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BBL Standings
 1. Brose Bask. 11-0 
 2. Ratiopharm 11-0 
 3. Bayreuth 10-1 
 4. B.Muenchen 9-1 
 5. Telekom Bsk 7-4 
 6. ALBA 6-5 
 7. Ludwigsburg 6-6 
 8. Giessen 46ers 6-6 
 9. EWE Baskets 6-6 
 10. Goettingen 5-6 
 11. Jena 4-6 
 12. Bremerhaven 4-7 
 13. Wuerzburg 4-7 
 14. Walter Tigers 4-7 
 15. Fraport SKY 3-9 
 16. Braunschweig 2-9 
 17. Vechta 2-9 
 18. Phoenix Hagen 0-11 
Full Standings
Last:11/27/2016
ProA Standings
 1. Kirchheim 11-1 
 2. MBC 11-1 
 3. Crailsheim 9-3 
 4. Heidelberg 8-4 
 5. Hanau 8-4 
 6. Chemnitz 8-4 
 7. Oettinger R. 6-6 
 8. Uni Baskets 6-6 
 9. Hamburg 5-7 
 10. Trier 5-7 
 11. Baunach 4-8 
 12. Koeln Rh.Stars 4-8 
 13. Nuernberg 4-8 
 14. Ehingen 3-9 
 15. ETB Wohnbau 3-9 
 16. Dresden 1-11 
Full Standings
Last:11/27/2016
ProB Standings
North
 1. Bernau 8-2 
 2. Art.Dragons 7-3 
 3. Iserlohn 6-4 
 4. Itzehoe 6-4 
 5. Bochum 6-4 
 6. Oldenburg 6-4 
 7. Schalke 5-5 
 8. Rist Wedel 4-6 
 9. Rostock 4-6 
 10. Stahnsdorf 3-7 
 11. Wolfenbuettel 3-7 
 12. Recklinghausen 2-8 
South
 1. Karlsruhe PS 9-1 
 2. Elchingen 7-2 
 3. FC Bayern II 6-3 
 4. Bayer Giants 6-4 
 5. Karlsruhe BG 6-4 
 6. Weissenhorn 6-4 
 7. Licher Baeren 5-5 
 8. Dragons 4-6 
 9. Wuerzburg 3-7 
 10. Fraport SKY II 3-7 
 11. Leipzig 2-8 
 12. Noerdlingen 2-8 
Full Standings
Last:11/28/2016
Regionalliga Standings
North
 1. RW Cuxhaven 5-1 
 2. Stade 5-1 
 3. BSW Sixers 5-2 
 4. Aschersleben 4-1 
 5. ALBA Berlin II 3-4 
 6. Weser Bsk/BTS 3-5 
 7. Hannover Korb. 2-3 
 8. Rendsburg 2-4 
 9. Wusterhausen 2-4 
 10. Vechta II 2-5 
 11. Westerstede 1-4 
South-East
 1. Coburg 8-1 
 2. Bad Aibling 8-2 
 3. Treuchtlingen 7-2 
 4. TSV Troester 7-3 
 5. Vilsbiburg 6-4 
 6. Schwabing 6-4 
 7. Jena II 6-4 
 8. Oberhaching 4-6 
 9. Zwickau 4-6 
 10. Ansbach 3-7 
 11. Rosenheim 3-7 
 12. Herzogenaurach 3-7 
 13. Leitershofen 3-7 
 14. Bayreuth II 1-9 
South-West
 1. Schwenningen 10-1 
 2. Speyer 8-3 
 3. Limburg 8-3 
 4. Lich II 7-4 
 5. Koblenz 7-4 
 6. Fellbach 7-4 
 7. Karlsruhe SC 6-5 
 8. Langen 5-6 
 9. Mainz 4-7 
 10. Saarlouis/Dillingen 4-7 
 11. Tuebingen II 3-8 
 12. Stuttgart 3-8 
 13. Heidelberg USC 3-8 
 14. Kaiserslautern 2-9 
West
 1. Hagen BG 9-2 
 2. Muenster 9-2 
 3. Grevenbroich 8-2 
 4. Schwelm 8-3 
 5. Dorsten 7-4 
 6. Duesseldorf 7-4 
 7. Salzkotten 6-5 
 8. Bonn II 5-6 
 9. Herford 4-6 
 10. Frintrop 4-7 
 11. Hertener Loewen 3-8 
 12. Ibbenbueren 3-8 
 13. Hagen-Haspe 2-9 
 14. Bielefeld 1-10 
Full Standings
Last:11/27/2016
2.Regionalliga Standings
North-East
 1. Tiergarten 5-1 
 2. Charlottenburg 4-0 
 3. Berlin SSC 4-1 
 4. Halle USV 4-1 
 5. Zehlendorf 4-1 
 6. Berlin SV 2-2 
 7. Stahnsdorf 2 2-3 
 8. ALBA Berlin III 1-3 
 9. Hermsdorf 1-4 
 10. Koepenick 1-4 
 11. Wolmirstedt 1-4 
 12. Cottbus 0-5 
North-North
 1. Bergedorf 2-1 
 2. Bramfelder 2-1 
 3. Ebstorf 2-1 
 4. Hamburg-West 2-1 
 5. Kronshagen 2-1 
 6. Rostock 2-1 
 7. Bremerhaven 1-2 
 8. Eimsbuetteler 1-2 
 9. Einfeld 1-2 
 10. Kieler 1-2 
 11. Luebecker 1-2 
 12. Rist Wedel 2 1-2 
North-West
 1. Bramsche TuS 3-0 
 2. Quakenbrueck 3-0 
 3. Buergerfelder 2-1 
 4. Goetting.ASC 2-1 
 5. Goetting.BG II 2-1 
 6. Neustadt TSV 2-1 
 7. Wolfenbuettel 2-1 
 8. Oldenburg II 1-2 
 9. Weende-Goet. 1-2 
 10. Hameln 0-3 
 11. Langenhagen 0-3 
 12. Osnabruecker TB 0-3 
Southeast-North
 1. Gotha II 4-0 
 2. Wuerzburg Trop. 4-0 
 3. Neustadt DJK 3-1 
 4. Bamberg 2-2 
 5. Dresden Tit.2 2-2 
 6. Erfurt 2-2 
 7. Litzendorf 2-2 
 8. Regnitztal 2-2 
 9. Chemnitz II 1-3 
 10. Neumarkt 1-3 
 11. Regensburg 1-3 
 12. Nuernberg 0-4 
Southeast-South
 1. Dachau 4-1 
 2. MIL Baskets 3-1 
 3. Muenchen Bsk 3-1 
 4. Muenchen OSB 3-1 
 5. Landsberg 2-2 
 6. Leitershofen/S. II 2-2 
 7. Muenchen DJK 2-2 
 8. Passau 2-2 
 9. Slama Jama 2-3 
 10. Jahn Freising 1-3 
 11. Schrobenhausen 1-3 
 12. Ingolstadt 0-4 
Southwest-B-W
 1. Kirchheim/Teck 6-0 
 2. Mannheim 6-0 
 3. Crailsheim II 5-1 
 4. Haiterbach 5-1 
 5. Moehringen 4-2 
 6. Schwaebisch H. 4-2 
 7. Ulm BB 3-3 
 8. Heidelberg-Kir. 2-4 
 9. Remseck 2-4 
 10. Karlsruhe PS II 1-5 
 11. Ludwigsb.BSG 1-5 
 12. Reutlingen 1-5 
 13. Stuttgart ESV 1-5 
 14. Urspring 1-5 
Southwest-North
 1. Giessen 5-1 
 2. Kronberg 5-1 
 3. Volklingen 5-2 
 4. Koblenz 2 4-1 
 5. Trier 2 4-3 
 6. Bensheim 3-3 
 7. Bergstrasse 3-3 
 8. Horchheim 3-3 
 9. Langen II 3-4 
 10. Bad Kreuznach 2-4 
 11. Rossdorf 2-5 
 12. Kassel 1-5 
 13. Frankfurt Makk. 1-6 
West 1
 1. Deutzer 4-0 
 2. Bad Muenstereifel 3-1 
 3. Barmer TV 3-1 
 4. Kamp-Lintfort 3-1 
 5. Sechtem SG 3-1 
 6. Duesseldorf II 2-2 
 7. Leichlinger TV 2-2 
 8. Zuelpich 2-2 
 9. Koeln II 1-3 
 10. Wuppertal 1-3 
 11. Bonn-MTuS 0-4 
 12. Hilden 0-4 
West 2
 1. Westfalen M. 4-0 
 2. Wulfen 4-0 
 3. Bochum II 2-1 
 4. Hagen BG 2 2-2 
 5. Schwelm II 2-2 
 6. Bulmke 1-2 
 7. Muenster 2 1-2 
 8. Werne 1-2 
 9. Dortmund 1-3 
 10. Hagen TSV 1-3 
 11. Paderborn II 1-3 
Last:11/8/2016
Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 9-1 
 2 Fenerbahce 7-3 
 3 Real Madrid 7-3 
 4 Olympiacos 6-4 
 5 Baskonia 5-4 
 6 Panathinaikos 5-4 
 7 Anadolu Efes 5-5 
 8 Darussafaka 5-5 
 9 Maccabi T-A 5-5 
 10 FC Barcelona 4-5 
 11 Zalgiris 4-6 
 12 Crvena Zvezda 4-6 
 13 EA7 Armani 4-6 
 14 Galatasaray 3-6 
 15 Unics 3-7 
 16 Brose Bask. 2-8 
Last:12/2/2016
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Gran Canaria 5-1 
 2 Cedevita 5-2 
 3 N.Novgorod 3-3 
 4 Lietkabelis 3-4 
 5 MZT Skopje 0-6 
Group B
 1 Khimky 5-2 
 2 Lietuvos rytas 3-3 
 3 Fuenlabrada 3-3 
 4 ALBA 3-4 
 5 RETAbet BB 2-4 
Group C
 1 B.Muenchen 5-2 
 2 Zenit 4-2 
 3 UCAM Murcia 4-3 
 4 Unicaja 3-3 
 5 Buducnost 0-6 
Group D
 1 Valencia 5-1 
 2 Hapoel J-M 4-2 
 3 Ratiopharm 4-3 
 4 Lokomotiv 2-4 
 5 Un.Olimpija 1-6 
Last:11/30/2016
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Banvit BK 6-1 
 2 Monaco 6-1 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 4-3 
 4 Aris 4-3 
 5 Ironi Nahariya 3-4 
 6 Fraport SKY 3-4 
 7 Helios 1-6 
 8 Bakken 1-6 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 6-1 
 2 Umana VE 5-2 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 4-3 
 4 Avtodor 3-4 
 5 Oradea 3-4 
 6 Maccabi Rishon 3-4 
 7 Kataja Basket 3-4 
 8 Khimik 1-6 
Group C
 1 Neptunas 6-1 
 2 ASVEL 5-2 
 3 EWE Baskets 4-3 
 4 Ventspils 3-4 
 5 PAOK 3-4 
 6 Rosa Radom 3-4 
 7 Usak 2-5 
 8 Openjobmetis V. 2-5 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 5-2 
 2 Scandone AV 5-2 
 3 Juventus 5-2 
 4 Strasbourg 4-3 
 5 Oostende 3-4 
 6 Cibona 2-5 
 7 Mega Leks 2-5 
 8 Mornar Bar 2-5 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 6-1 
 2 Ludwigsburg 5-2 
 3 AEK Athens 4-3 
 4 Banco di Srd 3-4 
 5 Spirou 3-4 
 6 Partizan 3-4 
 7 Stelmet ZG 3-4 
 8 Szolnok 1-6 
Last:11/30/2016
Points Per Game
 Marcos KNIGHT
  
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Knight, Jena21.6 
 2. Kikanovic, ALBA18.9 
 3. Jenkins, Jena18.9 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen18.3 
 5. Morgan, Ratiopharm17.7 
 6. Qvale, EWE Baskets17.6 
 7. Paulding, EWE B.15.7 
 8. Odum, Wuerzburg15.4 
 9. Thompson, Telekom15.4 
 10. Lewis, Bayreuth15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcos KNIGHT
  
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Knight, Jena7.8 
 2. Klassen, Phoenix7.8 
 3. Eatherton, Goett.7.7 
 4. Plaisted, Phoenix7.3 
 5. Cooley, Ludwigsb.7.1 
 6. McGhee, Walter T.7.0 
 7. Qvale, EWE Baskets6.9 
 8. Gamble, Telekom6.5 
 9. Marei, Bayreuth6.5 
 10. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Scott MACHADO
  
  (186-PG-90)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Machado, Vechta8.5 
 2. Jordan, Walter T.8.3 
 3. Odum, Wuerzburg6.9 
 4. Kramer, EWE B.6.3 
 5. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 6. Siva, ALBA5.7 
 7. Hulls, Bremerhaven5.5 
 8. Sanders, Goetting.5.1 
 9. Guenther, Ratio.5.0 
 10. Redding, B.Mue.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Chris KRAMER
  
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Kramer, EWE B.2.9 
 2. Robertson, Fraport2.3 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.2 
 4. Odum, Wuerzburg1.9 
 5. Stewart, Walter T.1.9 
 6. Knight, Jena1.8 
 7. Bernard, Jena1.8 
 8. Bowlin, Giessen 46.1.8 
 9. Redding, B.Mue.1.8 
 10. Jenkins, Jena1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Geoffrey GROSELLE
  
  (212-C-93)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Groselle, Braunsch.1.5 
 2. Ibekwe, Fraport1.2 
 3. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.1 
 4. Gamble, Telekom1.1 
 5. Miller, ALBA1.0 
 6. Plaisted, Phoenix1.0 
 7. Rubit, Ratiopharm1.0 
 8. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.0 
 9. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 10. Balvin, B.Muenchen0.9 
Player of the week
Round: 11

 Ryan Thompson
  Telekom Bsk
  (198-F/G-98)
  
Round: 12

 Kruize Pinkins
  Hanau
  (203-F-104)
  
Round: 10

 K.K. Simmons
  Licher Baeren
  (191-G-91)
  
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Brose Bask. 89% Dec.2 Jena
Bremerhaven Dec.2 Giessen 46er 53%
EWE Baskets Dec.2 Telekom Bsk 52%
Braunschweig 55% Dec.2 Fraport SKY
Goettingen 78% Dec.2 Vechta
Ludwigsburg 84% Dec.2 Phoenix Hage
Walter Tiger Dec.2 Ratiopharm 87%
Wuerzburg Dec.2 ALBA 64%
B.Muenchen Dec.2 Bayreuth 51%
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Round 13 (Regular Season)

Koeln Rh.Sta 57% Dec.5 Nuernberg
Heidelberg 59% Dec.4 Oettinger R
Hanau 59% Dec.3 Uni Baskets
ETB Wohnbau Dec.3 Chemnitz 76%
Crailsheim 50% Dec.3 MBC
Ehingen 54% Dec.3 Baunach
Kirchheim 88% Dec.3 Trier
Hamburg 87% Dec.3 Dresden
Next Round Schedule

Round 11 (Regular Season)

North
Wolfenbuette Dec.4 Bernau 85%
Stahnsdorf Dec.4 Schalke 55%
Oldenburg 63% Dec.4 Rist Wedel
Bochum 60% Dec.3 Rostock
Recklinghaus Dec.3 Bayer Giants 83%
Itzehoe 56% Dec.3 Iserlohn
South
FC Bayern I Dec.4 Karlsruhe B 54%
Wuerzburg Dec.4 Weissenhorn 59%
Elchingen 92% Dec.3 Noerdlingen
Dragons Dec.3 Fraport SKY 52%
Licher Baere 66% Dec.3 Leipzig
Karlsruhe P 66% Dec.3 Bayer Giants
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Round 12 (Regular Season)

North
ALBA Berlin 61% Dec.3 Vechta II
BSW Sixers 57% Dec.3 Aschersleben
RW Cuxhaven 81% Dec.3 Hannover Kor
Wusterhausen 61% Dec.3 Westerstede
Rendsburg Dec.3 Stade 74%
South-East
Leitershofen Dec.4 Treuchtlinge 84%
Jena II Dec.3 Coburg 57%
Zwickau Dec.3 Vilsbiburg 54%
Bayreuth II Dec.3 Oberhaching 72%
Rosenheim 70% Dec.3 Ansbach
TSV Troeste 51% Dec.3 Schwabing
Herzogenaura Dec.3 Bad Aibling 85%
South-West
Kaiserslaute Dec.4 Schwenningen 93%
Heidelberg Dec.3 Koblenz 70%
Karlsruhe S Dec.3 Mainz 53%
Saarlouis/Di Dec.3 Lich II 53%
Stuttgart Dec.3 Speyer 83%
Limburg 56% Dec.3 Fellbach
Tuebingen I Dec.3 Langen 64%
West
Salzkotten Dec.3 Frintrop 53%
Ibbenbueren Dec.3 Bonn II 64%
Bielefeld Dec.3 Muenster 94%
Grevenbroich 61% Dec.3 Hagen BG
Dorsten 76% Dec.3 Hertener Loe
Herford 51% Dec.3 Hagen-Haspe
Schwelm 66% Dec.3 Duesseldorf
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Round 11 (Regular Season)

Anadolu Efes 72% Dec.9 FC Barcelona
Baskonia 72% Dec.9 Darussafaka
Olympiacos 66% Dec.9 Unics
EA7 Armani Dec.8 CSKA 84%
Fenerbahce 75% Dec.8 Crvena Zvezd
Maccabi T-A 76% Dec.8 Brose Bask.
Panathinaiko 58% Dec.8 Galatasaray
Real Madrid 66% Dec.8 Zalgiris
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Round 9 (Regular Season)

Group A
Lietkabelis Dec.7 Gran Canaria 78%
MZT Skopje Dec.7 N.Novgorod 89%
Group B
Lietuvos ryt 73% Dec.7 ALBA
RETAbet BB 50% Dec.7 Fuenlabrada
Group C
Buducnost Dec.7 Zenit 92%
UCAM Murcia Dec.7 Unicaja 54%
Group D
Lokomotiv Dec.7 Hapoel J-M 67%
Un.Olimpija Dec.7 Valencia 88%
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Round 8 (Regular Season)

Group A
Aris 77% Dec.7 Helios
Banvit BK 75% Dec.7 Ironi Nahari
CEZ Nymburk 88% Dec.6 Bakken
Fraport SKY Dec.6 Monaco 74%
Group B
Avtodor 67% Dec.7 Khimik
Macc.Rishon 57% Dec.6 Kataja Bsk
Umana VE 51% Dec.6 Le Mans
Pinar Karsiy 55% Dec.6 Oradea
Group C
EWE Baskets 63% Dec.7 Ventspils
Neptunas 81% Dec.6 Usak
PAOK 71% Dec.6 Rosa Radom
ASVEL 83% Dec.6 Openjobmetis
Group D
Scandone AV 77% Dec.7 Mega Leks
Strasbourg Dec.7 Juventus 55%
Iberostar Te 81% Dec.7 Cibona
Oostende 73% Dec.6 Mornar Bar
Group E
Stelmet ZG 56% Dec.7 Banco di Srd
Szolnok Dec.7 AEK Athens 83%
Besiktas 78% Dec.7 Spirou
Partizan Dec.6 Ludwigsburg 66%
Joe Asberry: What young Americans should know about playing professionally in Europe - Nov 9, 2012


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Joe Asberry is known as a basketball clown, as a streetworker and last but not least as a former professional basketball player. He came to Germany in the early 90s and when his career had come to a close, he decided to stay in Germany.
Eurobasket.com had the chance to talk to Asberry about the dream of American basketball players to play professionally in Europe, about the difficulties to start a new life in a foreign country and about the risks and pleasures of playing pro ball: a must-read for young Americans who play or want to play in Europe.

I'm sure, there won't be many, but for those people who don't know you yet, can you talk about your career as a basketball player, how and when you first came to Germany and where you spent your professional career.
Joe Asberry: In high school I was All State in Washington and won a State Championship with the German Legend Christian Welp. He was the foreign exchange student at my school. I was heavily recruited on the West Coast. I took all five of my recruiting visits: Reno, Stanford, Oklahoma State, Washington State. But I ended up choosing the wrong school by going to Pepperdine. I fell into coach Jim Harricks doghouse because of my criminal activity off the court, and did not play much. But I can say I played in the big show during march madness and got a dunk in garbage time in front of 20 000 people. That's big time basketball, I love march madness so much! I was frustrated with my playing time, so I transferred to San Francisco State. I played there for two years, I started and was a main guy on my team. I was not the big star in college, I was a role player known for my rebounding, defense, and my bounce. I got cut by a CBA team in Oklahoma City, and by the Golden State Warriors, but I never gave up.
I first came to Germany back in 1991, when Marzel Price was playing in the first division in Giessen. We grew up together in the hood in California, so he hooked me up. I want to thank Thomas Andres, he took a chance on me, when nobody else would, and in return, I averaged 30 and broke a backboard playing for him in the oberliga. I was playing against Big Wysocki (Konrads dad) in that game. When I saw his son this year playing in Bonn in the first division, I told him I was mighty proud that he chased down his hoop dream and his brother Kevin too. That was my first job, I got paid 150 marks per game. I also want to thank Harry Kramer, the second half of that season. I played with him in Krofdorf Gleiburg, and my dunk show never stopped. I averaged 30 in the 2nd Regionalliga and had a 50 point game playing with the managers of the UBC Tigers, Mike and Markus Goch. I helped Crailsheim move to the 2nd division, I played in Finland (2nd Division Korinokia), I played on a touring team in Japan and China, and my last stop was in Luxembourg (BBC Nitia), where I also averaged 30, but I fell out of love with basketball, because in Luxembourg they expect you to do every thing. How can I play the point with no handles? I did it though. If you ever play there, when you leave that country you will be a better basketball player, trust me.

What have you been doing after your career as a basketball player and what made you decide to stay in Germany?
Asberry:
After my playing career I stared working for a drug prevention center in Hamburg (SPZ) and now I work in Bonn as a streetworker in Tannenbusch. I try to save kids' lifes everyday using basketball as a tool to get them to go school ,stay out of trouble etc. I decided to stay in Germany, because it is better then trying to rob banks in California, for me it was a no brainer LOL!

Many players have a dream of playing a couple of seasons in Europe and then making it to the NBA or at least playing in the Euroleague one day. Did you have that dream yourself back then and how likely is it for a young player to achieve that?
Asberry: My dream was to play in the NBA and win a championship. I wanted to be two people when I was a young buck: my big brother Mike, and Dominique Wilkens. I stole their games and put it all into my game. My ballhandling was not good enough for the NBA, everything else was good enough, but I still got cut: wrong place, wrong time. I tell young guys: You have a shot, but it will be very difficult. There are alot of great basketball players out there. So chase your hoop dream and give it your best shot. I gave it my best shot for sure.

What are some of the problems, on and off the court, that a player will face, who comes out of college and who spends his first year as a pro basketball player in Germany?
Asberry:
I am a natural born clown, but I must take this question very serious, Moritz. I had a long talk with Greg Baker last week, the star player playing in Iserlohn in the 1st Regionalliga. After that conversation I know the answer. The main problem an American coming from college will run into here in Germany is called THE CLUB! It is ok to party and have fun. You deserve it, you work hard, you run lines everyday. I know, I've been there and done that. But the problem is: How do I get home now after the heavy partying and drinking with my teammates? I have watched it every year here, some Americans will get into the car the club has given him, and drive it home after the night partying. This is a bad decision. Take it from a guy who's life has been filled with bad decisions. So party on young bucks, and get a designated driver, leave that car at home. Because when your manager finds out, you will be fired. And I dont even want to think about the fact that you can kill yourself, or hurt others driving in that condition. And trust me: They go HARD HERE! LOL! Or better yet, stay out of the club, study film and become a student of the game.

Do you feel that the players who come to Germany or other European countries for the first time are prepared for the different culture, the different life that is waiting overhere? And what can be done to better that situation?
Asberry: Players who come to Europe for the first time have no idea what is going on. A different time zone, a different culture. You leave everyone around you that you truly love, you are on your own. Like my big homey told me: It's time to really MAN UP! You are a professional basketball player now. This is not college, this is your JOB NOW! They pay you for a service, basketball, and they want to see the results. If you can't produce, they will find another player easily that will produce. My advice is to ask guys that you know who play in Europe, what it is all about.

Do you think living the life as a professional basketball overseas can go together with living the "normal" life of a young man, who wants to enjoy life?
Asberry:
I think that professional basketball and a normal life can go hand in hand. You only have to train I would say a maximum 6 hours per day. Get some shots up for 2 hours, hit the weights for 2 hours, and then your normal practice with your team. So you're still not working that eight hour grind of a 9 to 5. So the other time you can spend checking out the city, bonding with teammates, but please, don't just sit in your apartment playing video games the whole day, like I did LOL!

Compared to other places and to other countries: Is Germany a good place to start your overseas career?
Asberry: Germany is an excellent place to start your career. When I see the guys who play here in Bonn: Man, for them it must be like paradise. Your first job in the first league! They play in a beautiful Dome. I am so happy for Dre Mangold, he understands the grind here with basketball. He stayed patient, worked hard, and now instead of playing in that little box of a gym in Hannover, where I tore my biceps dunking, he is now playing in that dome.

Does any player, regardless the school he attended or the college division he played in, has the chance to play overseas? And what's the best way of finding a place to play overseas?
Asberry: Oh yes. Let me clear that up right now for people who do not understand basketball here. If you can ball, you can ball. It's nice to go with a guy who played Division 1 for sure, that's big time basketball. But there are guys who play Division 2, 3, Juco, even just coming out of high school who can flat out GO! The best thing about those guys who play on a lower level is most of them always have that chip on their shoulder, like they have something to prove. When I played here in cup games, I was like: Ok, I play in the 3rd league, but today we play against a 1 or 2nd division team, so I am going to prove I can play on that level. I never played in the 1st division here, but in every one of those cup games I dropped 20 and 10, so I proved to myself I could play with those guys. So for you guys playing here on the lower levels: Stay ready, you never know who is in that gym watching you. So for the young guys dreaming about playing professional basketball here in Europe: Check the agents page, contact clubs, get your footage together, go to summer leagues and show cases, and give it all you got.
I hope this information helps some youngster out there to live out their hoop dream. And last but not least thank you so much Pat Elzie, my former agent!
  




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