Tom Scheffler

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Tom Scheffler
Personal information
Born (1954-10-27) October 27, 1954 (age 68)
St. Joseph, Michigan
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school St. Joseph (St. Joseph, Michigan)
College Purdue (1973–1977)
NBA draft 1977 / Round: 6 / Pick: 117th overall
Selected by the Indiana Pacers
Playing career1977–1991
Position Center
Career history
1977–1979 Scavolini Pesaro
1979–1981 Liberti Treviso
1982–1983 Lugano Tigers
1983–1984 Le Mans
1984–1985 Portland Trail Blazers
1985–1986Lugano Tigers
1986 Aris
1986–1988 Pau-Orthez
1988 Snaidero Caserta
1988–1990 Gran Canaria
Career highlights and awards
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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. [1]

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. [2]

Scheffler's younger brother, Steve Scheffler, also starred at Purdue University and played for the Seattle SuperSonics. [3]

Post career

In his post-career days, Scheffler settled in Lugano, Switzerland where he runs an English school. [4]

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  1. Tom Scheffler page accessed June 21st, 2007
  2. Tom Scheffler in ÉB Pau-Orthez history page accessed June 21st, 2007
  3. Steve Scheffler NBA bio Archived 2008-01-23 at the Wayback Machine page accessed June 21st, 2007
  4. Tom Scheffler in the Worldwide Classroom directory page accessed August 16th, 2007