Paul P. Walther (March 23, 1927 – December 21, 2014) was an American basketball player.
Walther was a native of Covington, Kentucky and a graduate of Covington Catholic High School .   He was a 6'2" guard / forward at the University of Tennessee , where he was coached by Emmett Lowery. His playing career was split by World War II, when he served in the United States Navy .  He was team captain at Tennessee during 1948–49, his final season there. 
Walther played six seasons (1949–1955) in the National Basketball Association as a member of the Minneapolis Lakers , Indianapolis Olympians , Philadelphia Warriors , and Fort Wayne Pistons . He averaged 7.7 points per game in his career and appeared in the 1952 NBA All-Star Game .