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Christian Welp
Position Center
Height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Born January 2, 1964 (1964-01-02) (age 46)
Delmenhorst, West Germany
Nationality German
High school Olympic, Silverdale, Washington, U.S.
College University of Washington
Draft 16th overall, 1987
Philadelphia 76ers
Pro career 1987–1999
Former teams Philadelphia 76ers (1987–89)
San Antonio Spurs (1989–1990)
Golden State Warriors (1990)
Bayer Giants Leverkusen (1991–1996)
Olympiakos (1996–1997)
ALBA Berlin (1997–1998)
Viola Reggio Calabria (1998–1999)
Awards 1984 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year
1993 European Championship MVP
Medal record
Competitor for  Germany
European Championships
Gold 1993 Germany National team

Christian Ansgar Welp (born January 2, 1964 in Delmenhorst, West Germany) is a retired German professional basketball player. Welp, a 213 cm (7' 0"), 111 kg (245 lb.) center, became the leading scorer in Washington Huskies history as a college basketball player. He also played in the NBA.



Welp was selected 16th overall in the National Basketball Association's (NBA) 1987 Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers and he played three seasons in the NBA. He was traded by the 76ers, along with Maurice Cheeks and David Wingate to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for Johnny Dawkins and Jay Vincent, during the off-season of 1989.[1]

He was used sparingly by the Spurs before being traded to the Golden State Warriors in exchange for Uwe Blab (another German-born NBA center) at the trade deadline during the 1989-90 NBA season.[2] After a handful of games with the Warriors, his NBA career ended.


In the 1996-97 season he played with the Greek League club Olympiakos in the Euroleague.[3] In the 1997-98 season he played with the German league club ALBA Berlin.[4] He also played with the Italian league club Viola Reggio Calabria during the 1998-99 season.[5]


Welp was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame in 2001.[6]


Welp retired in 1999, and now lives in Seattle, Washington, U.S..


  1. ^ retrieved 9 Jan, 2007.
  2. ^ 1990 NBA Transactions, retrieved 9 Jan, 2007.
  3. ^ Olympiakos roster 1996-97 @, retrieved 9 Jan, 2007.
  4. ^ ALBA Berlin roster 1997-98 @, retrieved 9 Jan, 2007.
  5. ^ Lega A Basket.
  6. ^ Welp, Shannon Head List of Husky Hall of Fame Inductees, University of Washington Alumni Magazine.

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