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Oscar Daniel Bezerra Schmidt

A five-time Olympian, and the all-time leading scorer in Olympic history with more than 1,000 points, Oscar Schmidt was always quick on the draw. He never hesitated to get his shot off, and when he was in the gym, he was in range and rarely missed. His greatest successes came in the South American Championships winning three golds and three silvers. The big Brazilian was like a guard in a power forward’s body, and he ran and jumped with equal prowess. His rebounding was overshadowed by his ability to put the ball in the hole. His passing made him a complete player, a Brazilian version of Larry Bird. In 1987 Oscar led Brazil to the gold medal at the Pan-American Games when he scored 46 points against the United States. 

Enshrined

2013

Born

February 16, 1958 Natal, Rio Grande do Notre BR

Professional Career

Barueri Caserta (Italy) Corinithians Flamengo Palmeiras Pavia Sirio Valladolid (Italy)

Career Stats

6' 9" HEIGHT
SG/SF POSITION
8x BRAZILIAN LEAGUE
TOP SCORER
ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER IN
OLYMPIC BASKETBALL
HISTORY
1,000 POINTS SCORED IN
OLYMPIC COMPETITION
3 SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
GOLD MEDALS