#1. This week's number one is an international center Chris Kaman (213-82, college: Cent.Michigan, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He could not help the Dallas Mavericks (7-8) in their last game. Despite Kaman's very good performance the Dallas Mavericks were edged 100-98 on the road by the Philadelphia 76ers.
He was the top scorer with 20 points. Kaman also added 4 rebounds in 29 minutes on the court.
But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.
It's Kaman's first year with the team.
He has individually a very good season with high stats. Kaman averages: 14.2ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 54.5% in the 13 games he played so far.
He is a naturalized American.
Kaman played for the German senior national team one years ago.
Strangely he has never played in Germany.
#2. Second place goes to an international center Tibor Pleiss (215-89, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to a Caja Laboral's victory against the closely-ranked Unicaja Malaga (5-4) 90-79 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night.
Pleiss scored 7 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.
Caja Laboral Vitoria (6-3) is placed sixth in the ACB.
But the season just started, so everything may happen.
Pleiss' overall stats this year are: 6.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 2FGP: 54.8% and FT: 83.3%.
He is in the roster of the German senior national team.
#3. The German player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Elias Harris (203-89, currently plays college basketball in the States). Harris led Gonzaga to a victory against the Davidson College 81-67 in the NCAA in Sunday night's game.
He had a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 10 rebounds. Harris also added 2 blocks in 31 minutes.
The Gonzaga University has conference record this season.
Harris has been at the team for four years.
This year his overall stats are: 6.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 2FGP: 54.8% and FT: 83.3% in the six games.
Harris is also a member of the German senior national team.
#4. Forward Michael Kessens (206-91, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to help the Longwood in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Longwood lost 78-84 at home to the Cornell University.
Kessens had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 14 rebounds in 33 minutes.
It's Kessens' first season with the team.
He has relatively good stats this year: 11.3ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.5apg in the six games.
Kessens used to play for the German U20 national team
#5. Former U20 international forward Christian Standhardinger (203-89, is currently at the American university) helped Hawaii win their game against the University of North Dakota 71-66 in the NCAA last Tuesday.
He scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
The University of Hawaii has conference record this season.
Standhardinger's total stats this year are: 9.1ppg, 6.3rpg and 2.3apg.
He has a dual citizenship: Filipino and German.
Standhardinger used to play for the German U20 national team
three years ago.
#6. Guard Sebastian Koch (203-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Elon win their game against the University of South Carolina 65-53 in the NCAA on Wednesday night.
He recorded 9 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in 25 minutes.
The Elon University has conference record this season.
This year Koch's total stats are: 9.1ppg, 6.3rpg and 2.3apg in the nine games.
He is a former U18 international player as he played for the German team three years ago.
#7. An experienced former U22 international power forward Tilo Klette (206-77, currently plays in Japan), who plays in the Japanese JBL was not able to secure a victory for Levanga Hokkaido (1-15) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Klette's good performance the bottom-ranked Levanga Hokkaido was badly defeated 83-63 in Kariya by the second-ranked Aishin Sea Horses.
He was the second best scorer with 14 points. Klette also added 4 rebounds.
This season Klette has relatively solid stats: 12.1ppg and 6.7rpg.
He used to play for the German U22 national team
thirteen years ago.
#8. Forward Dennis Ogbe (201-91, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the Tenn Tech in their last game. Despite Ogbe's good performance the Tenn Tech (#28) lost 50-62 on their home court in Cookeville, TN to the University of Evansville.
He scored 10 points in 25 minutes.
Ogbe has reliable stats this year: 12.1ppg and 6.7rpg in the 15 games.
He used to play for the German U20 national team
#9. U20 international swingman Kevin Bright (196-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Vanderbilt win their game against the The Univ.of Texas at El Paso crushing them 73-49 in the NCAA on Sunday night.
Bright scored 6 points.
The Vanderbilt University has conference record this season.
Bright averaged so far 12.1ppg and 6.7rpg.
He is also in the roster of the German U20 national team.
#10. Forward Dennis Kramer (211-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the San Diego in their game against the University of Montana (0-0) in the NCAA.
Kramer recorded 6 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks in 23 minutes.
The San Diego was edged 67-66 in Missoula, MT by the University of Montana.
Kramer averaged so far 12.1ppg and 6.7rpg in the 15 games.
He is a naturalized American.
Kramer is U20 international player as one years ago he still played for the German national team.
Apparently he has never played in Germany.
#11. U20 international guard Mario Blessing (188-92, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the USC Upstate in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Blessing's good performance the USC Upstate was defeated 75-70 in Cheney, WA by the Eastern Washington University.
He recorded 10 points.
Blessing's stats this season are: 12.1ppg and 6.7rpg.
He plays currently for the German U20 national team.
#12. International shooting guard Patrick Heckmann (196-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help Boston College in a 1-point victoryagainst the Auburn University 50-49 in the NCAA last Wednesday.
Heckmann recorded 5 points and added 3 assists in 21 minutes.
Heckmann averaged so far 12.1ppg and 6.7rpg in the 15 games.
He is also in the roster of the German national team.
#13. Former U20 international guard T.J. DiLeo (190-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Temple win their game against the University of Delaware 80-75 in the NCAA last Sunday.
DiLeo scored only 3 points, made 3 passes and 4 steals.
DiLeo averaged so far 12.1ppg and 6.7rpg.
He is a naturalized American.
DiLeo used to play for the German U20 national team
two years ago.
Interesting that he has never played in Germany.
#14. U20 international guard Maodo Lo (190-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Columbia in their game against the University of San Francisco in the NCAA.
Lo recorded 7 points in only 14 minutes.
His team was badly defeated by 20 points 79-59.
Lo averaged so far 12.1ppg and 6.7rpg in the 15 games.
He used to play for the German U20 national team
#15. Former U18 international guard Thomas Reuter (198-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) faced previously mentioned Mario Blessing in the NCAA last game.
Reuter helped E.Washington win their game against the South Carolina Upstate 75-70.
He recorded 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
Reuter averaged so far 12.1ppg and 6.7rpg.
He used to play for the German U18 national team
two years ago.
The list of other players, who all have German passport but never been selected to any of German national teams:
#1.Federico Kammerichs (202-F-80, currently plays in Liga SudAmericana) was the major contributor in a double overtime (!!!) Regatas Corrientes' victory against the closely-ranked Obras (1-2) 90-89 in the Liga Sudamericana last Wednesday.
Kammerichs recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 4 assists.
Regatas Corrientes (2-1) is placed second in group F.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
It's Kammerichs' first season with the team.
Kammerichs has relatively good stats this year: 10.8ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.2apg.
He has a dual citizenship: German and Argentinian.
#2.Mario Stojic (198-G/F-80, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Eurocup), who plays in Belgium could not help one of league's weakest teams Base Oostende (2-2) in their last game. Despite Stojic's very good performance Base Oostende was crushed 85-61 on the road by the second-ranked Stelmet ZG.
He was the top scorer with 16 points (made all of his six free throws) in 29 minutes.
There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
It's Stojic's first season with the team.
Stojic has relatively good stats this year: 12.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.3apg in the four games he played so far.
He is another player who holds two passports: Croatian and German.
#3.Robert Tomaszek (204-F-81, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Texas Tech, currently plays in Poland) led Energa Czarni to a victory against the league outsider Rosa Radom (2-8) 83-74 in the Polish TBL in Tuesday night's game.
Tomaszek scored 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.
Energa Czarni Slupsk (7-3) is placed first in the TBL.
It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row.
Tomaszek's overall stats this season are: 9.3ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg.
He has both German and Polish nationalities.
#4. Experienced Robert Sarovic (205-F-78, currently plays in EuroChallenge), who plays in Romania was not able to help Timisoara (1-3) in their last game. Despite Sarovic's very good performance the fourth-placed Timisoara lost 86-97 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#3) Kormend in the group F of EuroChallenge.
He was the top scorer with 19 points. Sarovic also added 7 rebounds in 26 minutes.
It was Timisoara's third consecutive loss in a row.
There are only two games left until the end of the EuroChallenge Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
It's Sarovic's first season with the team.
He has relatively good stats this year: 11.0ppg and 3.5rpg in the four games.
Sarovic also holds two passports: Serbian and German.
#5.Urule Igbavboa (203-C-87, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Nassjo (2-11) crushing them 98-58 in the Swedish Basketligan last Friday.
He recorded 18 points (made all of his eight free throws).
LF Basket (6-6) is placed eighth in the Basketligan.
Igbavboa is currently sixth on the list of top scorers.
He has individually a very good season with high stats. Igbavboa averages: 17.3ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3spg.
He is a naturalized American.
Igbavboa used to play for MEG Goettingen in German league.
#6.Martin Seiferth (208-F-90, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to secure a victory for the E.Washington in their last game. Despite his good performance the E.Washington was edged 86-83 at home by the Utah Valley University.
Seiferth scored 14 points, had 9 rebounds and made 6 blocks in 34 minutes.
He has very impressive stats this year: 17.3ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3spg in the 12 games.
#7.Ben Rice (195-F-90, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, currently plays in Israel) couldn't help Bnei Hasharon in their game against Maccabi Rishon in the Israeli Winner League.
Rice recorded 8 points and added 4 assists.
His team was defeated 91-76.
He has relatively good stats this season: 11.3ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.5apg.
Rice has dual citizenship: Israeli and German.
#8.Kiril Wachsmann (203-C/F-83, agency: Edge Sports, college: Iona, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Melilla Baloncesto in their game against Meridiano Alicante in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Despite his good performance on Sunday night He was the second best scorer with 12 points. Wachsmann also added 7 rebounds.
Wachsmann is ranked fourth on the list of the best rebounders in the league.
His total stats this season are: 8.9ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.3apg.
#9.Joachim Thoss (201-C-81, currently plays in Philippines) contributed to a 3-point Alaska Aces' victory against the fifth-ranked Meralco Bolts 88-85 in the Filipino PBA in Wednesday night's game.
Thoss scored 12 points, had 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 27 minutes.
Thoss is currently third on the league's list of best blockers with 1.1bpg.
He also averaged so far 9.1ppg, 6.3rpg and 2.3apg in the nine games.
Thoss has dual citizenship: German and Filipino.
#10.Jonathan Mesghna (198-F-89, currently studies in the States) contributed to Maine's victory against the Siena College 72-66 in the NCAA on Sunday night.
Mesghna scored 9 points in 33 minutes.
Mesghna averaged so far 12.1ppg and 6.7rpg in the 15 games.
He has German and Eritrean nationalities.
Vaughn Duggins (190-SG-87, college: Wright St.) is a 29 year old 190cm guard from Pendleton, Indiana that is playing his sixth professional season, fourth in Germany and second with the EWE Baskets Oldenburg. Last season with Oldenburg he played 36 games: 14.7ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.3apg, FGP: 49.8%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 83.5%; Eurocup: 18 games: 11.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 83.7%. He started his basketball career in 2006 with Wright St. (NCAA) where he played until 2011 paying... [read more]
Vaughn Duggins (190-SG-87, college: Wright St.) is a 29 year old 190cm guard from Pendleton, Indiana that is playing his sixth professional season, fourth in Germany and second with the EWE Baskets Oldenburg. Last season with Oldenburg he played 36 games: 14.7ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.3apg, FGP: 49.8%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 83.5%; Eurocup: 18 games: 11.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 83.7%. He started his basketball career in 2006 with Wright St. (NCAA) where he played until 2011 paying a total of 130 NCAA games and as a senior played 33 games averaging 18.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.2apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 31.1%, FT: 82.2%. In 2011, he started his professional basketball career in Germany with the Walter Tigers Tuebingen where he played until 2013 and in his second season played 33 games averaging 14.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.1apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 32.0%, FT: 82.0%. He then played two seasons in France with Le Mans Sarthe Basket (France-ProA): 31 games: 10.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 48.4%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 85.9%; Eurocup: 10 games: 10.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 43.1%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 79.2% and Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (France-ProA, starting five): 32 games: 14.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 36.0%, FT: 79.3%; Eurocup: 12 games: 11.1ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 35.6%, FT: 78.6%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball recently during holiday time..
Vaughn thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Where are you and how have you enjoyed the Christmas time in Germany this season?
I'm currently at my apartment in Oldenburg. The Holiday season in Germany is always amazing. Now that I'm able to share it with my wife and son, it makes it even more special. My mom, Paula, came to visit as well so I have gotten to spend a lot of time with all of them.
You have experienced some Christmas markets over the years in Germany, but where did the Christmas market rank in my all-time favorite city of Hamburg?
The Hamburg Christmas market is high level, and it is always great to experience what each city does differently. It is definitely in my top 3, but Tuebingen's Christmas market has always had a special place in my heart and, together with Oldenburg's, is my favorite.
You had surgery on your ankle recently. How did that go and how has it been the last weeks not being able to play?
Surgery went amazingly well. I was in great hands with foot/ankle specialist Dr. Preis in Wiesbaden. I am feeling better every day and God-willing, I will be on the court faster than anticipated. The last few weeks not playing has not been fun. I am very competitive and not being able to be on the court with my teammates hurts.
You have been pretty injury free your whole career except your junior career with Wright State. With time and experience does a player gain the ability to know how to play wiser knowing how to get around sustaining dumb injuries that could have been avoided on the court?
Haha I wish that were the case. The longer you play, you get to know the 'dirtier' players and you try not to get caught in a situation where a dumb injury can occur. Injuries are going to happen regardless of how wise you become, and sometimes, if you actively try to avoid injuries, the more likely they happen.
Up until your last game in Frankfurt, you were playing very consistently averaging 13,0ppg,3,3rpg and 3,0apg. How much of a pain was it physically playing on a bad ankle?
I have been in pain almost all season and it has definitely affected my play, and it even affected my mentality at times. I wasn't as aggressive and did not have the explosiveness and power that my game commands. I could not help the team like I was used to and It was very frustrating at times.
Last season you averaged 14.7ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.3apg, FGP: 49.8%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 83.5%; Eurocup: 18 games: 11.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 83.7%. Your scoring is down this season. Has your role changed a bit this season with more scoring options?
No, my role has
not changed at all. Up to my last game at the end of November, I have not
played to the level I played at last season. I do believe I can play a lot
better and will try to prove that when I get back on the court.
How much fun is it playing possibly with the best small forward Rickey Paulding and best center Brian Qvale in the BBL? How much easier do they make your job on the court?
I love playing with Rickey and Brian. I have gotten to know them over the last year and a half of being teammates and as good a players as they are, they are even better people off the court. They do so much for the team. Rickey is our leader and and sets a great example for everyone. Brian is an unstoppable force on the block and our defensive anchor.
The EWE Baskets Oldenburg have been up and down with a 8-8 record. How confident are you that the club will have a big turn around in the second half of the season?
I am 100% confident that we will turn up the heat and start playing how we did the second half of last year. We have too many good players and our team chemistry is too good for us not to make a second half push and a deep playoff run.
The club had some good defensive games against Braunschweig, Tuebingen and BG Goettingen earlier in the season. But overall the team has been allowing too many points. What area on the defensive end does the team need to make improvements in the second half of the season?
We just have to execute the defensive plan a little bit better. Our defense could be a lot worse, but if we want to challenge the Top 4, we need to have the same focus every defensive possession and to have constant communication. Just a little bit of talking on that end would fix a lot mistakes we make by having each other's backs.
The club is 6-4 in Champions League play and holding it's own, but it could be 8-2 having lost some close games. What has been the biggest challenge the team has had being successful in this competition?
The Champions league has proved to be a very competitive league in only its first year in existence. The challenge has been in bringing the focus and motivation to every game. We don't have as many fans attending the games home or away as in the BBL and the travel is much more intense also. It is important that we control only what we can control and that is our effort, focus, and mentality every night.
Last season Olden burg had an unwanted departure in the quarterfinals against a very nasty but potent Ulm team. Do the EWE Baskets Oldenburg have the character to be a championship team or just be a strong team that will make the playoffs, but not do damage?
Ulm has not looked back since that series. They are showing their class with their amazing start this year. Of course we believe we have the character, talent, and team chemistry to win a BBL championship. Why else do we play the game? We can beat anyone at any given time, but we have to take it one practice and one game at a time if we want to make it to that level.
I was impressed by the 16 point game by Belgium national player Maxime Zeeuw in Frankfurt. Has he been the solid role player from the bench that you envisioned when he was picked up?
I played against Maxime in Eurocup when I was in Nancy and he was in Rome, so I knew him as a player and his athletic ability and intensity still surprised me. He has high work ethic and can affect the game in many different ways on the court.
Chris Kramer once scored a bucket sitting on the floor at Purdue. You have seen him now everyday for the second season. What has been the most amazing thing you have seen him do on the court in a game or practice?
Chris is the definition of 'machine'. He is a work-horse that is always making amazing plays on both ends of the court. As many tomahawk dunks as he's had in his career, the most incredible things I've seen from him are his chase down blocks. He comes flying out of nowhere when you least expect it.
You are 29 years old and in your sixth season. Would you say that you are in your prime now? Do you see yourself heightening your game in the next few seasons?
Yes, I believe I am in my prime physically, but I always feel there is room to improve, especially from a mental perspective. I have no idea what God's plans are for me and my game, but I am always striving to get better and I want to play the best basketball I can for as long as possible. I will control what I can, but I am just along for the ride.
You played two seasons with the Walter Tigers Tuebingen.and Reggie Redding. Did you know then that he would become a Euroleague player with Alba Berlin and Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (Turkey-BSL)?
I knew Reggie was incredibly talented and could play at a very high level, but you never know what is going to happen. He definitely belongs at that level and proves that day-in and day-out. He is a great guy and I want nothing but the best for him.
You also played a season with American point guard Cameron Wells. How refreshing is it for you to have seen his development with the Giessen 46ers into a very fine BBL player?
It is awesome to see the way Cam is playing. The situation in Tuebingen was a tough one for him. He has reinvented himself in Giessen as a leader and a go-to guy and he has really thrived in that role. He has a bright future.
As a rookie, you told me this about Dashaun Wood. '! Dashaun beat me 9 out of 10 times on one on one. I was a young puppy out of high school and he was the horizon league player of the year. I don't remember him having any weaknesses other than he was smaller than me so I could post him up. How would that older puppy do against him today?
Haha well Dashaun will for sure disagree with me,, but I think I could take him now. He is one of those guys that is best in a competitive trash talk situation. He raises his level and can play with ANYONE, but I think my strength and athleticism would outlast him. It would be interesting to see that go down. We might have to schedule a closed 1 on 1 game soon.
If you had to construct your own NBA Rushmore, which 4 heads would you choose?
Michael, Magic, Larry and Wilt. And there is no debate!
Lebron finally brought an NBA title to the Cavs. Where does he stand at the moment in the never ending debate with where he stands as the best of all-time?
That is a great question and I'm sure many fist fights have been started by it. I could argue that the last Championship was his greatest of the 3 and it puts him into the top 5 all-time greats. His resume needs a lot more work to crack the top 3, but he is definitely capable of that.
Where do you rank Kevin Garnett with the best power forwards that ever played the game? He is number 4 in my personal opinion. Tim Duncan is #1, Karl Malone, is 2, James Worthy is 3 and then KG, but that sure is debatable too.
Klay Thompson recently hit 60 points in 29 minutes touching the ball for only 90 seconds. Where does this performance rank with you?
It is one of the most amazing scoring displays of all-time. It is close behind Wilt's 100 and Kobe's 81. I was very surprised that he didn't demand to stay in the game. He was 'en fuego' and who knows how many times that type of feeling will happen throughout his career.
One always talks about Lebron and Curry, but one has to mention Russell Westbrook. He is averaging triple double stats at the moment. Is he stat wise the best player in the world right now?
Yes, he absolutely is. The numbers he puts up on a nightly bases are out of this world. He is responsible for almost every creative decision on that team and its crazy that he has that high of efficiency with the speed and intensity he plays with.
What was your most memorable Christmas experience in Indiana when you were a kid?
Our family had a long tradition of driving to Fort Wayne, Indiana and going to (what we thought) was the best Mexican restaurant in the U.S. We would eat there Christmas Eve with my Grandparents and then drive to their house, which was 30 minutes away, to stay and open of presents Christmas morning. We did that for 15+ straight years and it always puts a smile on my face when I think of those times.
What was the last movie that you saw?
Disney's Moana with my wife, Maria, and my 18 month old son, Gianni.
Giesen 46ers head coach Denis Wucherer is battling week by week in presenting the best prepared team for every new EasyCredit BBL opponent, but he does have some space in his basketball mind concerning next season and upholding the potent team chemistry and has kept the German boys Benjamin Lischka (204-F-89) and Marco Voeller together as they have agreed to contract extenstions. Lischka will stay until 2019 and Voeller until 2018. Lischka is a 27 year old 204cm forward that is currently... [read more]
Giesen 46ers head coach Denis Wucherer is battling week by week in presenting the best prepared team for every new EasyCredit BBL opponent, but he does have some space in his basketball mind concerning next season and upholding the potent team chemistry and has kept the German boys Benjamin Lischka (204-F-89) and Marco Voeller together as they have agreed to contract extenstions. Lischka will stay until 2019 and Voeller until 2018. Lischka is a 27 year old 204cm forward that is currently playing his fourth season with the Hessen team and made a fine debut in the BBL last season playing 31 games: 5.1ppg, 2.3rpg, FGP: 51.3%, 3PT: 40.7%, FT: 78.7%. This season he has played 18 games averaging 3,6ppg, and 2,1rpg while shooting 38,9% from outside. He recently had a 14 point game in 15 minutes in a win against SC Rasta Vechta. The German who also gained experience with Crailsheim and Kirchheim in the Pro A is elated about staying in Giessen. "I am looking forward to the next years. It is a great feeling that I can play in my home. I want to thank Heiko Schelberg that allowed this to happen", stressed Benjamin Lischka.
Marco Voeller is a 28 year old 199cm forward that celebrated his birthdayrecently and is playing his first season in Giessen. It took him a while in his career until he was able to make his debut in the EasyCredit BBL as he was 27 years old with Giessen. The German who is the son of German football legend Rudi Voeller played in locations like TV Langen, Hanau and Gotha where he developed slowly, but also stuck to his trade and now is playing in the best league in Germany. This season Voeller has seen action in 17 games averaging 3,2ppg, and 1,4rpg. The German is also content about remaining in Giessen. "I am looking forward to playing anotehr season in Giessen. I feel comfortable here and it is fun to play in this environment, so making this decision was easy", added Marco Voeller.
According to eurobasket sources Pro A team Hebesien White Wings have added Isaiah Sykes(198-G-91, college: Cent.Florida) to the roster to help bolster their rotation in the scoring and rebounding categories.Isaiah Sykes is a 25 year od 198cm guard from Detroit, Michigan playing his third professional season. He started the season in Israel with Hapoel Gilboa Afula (Israel-National League) where he played four games averaging 11,5ppg, 11,5rpg and 2,8apg. Last season he played for Maccabi H... [read more]
According to eurobasket sources Pro A team Hebesien White Wings have added Isaiah Sykes (198-G-91, college: Cent.Florida) to the roster to help bolster their rotation in the scoring and rebounding categories. Isaiah Sykes is a 25 year od 198cm guard from Detroit, Michigan playing his third professional season. He started the season in Israel with Hapoel Gilboa Afula (Israel-National League) where he played four games averaging 11,5ppg, 11,5rpg and 2,8apg. Last season he played for Maccabi Hod Hasharon (Israel-National League) playing 25 games: 19.9ppg, Reb-2 (14.3rpg), 4.9apg, 2.2spg, FGP: 59.9%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 34.5%.
Skyes started his basketball career in 2010 with Cent.Florida (NCAA) playing 32 games: 4.0ppg, 3.2rpg. In his second season he played 32 games: 12.5ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 56.4%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 54.3%. As a junior he played 31 games: 16.0ppg, 7.5rpg, 4.5apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 32.0%, FT: 61.7%. As a senior in 2013-2014 he played 30 games: 17.2ppg, 7.2rpg, 3.5apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 54.0%. He started his professional career in 2014 with U.S. Basket Recanati (Italy-A2 Silver) playing 28 games: 17.2ppg, 8.2rpg, 3.6apg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT: 55.2%; A2 Gold Playoffs: 3 games: 17.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.0apg. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been C-USA Tournament Semifinals -12, All-C-USA 1st Team -13
C-USA All-Defensive Team -13, NABC Division I All-District 11 1st Team -13, All-AAC 2nd Team -14, AAC All-Tournament Team -14, Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Silver 2nd Team -15, and Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Honorable Mention -16.