Christian Ansgar Welp (born January 2, 1964) 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. After a handful of games with the Warriors, his NBA career ended. 2
In the 1996-97 season he played with the
Greek League club Olympiakos in the Euroleague. In the 1997-98 season he played with the 3 German league club ALBA Berlin. He also played with the 4 Italian league club Viola Reggio Calabria during the 1998-99 season. Welp worked as an assistant coach for the national team of Germany until 2006. 5
Welp was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame in 2001.
Welp retired in
1999, and now lives in Seattle, Washington, U.S.
^ http://www.ibiblio.org/craig/draft/1996_draft/draft/28.html retrieved 9 Jan, 2007.
^ 1990 NBA Transactions, retrieved 9 Jan, 2007.
^ Olympiakos roster 1996-97 @ basket-stats.info, retrieved 9 Jan, 2007.
^ ALBA Berlin roster 1997-98 @ basket-stats.info, retrieved 9 Jan, 2007.
^ Lega A Basket.
^ Welp, Shannon Head List of Husky Hall of Fame Inductees, University of Washington Alumni Magazine.