Lichti started his professional career when he was made the 15th overall pick by the Denver Nuggets in the 1989 NBA Draft. He left Stanford University after a four year college career as their all-time leading scorer. With the Nuggets, he performed well in his first season (8 points per game), and continued to improve in his second season (14 points per game), before knee injuries limited him to 29 of 82 contests. Various injuries (including being involved in a serious car accident, which killed his fiancée) further kept him from playing at a competitive level. Lichti stayed on in Denver for two more seasons until August 19, 1993, when he was traded to the Orlando Magic for Brian Williams. He played a combined 13 games with three different teams before being waived by the Golden State Warriors in 1993-94, his final NBA season.
His last appearance was in the Australian National Basketball League with the Perth Wildcats in 1998. Lichti's recruitment was in part due to his association with native Perth player Andrew Vlahov, with whom he was teammates at Stanford.
- NBA stats @ basketballreference.com
- Todd Lichti: A career of broken dreams @ paloaltoonline.com, published March 11, 1994
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