PRO B team Nurnberger BC have brought in lots of experience with Ronald Thompson (208-F/C-81, college: Morehouse) who has played in Uruguay, New Zealand, Finland, Luxemberg, Spain, Germany and Ireland. Thompson is a 31 year old 208cm power forward that is an extraordinary player that has the quality to play on both ends excellent. Very secure ballhandling, very good passer in traffic, can shoot off the dribble, in the turnaround and in catch'n'shoot. Very quick feet, great helpside defender and shot blocker. Extremely quick cutter and has an excellent anticipation on defensiv end. Professional attitude and always loyal to the team and the club. He is the complete player that NBC needs at the big position. Last season, he played for : Bord Gais Neptune Cork (Ireland-SuperLeague, starting five): 17 games: Score-1 (24.4ppg), Reb-2 (13.8rpg), 3.4apg, Steals-2 (3.1spg), Blocks-2 (2.2bpg), FGP: 59.9%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 50.0%. He started his basketball career in 1999 for Clark (NCAA2) where he played until 2001. He then completed his college career at Morehouse (NCAA2) where he played until 2004. In 2004, he started his professional basketball career with
Olimpia (Uruguay) signed in Sept.'04: 21.6 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 67.0% FG, in Dec.'04 moved to Atlanta WBA Stars (SEBL). In 2005-2006, he played for Wellington Saints (New Zealand-NBL): 11 games: 8.2ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.5spg, FGP: 51.3%, FT: 46.2% and then played for T 71 Dudelange (Luxembourg-DBBL): 24 games, 21,9ppg, 7,8rpg, 3,4apg, 2,2spg, 1,3bpg, 69,5%FG, 25,0%3PT, 48,4%FT. In 2007-2008, he played for Mitteldeutscher BC (Germany-ProA, starting five): 29 games: 10.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 62.6%, FT: 43.1%. In 2008-2009, he moved to Spain to AD Molina (Spain-LEB Bronze, starting five): 34 games: 10.4ppg, Reb-4 (8.5rpg), 1.3spg, FGP: 59.7%, FT: 41.7%. In 2009-2010, he played for A.D. Tarragona (Spain-LEB Silver, starting five): 28 games: 15.4ppg, Reb-1 (8.8rpg), 2.4apg, 1.6spg, Blocks-3 (1.2bpg), FGP: 62.1%, FT: 50.0%. In 2010-2011, he played for Leyma Basquet Coruna (Spain-LEB Silver, starting five): 11 games: 10.5ppg, 6.5rpg, FGP: 60.0%, FT: 48.7%; in Dec.'10 moved to Salon Vilpas Vikings (Finland-Korisliiga, starting five): 8 games: 10.1ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 58.6%, FT: 40.6%. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been SIAC Champion -03,04, MVP of SIAC National Championship Game -03, 04, in Black College All-Star game in Atlanta, GA -04, All-Tournament Team at SIAC Championship Tournament -03, 04, Eurobasket.com All-Luxembourg League 2nd Team -06, Eurobasket.com Luxembourg League All-Defensive Team -06, Spanish LEB Bronze Play-Offs Semifinals -09, Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Bronze Honorable Mention -09, Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Bronze All-Imports Team -09, Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver Defensive Player of the Year -10, Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Silver 1st Team -10, Eurobasket.com Spanish LEB Silver All-Imports Team -10, Eurobasket.com All-Irish Superleague 1st Team -12, Eurobasket.com Irish Superleague All-Imports Team -12, Eurobasket.com Irish Superleague All-Defensive Team -12, Irish Superleague South Conference Runner-Up -12, and Irish Superleague Cup Semifinals -12.
Some guys just don't get tired of lacing up the sneakers and competiting on the basketball court even with increasing age being a factor, but Nils Mittmann (201-F/C-79) is one of those guys that will continue to play this season. Mittmann is a 37 year old 201cm forward that will go into his third season with the farm team In his first season with Weissenhorn, he played 25 games averaging 8.8ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.8apg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 75.0%. Last season he improved his stats immensely... [read more]
Some guys just don't get tired of lacing up the sneakers and competiting on the basketball court even with increasing age being a factor, but Nils Mittmann (201-F/C-79) is one of those guys that will continue to play t