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 . [2] [3] 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 . [4] He was team captain at Tennessee during 1948–49, his final season there. [4]

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 .

After his basketball career, Walther worked 32 years for Merrill Lynch in Chicago . [4]

Walther died in Atlanta at the age of 87. [334]