NBA Draft 2003
NBA Draft 2003 Home
Draft Bios Home
Full Name: Szymon Szewczyk
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-10 (2.08 m)/ 242 (110 kg)
Birthdate: December 21, 1982 (Szczecin, Poland)
Team: Braunschweig (Germany)

Selected in the second round (35th overall) by the Milwaukee Bucks

Szczecin (Poland)
Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 5-for-26 (.192); 2000-01, 14-for-29 (.483). Totals: 19-for-55 (.345).

Braunschweig (Germany)
Three-point field goals: 22-for-55 (.400).

An early entry candidate for the 2003 NBA Draft. After he played two successful seasons in his native Poland, he was evaluated by several top teams in Europe before signing with Braunschweig of Germany’s top division (Bundesliga I) for the 2002-03 season. Many consider him the best prospect from Poland in his age group.

Career Notes: Now a member of the Polish National Team after previously having been a member of the Polish Junior National Team and the Polish Under-20 National Team.

(2002-03): Delivered a very solid performance in his first season in Germany. Averaged 12.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.07 blocked shots (4th in league). Erupted for 27 points (8-for-12 shooting from two-point range) and added seven rebounds vs. Trier. Posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds vs. Cologne. Scored 14 points and added five rebounds, four steals and three blocked shots in a win over Oliver Wurzburg.

(2000-01): Improved his numbers across the board in his second season with Szczecin. Averaged 14.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and showed a three-point touch with 14 three-pointers (48.3%).

(1999-00): In his first full season with Szczecin, averaged 13.1 points and 5.0 rebounds.

Strengths: Owns a nice shooting touch and prefers to shoot facing the basket. He is an athletic rebounder who has continued to gain weight and strength.

Personal: His father Miroslaw was a professional basketball player for more than 20 years with Szczecin in Poland where Szymon was born.