Chet Walker Basketball Small forward

Chester "Chet" Walker (born February 22, 1940, Benton Harbor, Michigan) is a former pro basketball player. Walker played high school basketball for the Benton Harbor High School boys basketball team. He graduated from Bradley University in 1962 as the school's all-time leading scorer. The Bradley Braves won the NIT Championship in 1957 and 1960. Walker's speed and agility on the court earned him the nickname "Chet the Jet." He probably is best remembered as a starting forward on the 1966–67 Philadelphia 76ers team, which some consider the best NBA team of all time. Walker was drafted by the Syracuse Nationals and was named to the NBA's first All-Rookie Team in 1963. He followed the team to Philadelphia after his rookie season. A seven-time participant in the NBA All-Star Game, Walker averaged over 19 points and eight rebounds a game for the '66–67 76ers, who won 68 games and lost just 13—the best record in NBA history at the time. That Alex Hannum-coached squad, which also featured center Wilt Chamberlain, guards Hal Greer and Wali Jones, and sixth man Billy Cunningham, ended the eight-year championship run of the Boston Celtics.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 22nd, 1940
Place of birth
Benton Harbor
Nationality
United States of America
Ethnicity
African American
Places lived
Benton Harbor , Michigan
pop. 10,020 (2013)

Education

1. Bradley University Colleges/University

Bradley University, founded in 1897, is a private, co-educational university located in Peoria, Illinois. It is a small institution with an enrollment of approximately 6,100 undergraduate and postgraduate students and a full-time faculty of approximately 350.

Institution info

Type Mixed-sex education
Endowment
2013. 272 mil. $
2010. 202 mil. $
Institution colors
Founded
1897
Headquarters
1501 W Bradley Ave, 61625 - Peoria, Illinois
Undergraduates
2012. 4,879
2010. 5,067
2009. 5,061
Postgraduates
2012. 579
2010. 746
Acceptance rate
2013. 67.0 %
2012. 63.3 %
2010. 70.0 %
Local tuition
2014. 30.5 K $
2010. 25.2 K $
Official web page www.bradley.edu
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender
Notable alumni by party membership

People attended Bradley University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1983., Basketball Small forward
b. 1935., Astronaut
b. 1936., Military Person
b. 1945., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1937., Organization leader
b. 1945., Politician
b. 1937., American Football Player
b. 1943., Baseball Pitcher

Teams played 1

Philadelphia 76ers Basketball

From To Position
1962 1969 Small forward

The Philadelphia 76ers (often referred to as the Sixers) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They play in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Originally known as the Syracuse Nationals, they are one of the oldest franchises in the NBA. After their move to Philadelphia, a contest was held to decide on their new name. The winning name, chosen by Walter Stalberg, was the "76ers", as a "tribute to the gallant men who forged this country's independence" in 1776. The 76ers have had a rich history, with many of the greatest players in NBA history having played for the organization, including Wilt Chamberlain, Julius Erving, Moses Malone, Charles Barkley, and Allen Iverson. They have won three NBA championships, with their first coming as the Syracuse Nationals in 1955. The second title came in the 1966–67 season, a team which was led by Chamberlain. The third title came in the 1982–83 season, won by a team led by Erving and Malone. They have only been back to the Finals once since then, during the 2001 campaign, led by Iverson, only to lose to the Los Angeles Lakers, 4–1.

Championships won

Championship Year Runner-up Result
1966–67 NBA season 1967
1954–55 NBA season 1955

General club info

Club founded 1946
Leagues
National Basketball Association
Stadiums
Wells Fargo Center
1996 -
Spectrum
1967 - 1996
Palestra
1963 - 1967
Philadelphia Arena
1963 - 1967

Coaches

Coach From To
Brett Brown 2013

Social media

Official website

www.nba.com

Wikipedia article

Teammates partial list

1965 - 1972 - Small forward
1948 - 1964 - Center
1958 - 1973 - Point guard
1965 - 1968 - Center

Basketball statistics 13

Seasson Team G AST Avg. AST Avg. BLK Avg. PF Avg. PTS Avg. REB Avg. STL Avg. TO BLK DREB FG % FGA FGM FT % FTA FTM OREB PF PTS REB STL 3FGA 3FGM TO 3P %
1962–63 NBA season Syracuse Nationals 78 83 1.1 2.8 12.3 7.2 0.469 751 352 0.699 362 253 220 957 561
1963–64 NBA season Philadelphia 76ers 76 124 1.6 3.1 17.3 10.3 0.44 1118 492 0.711 464 330 232 1314 784
1964–65 NBA season Philadelphia 76ers 79 132 1.7 2.5 13.2 6.7 0.403 936 377 0.742 388 288 200 1042 528
1965–66 NBA season Philadelphia 76ers 80 201 2.5 3.0 15.3 8.0 0.451 982 443 0.716 468 335 238 1221 636
1966–67 NBA season Philadelphia 76ers 81 188 2.3 2.9 19.3 8.1 0.488 1150 561 0.766 581 445 232 1567 660
1967–68 NBA season Philadelphia 76ers 82 157 1.9 3.1 17.9 7.4 0.46 1172 539 0.726 533 387 252 1465 607 0
1968–69 NBA season Philadelphia 76ers 82 144 1.8 3.0 18.0 7.8 0.484 1145 554 0.804 459 369 244 1477 640 0 0 0
1969–70 NBA season Chicago Bulls 78 192 2.5 2.6 21.5 7.7 0.477 1249 596 0.85 568 483 203 1675 604 0 0 0
1970–71 NBA season Chicago Bulls 81 179 2.2 2.3 22.0 7.3 0.465 1398 650 0.859 559 480 187 1780 588 0 0 0
1971–72 NBA season Chicago Bulls 78 178 2.3 2.2 22.0 6.1 0.505 1225 619 0.847 568 481 171 1719 473 0 0 0
1972–73 NBA season Chicago Bulls 79 179 2.3 2.1 19.9 5.0 0 0.478 1248 597 0.832 452 376 166 1570 395 0 0 0 0
1973–74 NBA season Chicago Bulls 82 200 2.4 0.0 2.5 19.3 5.0 0.8 4 275 0.486 1178 572 0.875 502 439 131 201 1583 406 68 0 0 0
1974–75 NBA season Chicago Bulls 76 169 2.2 0.1 2.4 19.2 5.7 0.6 6 318 0.487 1076 524 0.86 480 413 114 181 1461 432 49 0 0 0

Abbrevations

G Games, AST Assists, BLK Blocks, DREB Defensive Rebounds, FG % Field Goal Percentage, FGA Field Goal Attempts, FGM Field goals made, FT % Free throws percentage, FTA Free throws attempted , FTM Free throws made, OREB Offensive Rebounds, PF Personal Fouls, PTS Points, REB Rebounds, STL Steals, 3FGA three-point field goals attempted, 3FGM three-point field goals made, TO turnovers, 3P % 3-Point Field Goal Percentage

Written work

1.Long time coming

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1995. at New York City

Awards won

1963 NBA All-Rookie Team

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with

Wikipedia

Check Chet Walker on wikipedia.

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