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Chet Walker

Enshrined 2012
Benton Harbor, MI
Born: February 22, 1940

Biography

Chet “The Jet” Walker was a durable and reliable small forward for 13 seasons in the NBA. A product of Benton Harbor, Michigan, Walker earned a basketball scholarship to Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois where he broke records and earned All-America honors as a high-scoring offensive threat. Walker operated best in the open court where his power and speed helped him get to the basket. He excelled at drawing the foul and was automatic from the free throw line. During his career he appeared in over 1,000 contests never missing more than six games in any season. Walker was geared for winning, with teams he played for making the postseason every year he was in the league. The model of consistency, Walker averaged 18.2 points per game during the regular season and postseason for his career. In 1967, Walker teamed with Wilt Chamberlain, Billy Cunningham, and Hal Greer on the great Philadelphia 76ers team that won the NBA title. The seven-time NBA All Star never ran short of playing a stellar game, always consistent and committed.

Career Highlights

Seven-time NBA All Star, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974
NBA All-Rookie Team, 1963
Consensus First Team All-America, 1962
NBA Championship with the Philadelphia 76ers, 1967