Recently Dru Joyce was celebrating St Marys style with 2012 NBA champion LeBron James and now has reason to do so again after getting a new job in the Beko BBL with 2009 German champion the EWE Baskets Oldenburg inking for two years. After one year in Poland in 2009-2010, he will play a fifth year in Germany after two years playing for Mike Taylor in Ulm and the last two years playing for Henrik Rodl in Trier. Joyce is a 27 yera old 183cm American from Ohio that is a typical floor general who supplies leadership, court vision and points when needed. Last season for TBB Trier, he played 34 games: 11.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 40.6%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 69.2%. "Dru is a classic point guard. He has shown in the past in Ulm and Trier that he can make his team better. I am happy that we have gotten a real point guard. He has big goals and it will be his job to fulfill them", stressed EWE Baskets Oldenburg head coach Sebastian Machowski (agency: Limelight Hoops )
Joyce started his basketball career at St Marys in Ohio where he played together with NBA superstar Lebron James and new Israel star Romeo Travis (200-PF-84, college: Akron). He then played at Akron (NCAA) from 2003-2007 and in his senior year played 33 games: 10.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 4.3apg, FGP: 41.3%, 3Pts: 39.6%, FT: 65.6%. He played a total of 133 NCAA games. He started his professional basketball career in 2007-2008 playing for ratiopharm Ulm (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 34 games: 9.5ppg, 2.0rpg, Assists-2 (4.4apg), 2FGP: 48.5%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 72.8%. In his second season under the wing of Mike Taylor (agency: Pro One Sports ), he played 34 games: 10.1ppg, 1.8rpg, Assists-2 (4.5apg), FGP: 42.8%, 3PT: 34.8%, FT: 73.0%. In 2009-2010, he played for Energa Czarni Slupsk (Poland-PLK, starting five): 6 games: 4.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.0apg; in Nov.'09 moved to Anwil Wloclawek (Poland-PLK): 27 games: 7.5ppg, 1.6rpg, 3.4apg, FGP: 41.0%, 3PT: 39.1%, FT: 75.9%. In 2010-2011, he played for TBB Trier (Germany-1.Bundesliga) 35 games: 12.9ppg, 3.1rpg, Assists-3 (5.5apg), FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 74.4%. "I am looking forward to Oldenburg. The arena and fans create a great atmopshere and it is fun to play there. I can hardly wait to get to know my teammates and everyone associated with the club and then to go after our goals", added Dru Joyce (183-PG-85, college: Akron). Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been Member of the three-time state and national champion St. Vincent-St. Mary HS team HS All-state selection -03, MAC East Division Regular Season Runner-Up -06, MAC Tournament Semifinals -06, All-MAC Honorable Mention -06, All-MAC 2nd Team -07 MAC East Division Regular Season Champion -07, MAC Tournament Finalist -07, Polish League All-Star Game -10, Polish League Finalist -10, and Polish League Regular Season Runner-Up -10
Bremerhaven head coach Sebastian Machowski has added Harper Kamp (203-F/C-88, college: California) to his squad for the upcoming Bundesliga season. Kamp joins the Eisbaeren team from fellow BBL side BG Goettingen, where he spent the past three years. He closed out the 2015-16 season with team-leading figures in points per game (15.2) and reached double digits in the point column in all but the last four games of the year, while earning Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mentio... [read more]
Bremerhaven head coach Sebastian Machowski has added Harper Kamp (203-F/C-88, college: California) to his squad for the upcoming Bundesliga season. Kamp joins the Eisbaeren team from fellow BBL side BG Goettingen, where he spent the past three years. He closed out the 2015-16 season with team-leading figures in points per game (15.2) and reached double digits in the point column in all but the last four games of the year, while earning Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention status.
Tomas Grepl will be taking over as head coach of Regionalliga side BSW Sixers and director of the Mitteldeutscher BC youth program. The two clubs are partnering in the development of young players. The 39-year-old last served as assistant coach at USK Praha in his native Czech Republic and as assistant of the Czech under-18 national team. During his playing career, Grepl spent four year at MBC (2004-2008) and had his jersey number 14 retired by the club. In 2007-08, his last season with...