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David Thirdkill
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Small forward/shooting guard
Born April 12, 1960 (1960-04-12) (age 49)
St. Louis, Missouri
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
College Southern Idaho,
Draft 15th overall, 1982
Phoenix Suns
Pro career 1982–1996
Former teams Phoenix Suns (1982–83)
Detroit Pistons (1983–85)
Milwaukee Bucks San Antonio Spurs (1985)
Boston Celtics (1985–87)
Tanduay Rhum Masters (1986–87)
Pure Foods Hot Dogs(1988)
Virtus Roma (1989)
Chorale Roanne Basket (1989–90)
Hapoel Tel Aviv (1991–94)
Hapoel Holon (1994–95)
Bnei Herzelia (1995–96)

David Thirdkill (born April 12, 1960 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA) is a retired American basketball player who was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1st round (15th overall) of the 1982 NBA Draft.[1] A 6'7" small forward from the College of Southern Idaho and Bradley University, Thirdkill played in five NBA seasons from 1982-1987. Nicknamed "The Sheriff",[1] he played for the Suns, Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics.

In his NBA career, Thirdkill played in 179 games and scored a total of 510 points. Thirdkill played in a tournament (Open Conference) for the Tanduay team in the Philippine Basketball Association in 1987 and returned for another conference in 1988, this time for the newly-formed Purefoods team. After which he played in Italy for Virtus Roma, in France for Chorale Roanne Basket and most notably in Israel for a spell of five years, finally retiring in 1996.


  1. ^ a b In '80s, Bradley spread the news, July 28, 2002

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