No. 7 – Schmidt stars in Italy

The countdown is on! We’re offering 84 facts on the ’84 Draft – one every hour — in advance of the June 9 premiere of “The84Draft” on NBA TV.

Oscar Schmidt

Hall of Famer Oscar Schmidt was a scoring superstar in Italy.

Name: Oscar Schmidt

Position: Forward

Vitals: 6-foot-9, 236 pounds

Birthday: Feb. 16, 1958

Country: Brazil

Drafted in 1984: 131st overall (No. 15 in sixth round) by New Jersey Nets

Draft fact: Oscar Schmidt was the 131st pick at the 1984 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets but made his career overseas. He was the leading scorer of Italy’s Lega Basket Serie A seven times. He led Brazil to five consecutive Olympics appearances and posted more than 1,000 points in Olympic competition.

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