Philadelphia 76ers: 15 greatest draft picks in franchise history

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Drafted in 1962, Chet Walker spent his rookie year on the Syracuse Nationals before relocating with the team to Philadelphia in 1963. Walker spent his first seven seasons with the organization, averaging 16.2 points per game and making three All-Star appearances over that span.

He played a major role in the Sixers’ 1967 championship run, giving Wilt Chamberlain and Luke Jackson a scoring punch on the perimeter. Nicknamed “Chet the Jet”, his quickness allowed him to get to the rim and terrorize opposing defenses in transition.

Walker’s efficiency was also rare for a perimeter player. He shot 48.8 percent from the field during the Sixers’ championship run and finished top-10 in free throw percentage six times over the course of his career.

After departing the Sixers in 1969, Walker spent six years with the Chicago Bulls, making four more All-Star appearances. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2012.