ratiopharm Ulm made 24-of-30 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. New Yorker Phantoms were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American center John Bryant (208-87, college: Santa Clara) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). International Daniel Theis (203-92) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Five ratiopharm Ulm players scored in double figures. American guard Casey Mitchell (193-88, college: W.Virginia) answered with 21 points and Cameroonian forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware) added 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for New Yorker Phantoms.
Oliver Baskets were trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 25-17 charge of BBC Bayreuth, which allowed them to win the game. BBC Bayreuth outrebounded s Oliver Baskets 33-22 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. s Oliver Baskets were plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. American-Jamaican point guard Bryan Bailey (185-80, college: Bucknell) fired 19 points for the winners. American forward Jason Cain (208-85, college: Virginia) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Four BBC Bayreuth players scored in double figures. American power forward Jason Boone (198-85, college: New York U.) produced 17 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and the other American import forward Dwayne Anderson (198-86, college: Villanova) added 8 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side.
The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 77-66. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Barry Stewart (191-88, college: Mississippi St.) fired 15 points for the winners. Swingman Brian Harper (206-85, college: Paine, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four TBB Trier players scored in double figures. TBB Trier's coach Henrik Roedl used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. point guard Joshua Young (185-88, college: Drake, agency: Pro One Sports) produced 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Reggie Redding (196-88, college: Villanova) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Deutsche Bank Skyliners was better in fourth quarter 21-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. EnBW Ludwigsburg dominated on the defensive end, holding Deutsche Bank Skyliners to just 7 points in second quarter. EnBW Ludwigsburg had a 27-13 advantage in offensive rebounds. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Kammron Taylor (188-84, college: Wisconsin, agency: Edge Sports) fired 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners (made all of his seven free throws). Power forward John Turek (206-83, college: Nebraska) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. EnBW Ludwigsburg's coach Steven Key used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Guard Quantez Robertson (189-84, college: Auburn) produced 16 points and 5 steals and swingman Dion Dowell (200-85, college: Houston) added 8 points respectively for lost side.
The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 12-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-61. American point guard Dru Joyce (183-85, college: Akron) stepped up and scored 11 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and his fellow American import guard Rickey Paulding (196-82, college: Missouri, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. Five EWE Baskets players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Chevon Troutman (202-81, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 14 points and American-Bulgarian center Jared Homan (206-83, college: Iowa St.) scored 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks.
ALBA Berlin led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Artland Dragons' 36 and made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. ALBA Berlin forced 20 Artland Dragons turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Artland Dragons helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard DaShaun Wood (185-85, college: Wright St.) fired 13 points and 4 assists for the winners. Bosnian forward Nihad Djedovic (198-90, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 16 points. Four ALBA Berlin players scored in double figures. American guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington) produced 12 points and naturalized American forward Sergio Kerusch (195-89, college: W.Kentucky) added 13 points respectively for lost side.
The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Mitteldeutscher BC won third quarter 20-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Kyle Weems (198-89, college: Missouri St.) fired 20 points for the winners. His fellow American import point guard Jared Jordan (188-84, college: Marist) chipped in 10 points and 8 assists. Power forward Steve Wachalski (202-83) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and American forward Kelly Beidler (199-88, college: Mt.St.Mary's) added 11 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side.
American guard Ryan Brooks (193-88, college: Temple, agency: Pro One Sports) fired 25 points for the winners. Austrian power forward Benjamin Ortner (206-83, college: Metro St.) chipped in 9 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks. Four LTi 46ers players scored in double figures. American forward Larry Gordon (196-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import guard Davin White (186-81, college: CS Northridge) added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Top scorers: Phoenix Hagen: L.Gordon 20+12reb+1ast, D.Bell 12+2reb+3ast, D.White 11+7reb+4ast, A.Lodwick 8+9reb+1ast, A.Hess 6+2reb, D.Gregory 5+5reb LTi 46ers: R.Brooks 25+3reb, L.Prowell 16+7reb+1ast, D.Harris 13+9ast, J.Baxter 10+5reb+3ast, B.Ortner 9+15reb+2ast, J.Weiser 0
The game was mostly controlled by Brose Baskets. Eisbaeren Bremerhaven was better in third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Brose Baskets had a 29-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. They brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. The former international center Maik Zirbes (208-90) nailed 22 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winning side and Slovenian forward Bostjan Nachbar (207-80) accounted for 17 points and 6 rebounds. American point guard Stanley Burrell (190-84) came up with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international Philip Zwiener (201-85) added 11 points and 4 assists respectively for Eisbaeren Bremerhaven in the defeat.
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s.Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg (BBL) signed American guard Marqueze Coleman (193-86kg). He just graduated from Nevada (NCAA). Coleman has played there for the last four years. In 33 games he had 14.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.2apg and 1.2spg last season. Coleman helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to All-MWC 2nd Team and NABC All-District 17 2nd Team. As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro. s.Oliver Baskets... [read more]
s.Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg (BBL) signed American guard Marqueze Coleman (193-86kg). He just graduated from Nevada (NCAA). Coleman has played there for the last four years. In 33 games he had 14.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.2apg and 1.2spg last season. Coleman helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to All-MWC 2nd Team and NABC All-District 17 2nd Team. As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.
Dragons Rhoendorf (ProB) confirmed in their roster 21-year old power forward Thomas Michel (200-90kg-95). He played there last season. In 15 ProA games he had 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Michel also spent pre-season at Telekom Baskets (BBL) that year. Michel was also voted Eurobasket.com Regionalliga West All-Domestic Players Team in 2016. His team made it to the German Bundesliga Cup Final Four in 2015. Dragons Rhoendorf ro... [read more]
Dragons Rhoendorf (ProB) confirmed in their roster 21-year old power forward Thomas Michel (200-90kg-95). He played there last season. In 15 ProA games he had 3.0ppg and 1.7rpg. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Michel also spent pre-season at Telekom Baskets (BBL) that year. Michel was also voted Eurobasket.com Regionalliga West All-Domestic Players Team in 2016. His team made it to the German Bundesliga Cup Final Four in 2015.
Yannick Anzuluni(204-F-87, college: Houghton) is a 28 year old 205cm forward from Ottawa, Canada that also has the Congo citizenship. He signed back in Germany with BBL team Phoenix Hagen and recently finished his sixth professional season with Umea BSKT (Sweden-Basketligan) playing 32 games: Score-5 (17.5ppg), Reb-4 (8.6rpg), 2.3apg, Steals-1 (2.4spg), 1.0bpg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 38.0%, FT: 84.5%. He played at Houghton (NAIA) from 2006-2010. He played his first two seasons as a professional... [read more]
Yannick Anzuluni (204-F-87, college: Houghton) is a 28 year old 205cm forward from Ottawa, Canada that also has the Congo citizenship. He signed back in Germany with BBL team Phoenix Hagen and recently finished his sixth professional season with Umea BSKT (Sweden-Basketligan) playing 32 games: Score-5 (17.5ppg), Reb-4 (8.6rpg), 2.3apg, Steals-1 (2.4spg), 1.0bpg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 38.0%, FT: 84.5%. He played at Houghton (NAIA) from 2006-2010. He played his first two seasons as a professional with Quebec Kebs (Canada-PBL). In the 2012-2013 season he played for the Solarto Eagles Magdeburg (Germany-Regionalliga)21 games: 17.5ppg, 11.0rpg, 4.2apg, 3.0spg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 50.2%, 3Pts: 27.4%, FT: 80.2%. In the 2013-2014 season he played for Pyrinto Tampere (Finland-Korisliiga): 1 game: 15pts, 5reb, 1ast, 5steals; Baltic League: 20 games: 8.0ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 57.6%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 63.2%, played mostly at Pyrinto Tampere II (Finland-1st Division): 28 games: Score-1 (24.4ppg), Reb-3 (13.9rpg), Assists-5 (3.4apg), Steals-1 (2.6spg), FGP: 54.1%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 80.9%. Two seasons ago he played with the Rostock Seawolves playing 32 games: Score-3 (21.0ppg), 8.1rpg, 4.2apg, Steals-1 (3.2spg), FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 31.2%, FT: 80.0%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball.
Yannick thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Where are you at the moment and how has your summer been? Hey Miles I'm doing well thank you, I am currently in Toronto,Canada and my summer has been great catching up with family and just training every day and enjoying the Euros.
Your back in Germany. Congrats on signing with Beko BBL team Phoenix Hagen. You played two seasons in Canada, one in Finland, one in Sweden and two in Germany. You will be starting your third season in Germany. Do you see Germany as slowly becoming a second home for you? I think its a little more than a second home now, I'm living there every other year so if Canada is 1A then Germany is 1B.
After playing in lower leagues your whole professional career, you now have made the jump to the Beko BBL. I am sure that making the choice was an easy one as who wouldn't take this opportunity. What sold you best on joining Phoenix Hagen?
Yeh it was a very easy choice but I heard so many great things about Phoenix Hagen from one of my former assistant coaches who grew up in Hagen and some of the current players in the BBL like Jermaine Anderson.
Have you had any talks with head coach Ingo Freyer? If yes did you notice that you both speak the same basketball language?
No I have not had the chance to personally speak with coach Freyer yet but from what I have heard from the people who know him and spoke to him him and I definitely have similar basketball minds and speak the same basketball language.
You paid your dues for 6 years playing in lower leagues. How excited are to be able to play against the best in the Beko BBL?
I have never been so excited to start a season in my life and I am always excited to start new seasons, it just feels great to see all the years of hard work paying off and finally getting to play against the best competition in Germany.
How confident are you that you can make an impact in the Beko BBL?
I'm very confident that I can come in and help my new team in any way possible and help them achieve as much success as possible.
When you look back at your last season with Rostock two seasons ago, does that seem like a long time ago? How confident have you always been about being able to one day play in the beko BBL?
It doesn't feel so long ago because I kept in touch with Coach Basti and some of the players all of last season. Like we talked about in previous years my ultimate goal as a basketball player was to play against the top competition possible so I've been working hard all those years for this opportunity and it has finally come so yes I was always confident that one day it would happen.
It doesn't happen often in German basketball that a player goes from the Regionaliga to the Beko BBL, but it does happen from time to time. You will be teammates with one of the best point guards in the pro A last season with Richard Williams who also made the jump from the Regionaliga to the BBL with Vechta and Frankfurt before coming to Hagen. What got you this far besides just a lot of hard work and dedication? My faith has always been my driving force, always believing that by working hard and being dedicated God would put me in the right situation. Also having some good people around me who have given me great advices throughout the years.
What do you feel will be your best quality that you will be able to give Phoenix Hagen on the court this season? I think my versatility is my biggest strength being able to play and guard multiple positions will be a good asset for the team.
Last season you played with Umea BSKT (Sweden-Basketligan) playing 32 games: Score-5 (17.5ppg), Reb-4 (8.6rpg), 2.3apg, Steals-1 (2.4spg), 1.0bpg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 38.0%, FT: 84.5%. You had very strong seasons the last three years prior to Sweden in Magdeburg, Finland and Rostock. How do you feel has your game developed since your season with Rostock?
I feel like physically I am a lot bigger and stronger than I was in Rostock and my understanding of the game has also improved and I'm able to combine my physical skills with some good basketaball IQ
Do you feel like your leadership qualities rose last season because you were the oldest on the team. Was that a strange experience for you?
It was definitley a shock because I never been in a situation like that before but it was great because I had no choice but to learn on the go which really helped me understand what a good leader should be.
Was your 39 point and 17 rebound effort against Eco Orebro your best personal game last season or did you have a better one?
It was my best game not just because of the stats but also because it was the last game of the season which we had to win to stay in the league.
On what things are you working on most now so you will be 100% ready to be able to battle against the best big men in the Beko BBL? I'm pretty much working on everything, my ball handling, shooting, finishing, getting stronger and so on.
How does a normal work out day look like for Yannick Anzuluni (204-F-87, college: Houghton) on and off the court in the summer of 2016? I wake up at 6am grab something to eat then I go to the gym, I start with 30 minutes of biking then its on court training for about 1:30 then some good stretching, then back home grab some food, relax and conditioning workout in the afternoon. Couple times a week I have pick up games with other pros.
If you had to construct your own NBA Rushmore and chose 4 NBA heads which best four would you pick? Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Kobe Bryant
Now that Lebron finally brought an NBA title to the Cavs where does this further NBA title put him against the best that ever played the game? Well now he is definitely in the discussion with the Larry Birds and Kobe Bryant's but he is still nowhere near Jordan
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