#1. This week's number one is an international center Chris Kaman (213-82, college: Cent.Michigan, currently plays in NBA). He was the major contributor in a Dallas Mavericks' victory against the Houston Rockets (9-11) 116-109 in the NBA in Saturday night's game.
Kaman scored 20 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in a mere 19 minutes on the court.
The Dallas Mavericks have 11-10 record this season.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.
Kaman has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 14.3ppg, 6.7rpg, 2FGP: 54.1% and FT: 81.4% in the 19 games he played so far.
Kaman is a naturalized American.
He played for the German senior national team one years ago.
Strangely Kaman has never played in Germany.
#2. Second place goes to an international center Tibor Pleiss (215-89, currently plays in Euroleague). He contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Anadolu Efes (5-4) 91-76 in the Euroleague on Friday night.
Pleiss scored 8 points in only 13 minutes.
Caja Laboral Vitoria (3-6) is placed fourth in group C.
His team will play only one more game in the Euroleague Regular Season. And that game will be critical.
This year Pleiss' overall stats are: 4.2ppg, 2.3rpg, 2FGP: 43.8% in the six games.
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). He led Gonzaga to a 2-point victory against the Washington State University 71-69 in the NCAA last Wednesday.
Harris scored 23 points, had 6 boards, passed 3 assists and added 4 steals in 37 minutes.
The Gonzaga University has conference record this season.
It's Harris' fourth year with the team.
This year his total stats are: 10.0ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 53.8%, 3FGP: 46.7%(14-30) and FT: 74.3% in the 11 games.
Harris is also a member of the German senior national team.
#4. Shooting guard Patrick Heckmann (196-92, currently studies in the States) led Boston Coll. to a victory against the St.Francis College (NY) 72-64 in the NCAA on Saturday night.
He scored 18 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists.
The Boston College has conference record this season.
Heckmann has averaged so far 10.0ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.6apg.
He is also German national team player.
#5. Former international guard Chad Toppert (201-85, college: N.Mexico, currently plays in Spain) managed to help CAI Zaragoza in a victory against one of league's weakest teams Assignia Manresa (1-10) 82-75 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday.
He scored only 2 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 15 minutes.
CAI Zaragoza (7-4) is placed sixth in the ACB.
But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen.
Toppert has averaged so far 2.4ppg and 1.5rpg in the 11 games.
He is a naturalized American.
Toppert used to play for the German national team
two years ago.
Apparently he has never played in Germany.
#6. Swingman Kevin Bright (196-92, is currently at the American university) contributed to an overtime Vanderbilt's surprising victory against the Xavier University (1-0) 66-64 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game.
Bright had a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 10 rebounds in 42 minutes.
The Vanderbilt University has conference record this season.
It's Bright's first year with the team.
He has very impressive stats this year: 15.9ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.1spg in the 15 games.
Bright is U20 international player who is currently on the German National Team roster.
#7. Former U20 international forward Christian Standhardinger (203-89, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the Hawaii in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance the Hawaii was defeated 63-56 at home by the Pepperdine University.
Standhardinger recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 10 rebounds.
This season Standhardinger has very high stats. He averages: 15.9ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.1spg.
Standhardinger used to play for the German U20 national team
three years ago.
#8. Guard Thomas Reuter (198-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to help the E.Washington in their game against the University of Idaho (0-0) in the NCAA. Despite his good performance in Thursday night's game Reuter recorded 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
It's Reuter's first season with the team.
He has relatively good stats this year: 12.9ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.6apg.
Reuter used to play for the German U18 national team
back in 2010.
#9. An experienced former U22 international power forward Tilo Klette (206-77, currently plays in Japan) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Levanga Hokkaido (3-17) in their game against Tochigi Brex (5-15) in the Japanese JBL, despite his very good performance last Saturday.
He recorded 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in a mere 17 minutes.
But the bottom-ranked Levanga Hokkaido lost 77-89 on the road to the one of league's weakest teams (#7) Tochigi Brex.
This year Klette has relatively solid stats: 12.6ppg and 6.5rpg in the 19 games.
He used to play for the German U22 national team
thirteen years ago.
#10. Forward Michael Kessens (206-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Longwood in their game against the Georgetown University (0-0) in the NCAA. Despite his good performance on Monday night Kessens scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds.
Kessens has reliable stats this season: 12.6ppg and 6.5rpg.
He is U20 international player as one years ago he still played for the German national team.
#11. Former U20 international guard T.J. DiLeo (190-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Temple in their game against the Duke University in the NCAA.
He scored 7 points in 19 minutes.
His team was crushed by 23 points 90-67.
DiLeo's stats this year are: 12.6ppg and 6.5rpg in the 19 games.
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.
#12. Former U18 international guard Sebastian Koch (203-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an Elon's shocking victory against the Dartmouth College crushing them 71-49 in the NCAA on Tuesday night.
Koch scored only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 30 minutes.
Koch averaged so far 12.6ppg and 6.5rpg in the 19 games.
He used to play for the German U18 national team
back in 2009.
#13. U20 international guard Mario Blessing (188-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to a USC Upstate's victory against the The Univ.of Texas - San Antonio 88-77 in the NCAA last Saturday.
Blessing scored 6 points and added 3 passes in 24 minutes.
Blessing averaged so far 12.6ppg and 6.5rpg in the 19 games.
He is also German U20 national team player.
#14. U20 international forward Dennis Ogbe (201-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Tenn Tech in their game against the Gardner-Webb University in the NCAA.
Ogbe scored 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 26 minutes.
His team was badly defeated by 20 points 61-41.
Ogbe averaged so far 12.6ppg and 6.5rpg in the 19 games.
He used to play for the German U20 national team
#15. Former U16 international center Alexander Machowski (205-91, currently plays in Poland) couldn't help Polonia in their game against MKS DG in the Polish 1Liga (second division).
Machowski recorded 5 points.
His team was defeated 82-69.
Machowski has averaged so far 2.8ppg and 1.3rpg.
He used to play for the German U16 national team
five 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 Regatas Corrientes' victory against the fourth-ranked Penarol (0-3) 65-58 in the Liga Sudamericana last Wednesday.
He recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 16 rebounds. Kammerichs also added 2 blocks (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line).
Regatas Corrientes (2-1) is placed first in group G.
It's Kammerichs' first season with the team.
Kammerichs is currently third on the league's list of best rebounders and also on the list of best blockers (third place).
His overall stats this season are: 8.0ppg, 11.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.7bpg.
Kammerichs has a dual citizenship: German and Argentinian.
#2. Experienced Robert Sarovic (205-F-78, currently plays in Romania) led Timisoara to a victory against the eighth-ranked Gaz Metan (7-5) 77-69 in the Romanian Division A in Saturday night's game.
Sarovic scored 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.
BC Timisoara (8-3) is placed third in the Division A.
It's Sarovic's first season with the team.
His total stats this year are: 10.0ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.6apg.
Sarovic is another player who holds two passports: Serbian and German.
#3.Kiril Wachsmann (203-C/F-83, agency: Edge Sports, college: Iona, currently plays in Spain) led Melilla Baloncesto to a 1-point victory over the closely-ranked Ourense (0-4) 76-75 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Friday night's game.
Wachsmann was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 11 rebounds in 37 minutes.
Melilla Baloncesto (2-8) is placed second from the bottom (#13) in the LEB Gold.
It was Melilla Baloncesto's first victory after eight consecutive loses.
Wachsmann is currently second on the list of best rebounders with 7.9rpg.
He also averaged so far 9.5ppg and 1.2apg in the 10 games he played so far.
#4.Robert Tomaszek (204-F-81, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: Texas Tech, currently plays in Poland) contributed to a Energa Czarni's victory against the eighth-ranked Kotwica (3-8) 80-76 in the Polish TBL last Sunday.
Tomaszek scored 6 points.
Energa Czarni Slupsk (8-4) is placed third in the TBL.
Tomaszek has averaged so far 8.8ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.5apg and 1.1spg.
He has both German and Polish nationalities.
#5.Mario Stojic (198-G/F-80, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Belgium), who plays in the Belgian Ethias League could not help Base Oostende (4-4) to beat VOO Verviers-Pepinster (2-6).
Stojic scored 9 points in 35 minutes.
But Base Oostende was edged 63-61 on the road by the league outsider (#8) VOO Verviers-Pepinster.
But the season just started, so everything may happen.
It's Stojic's first year with the team.
He has relatively good stats this season: 11.7ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.4apg in the seven games.
Stojic also holds two passports: Croatian and German.
#6.Julian Sensley (206-F-82, college: Hawaii, currently plays in South Korea) helped Dongbu Promy win their game against the closely-ranked Sonic Boom KT 72-62 in the South Korean KBL in Wednesday night's game.
He scored 14 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 7 assists.
Sensley has relatively good stats this season: 13.6ppg, 6.3rpg and 3.6apg.
He is a naturalized American.
Apparently Sensley has never played in Germany.
#7.Urule Igbavboa (203-C-87, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Sweden), who plays in the Swedish Basketligan was not able to help LF Basket (7-8) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Igbavboa's very good performance LF Basket was edged 84-83 at home by the second-ranked Uppsala Basket.
He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Igbavboa also added 6 rebounds.
Igbavboa has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.9ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.1spg.
Igbavboa is a naturalized American.
He used to play for MEG Goettingen in German league.
#8.Ben Rice (195-F-90, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, currently plays in Israel) helped Bnei Hasharon win their game against one of league's weakest teams Galil Gilboa 84-81 in the Israeli Winner League on Monday night.
He scored 8 points in 25 minutes.
Rice has relatively good stats this year: 12.9ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.6apg in the eight games.
He has Israeli and German nationalities.
#9.Till Gloger (203-F-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Maine win their game against the Fisher College crushing them 97-42 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game.
Gloger recorded 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 23 minutes.
Gloger's stats this year are: 12.6ppg and 6.5rpg in the 19 games.
#10.Martin Seiferth (208-F-90, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to secure a victory for the E.Washington in their last game on Thursday. Despite his good performance the E.Washington was edged in an overtime 81-79 on their home court in Cheney, WA by the University of Idaho.
Seiferth recorded 10 points.
Seiferth's stats this season are: 12.6ppg and 6.5rpg.
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.