Dale Schlueter
Center #54
6-10, 230
Born: November 12, 1945
Colorado State '67

Three Seasons- 1970-71, 1971-72, 1977-78

Alumni Profiles

'70-'71 Season

Rick Adelman
Jim Barnett
LeRoy Ellis
Claude English
Walt Gilmore
Gary Gregor
Shaler Halimon
Ron Knight
Ed Manning
Stan McKenzie
Dorie Murrey
Dale Schlueter
Geoff Petrie
Dale Schlueter
Bill Stricker
How Acquired --- (1) Selected in 1970 NBA Expansion Draft from San Francisco; (2) Traded 7/15/77 by Phoenix to Portland for 1978 4th round draft choice (Wayne Smith).

Departed --- (1) Traded 10/2/72 to Philadelphia for Dave Wohl; (2) Retired 4/24/78.

As a Trail Blazer --- One of the original Trail Blazers . . . Played backup center to LeRoy Ellis during the inagural season then took over as starter for most of 1971-72 . . . Averaged 8.2 points and 7.9 rebounds and led the 1970-71 team in field goal shooting, making 48.8% of his shots . . . He improved to 11.7 ppg, 10.6 rpg and 52.5% shooting his second year with Portland, all three marks being season bests during his 10 years in the league . . . Scored in double-digits in 50 of 81 games in during 1971-72 and tallied 20 or more points six times . . . His career high scoring night came 12/71/71 at Philadelphia when he netted 26 points . . .He recorded four 20-plus rebounding games in the two seasons, including a career best 21 at Cincinnati 1/6/71 . . . Put together two triple-doubles as a Blazer---getting 20 points, 19 rebounds and 10 assists against the Lakers 12/14/71 and 16 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists vs. Baltimore 1/11/72 . . . The 10 assists he dished out were both career highs . . . Had a hot 30-game stretch in middle of the second season when he averaged 13.0 points and 13.2 rebounds and shot 54% from the floor . . . After an absence of five years, returned to the Blazers roster at the start of the 1977-78 season but spent the first 72 games on the injured list before returning to action 3/24.

Stats as a Trail Blazer
Games-Starts 171-81
Scoring Avg 9.5
Rebounding Avg 8.8
Assists Avg 3.0
Minutes per Game 27.0
FG% 50.7%
FT% 69.7%


Blazers Career Highs
Points 26- 12/17/71 v. Philadelphia
Field Goals 10- 12/14/71 v. L.A. Lakers
Free Throws 12- 12/17/71 v. Philedelphia
Rebounds 21- 1/6/71 at Cincinnati
Assists 10 (2)- 12/14/71 v. L.A. Lakers; 1/11/72 v. Baltimore
Minutes 47 (2)- 1/6/71 at Cincinnati; 12/7/71 at Detroit