Walter Palmer

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Walter Palmer

Walter Palmer
Position: Center
Height: 7'1"
Weight: 215
Nationality: American
Born: 10/23/68
Birthplace: Ithaca, NY
Draft: 2nd Round
Drafted By: Utah Jazz
College: Dartmouth College
NBA Career: 1990-1993
Mavs Tenure: 1992-1993

Walter Palmer (born October 23, 1968 in Ithaca, New York) was signed by the Dallas Mavericks as a free agent on October 7, 1992.

Palmer played collegiately at Dartmouth College where he saw his numbers rise all four years, His scoring average went from 2.4 points per game as a freshman to 16.6 ppg as a senior. Simultaneously his rebounding average rose from 1.9 to 6.5. He was drafted in the second round of the 1990 NBA draft by the Utah Jazz.

He appeared in 28 games for the Jazz his rookie season averaging a point-and-a-half per game. He did not play in the NBA the following year but signed with the Mavericks during training camp in 1992. In his time with Dallas, he saw action in 20 games averaging three points and just over two rebounds per game. The Mavericks waived Palmer in January of that same season but the end of his NBA career allowed him to pursue much more lucrative opportunities overseas.

For the next 11 seasons, Palmer played in Italy, Spain, France and Germany, where he still lives today. He is currently the General Secretary of UBE, a labor organization that has eight European Basketball players unions (Italy, Spain, Greece, Germany France, Belgium, Israel and Russia) as members.