|Born||March 23, 1927|
|Died||December 21, 2014 (aged 87)|
|Listed height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Listed weight||160 lb (73 kg)|
|High school||Covington Catholic|
(Park Hills, Kentucky)
|NBA draft||1949 / Round: -- / Pick: --|
|Selected by the Minneapolis Lakers|
|Position||Guard / Small forward|
|1954–1955||Fort Wayne Pistons|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||2,838 (7.7 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,168 (3.7 rpg)|
|Assists||974 (2.6 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Paul P. Walther (March 23, 1927 – December 21, 2014) was an American basketball player.
Walther was a native of Covington, Kentucky and a graduate of Covington Catholic High School. He was a 6'2" guard/forward at the University of Tennessee, where he was coached by Emmett Lowery. His playing career was split by World War II, when he served in the United States Navy. He was team captain at Tennessee during 1948–49, his final season there.
Walther played six seasons (1949–1955) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Minneapolis Lakers, Indianapolis Olympians, Philadelphia Warriors, and Fort Wayne Pistons. He averaged 7.7 points per game in his career and appeared in the 1952 NBA All-Star Game.
NBA career statistics
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|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
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- "Paul Walther". draftexpress.com. Retrieved March 4, 2015.
- "Former player Paul Walther dies at 87". ESPN. Associated Press. December 23, 2014. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
- "Paul Walther". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved December 20, 2009.
- "Paul Walther, basketball All-American for UT, dies at 87". Knox News.com. Retrieved December 23, 2014.
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