PRO B team BSV Wulfen have recieved some strength under the basket with Aaron Fleetwood (206-F-84, college: Delaware St.). Fleetwood is a 28 year old 206cm forward from Raleigh, North Carolina that started this season with Amicale Steinsel (Luxembourg-Diekirch League). Wulfen has a 3-6 record at the moment and can use the work ethic of Fleetwood under the basket. Last season the American played for the BSW Sixers (Germany-ProB, starting five): 24 games: 15.5ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.9apg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 53.5%, 3PT: 19.0%, FT: 61.2%. Fleetwood palyed at Delaware St. (NCAA) and in hiss enior year 2006-2007, he played 34 games: 6.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.1apg, 1.7bpg, FGP: 42.6%, 3Pts: 36.4%, FT: 54.8%. In 2007-2008 as a professional rookie he played for P4two Ballers Osnabrueck (Germany-Regionalliga, starting five): 21 games: 15.5ppg. He then got Beko BBL experience for Phoenix Hagen from 2008-2010 and helped the team move up in 2009. In 2009-2010, he played 30 games: 5.1ppg, 3.1rpg, FGP: 50.5%, 3PT: 28.3%, FT: 50.0%. In 2010-2011, he played for the GiroLive-Ballers Osnabrueck (Germany-ProA): 26 games: 10.7ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.4apg, 1.2spg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 58.3%, 3PT: 20.4%, FT: 65.2%. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been MEAC Regular Season Champion -05, 06, 07, MEAC Tournament Champion -05, MEAC Tournament Finalist -06, 07, All-MEAC Defensive Player of the Year -07, German Regionalliga (North Group) Champion -08, Eurobasket.com German All-Regionalliga North Second Team -08, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Runner-Up -09
Many players can be lucky to play into their thirties, but the basketball life for a player can always end no matter how old one is. Robin Smeulders (208-PF-87, college: Portland, agency: Court Side) made that experience as he decided to hang up his sneakers at age 29. The 208cm forward stated personal reasons and a back that got in the way. Smeulders who has the Dutch/German citizenship played 6 very successful seasons with the EWE Baskets Oldenburg and won the 2015 cup. "My back gives m... [read more]
Many players can be lucky to play into their thirties, but the basketball life for a player can always end no matter how old one is. Robin Smeulders (208-PF-87, college: Portland, agency: Court Side) made that experience as he decided to hang up his sneakers at age 29. The 208cm forward stated personal reasons and a back that got in the way. Smeulders who has the Dutch/German citizenship played 6 very successful seasons with the EWE Baskets Oldenburg and won the 2015 cup. "My back gives me no problems in daily life. But The daily intensive burden of a professional basketball player could bring a big risk for the future that something bad could happen. I can't and don't want to take this risk", stated Robin Smeulders (208-PF-87, college: Portland, agency: Court Side). Last season he played 30 games averaging 6.5ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 59.0%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 64.0%; Eurocup: 18 games: 5.6ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 56.7%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 67.4%
Smeulders started his basketball career with EBBC Hertogenbosch and came to Germany in 2004 where he played two seasons for SG FT/MTV Braunschweig (Germany-2.Bundesliga). He then went to the States and played three years with Portland (NCAA) playing a total of 95 NCAA games and as a senior palyed 32 games averaging 12.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.3apg,
FGP: 50.7%, FT: 73.3%. He was able to improve his scoring and
rebounding each season. He then came to the EWE Baskets Oldenburg in
2010 and after paying his dues for two years, got more of a role in the
2012-2013 season and had his best season in 2013 playing 46 games: 6.6ppg, 3.7rpg, FGP: 56.7%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 74.3%; EuroChallenge: 16 games: 8.4ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 58.3%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 71.4%. IN the 2013-2014 season he played Eurocup: 5 games: 8.4ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 53.8%, FT: 68.8%; German League: 37 games: 6.5ppg, 3.3rpg, FGP: 50.3%, 3PT: 46.7%, FT: 79.6%. "We don't only lose our co-captain, but an important building block in our team. He could paly two positions. I will never forget the glowing face of Robin after winning the cup in 2015 where he said now I ahve won a title. I thank Robin with all my heart for the time here", stated head coach Mladen Drijencic. "Robin made himself to an important part of the team in his six years here. He was a big part of the success with his fighting attitude. His decision to retire is a big loss for us. We wish him an dhis family all the best", stated Srdjan Klaric.