez winning the French basketball Championship in 1986 and 1987.
Scheffler's younger brother, Steve Scheffler, also starred at Purdue University and played for the Seattle SuperSonics.
In his post-career days, Scheffler settled in Lugano, Switzerland where he runs an English school.
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