BBrian Harper (206-F/G-85, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Paine) is a 27 year old 206cm forward that is commencing his first season in Germany in the Beko BBL for TBB Trier. He started off playing guard at 6'5" at Paine and grew to 6'10" and never changing positions. Brian's a smooth shooting wing with explosive athleticism. He has tremendous lateral movement with a wing span of 7'4". Brian is a talented ball handler. He adds an extra advantage as he utilizes his size to rebound over smaller defenders. He played at Paine (NCAA2) from 2003-2007. He turned professional in 2007 and played for Gimle BBK Bergen (Norway-1Div., starting five): 15 games: Score-3 (25.1ppg), 8.3rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg, 2.0bpg, 2FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 21.5%, FT: 66.3%. In 2008-2009, he played for KCC Egis (Korea-KBL, starting five): Korean League: 9 games: 15.1ppg, 5.6rpg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 76.7%; released in Nov.'08, in Feb.'09 moved to Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League): 8 games: 3.5ppg, 1.6rpg; in March '09 signed at Reno Bighorns (D-League): 5 games: 1.2ppg. In the last three years, he played in Japan for Toyama Grouses (Japan-BJ League) playing a total of 102 games. Last season, he played 49 games: 16.3ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 54.4%, 3PT: 28.7%, FT: 61.3%. He spoke to Eurobasket before the game against TBB Trier.
You recently played in your first Beko BBL Allstar game. How did you like the experience and meeting what player was the coolist experience for you?
It was a great experience I had a blast ! It was fun hanging out with all the other guys.
Canadian dunker Justin Darlington won the slam dunk contest. Was he in another class or could one of the Beko BBL dunkers have beat him on a better day?
Justin is a great athlete and dunker but I think the other guys would have my head if I said none of us could compete with him on any given day...lol.
What is your opinion of fans voting the MVP even if another player might have actually played better?
The Allstar Game is for the fans I understand why the league has the voting system in place.
TBB Trier last played on January ninth. Was the long rest for the team more beneficial or could the long layoff hurt the team rhythm? It's always good when you get a chance to rest your body during the season so I think it helped us. We also understand that rhythm is very important so we have been working hard in practice to make sure that we are ready come game time!
The next game is against the s.Oliver baskets Wurzburg. You beat them on the road 69-62. What do you remember most from that game? That they are a very talented team and they play real hard. It should be a real good game.
TBB Trier hasnt scored more than 80 points this season. What adjustments does the team need to make for the second half of the season? We just have to continue to play together and stay hungry. If we can hold the other teams to less than 79 points the second half of the season we will have no problem with scoring 80.
Were you surprised that the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens made the Superbowl?
Very, but both teams have played extremely well and deserve to be there !
What was the last DVD movie that you saw? Good Fellas.
After three seasons with the EWE Baskets Oldenburg, Nemanja Aleksandrov(210-F/C-87) will no longer wear their jersey. Today the EWE Baskets Oldenburg made a formal announcement concenring the future of Aleksandrov. Aleksandrov is a 29 year old 208cm forward from Serbia that played a total of 108 Beko BBL games and helped the team win the 2015 German cup. He also played 35 Eurocup games in his three year tenur. Last season he played 31 games averaging 7.9ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 48.5%, 3PT: 31.9%... [read more]
After three seasons with the EWE Baskets Oldenburg, Nemanja Aleksandrov (210-F/C-87) will no longer wear their jersey. Today the EWE Baskets Oldenburg made a formal announcement concenring the future of Aleksandrov. Aleksandrov is a 29 year old 208cm forward from Serbia that played a total of 108 Beko BBL games and helped the team win the 2015 German cup. He also played 35 Eurocup games in his three year tenur. Last season he played 31 games averaging 7.9ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 48.5%, 3PT: 31.9%, FT: 84.0%; Eurocup: 17 games: 8.1ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 46.0%, 3PT: 37.7%, FT-2 (95.8%). In the 2014-2015 season he played 34 games averaging 10.3ppg, 4.3rpg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 44.0%, FT: 91.0%; Eurocup: 9 games: 9.6ppg, 4.9rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 28.0%, FT: 86.4%. In his first season with Oldenburg, he played Eurocup: 9 games: 9.9ppg, 5.4rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 90.0%; German League: 43 games: 9.6ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 51.9%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT: 86.9%. He also won a handful of Eurobasket awards including German Bundesliga Semifinals -14, Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Bosmans Team -14, 15, German Bundesliga Cup Winner -15, German Bundesliga Regular Season Runner-Up -16, and German Bundesliga Supercup Finalist -16.