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BBL Standings
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Braunschweig 0-0 
 5. Bremerhaven 0-0 
 6. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 7. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 8. Fraport SKY 0-0 
 9. Giessen 46ers 0-0 
 10. Goettingen 0-0 
 11. Jena 0-0 
 12. Ludwigsburg 0-0 
 13. MBC 0-0 
 14. Oettinger R. 0-0 
 15. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 16. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
 17. Walter Tigers 0-0 
 18. Wuerzburg 0-0 
Last:7/25/2017
ProA Standings
 1. Chemnitz 1-0 
 2. Crailsheim 1-0 
 3. Hamburg 1-0 
 4. Heidelberg 1-0 
 5. Kirchheim 1-0 
 6. OrangeAcademy 1-0 
 7. Phoenix Hagen 1-0 
 8. Vechta 1-0 
 9. Baunach 0-1 
 10. Ehingen 0-1 
 11. Hanau 0-1 
 12. Karlsruhe PS 0-1 
 13. Koeln Rh.Stars 0-1 
 14. Nuernberg 0-1 
 15. Trier 0-1 
 16. Uni Baskets 0-1 
Full Standings
Last:9/25/2017
ProB Standings
North
 1. Bernau 1-0 
 2. ETB Wohnbau 1-0 
 3. Rostock 1-0 
 4. Schalke 1-0 
 5. Stahnsdorf 1-0 
 6. Art.Dragons 0-0 
 7. Rist Wedel 0-0 
 8. Bochum 0-1 
 9. Cuxhaven 0-1 
 10. Itzehoe 0-1 
 11. Oldenburg 0-1 
 12. Wolfenbuettel 0-1 
South
 1. Bayer Giants 1-0 
 2. Dragons 1-0 
 3. Elchingen 1-0 
 4. Giessen 46ers II 1-0 
 5. Iserlohn 1-0 
 6. Schwelm 1-0 
 7. Coburg 0-1 
 8. Dresden 0-1 
 9. FC Bayern II 0-1 
 10. Fraport SKY II 0-1 
 11. Karlsruhe SC 0-1 
 12. Wuerzburg 0-1 
Full Standings
Last:9/25/2017
Regionalliga Standings
North
 1. Aschersleben 1-0 
 2. Bergedorf 1-0 
 3. BSW Sixers 1-0 
 4. Neustadt TSV 1-0 
 5. Vechta II 1-0 
 6. Wusterhausen 1-0 
 7. Westerstede 0-0 
 8. ALBA Berlin II 0-1 
 9. Ebstorf 0-1 
 10. Goetting.ASC 0-1 
 11. Rendsburg 0-1 
 12. Stade 0-1 
 13. Weser Bsk/BTS 0-1 
South-East
 1. Gotha II 1-0 
 2. Muenchen OSB 1-0 
 3. Rosenheim 1-0 
 4. Treuchtlingen 1-0 
 5. TSV Troester 1-0 
 6. Vilsbiburg 1-0 
 7. Zwickau 1-0 
 8. Ansbach 0-1 
 9. Bamberg 0-1 
 10. Herzogenaurach 0-1 
 11. Jena II 0-1 
 12. Leitershofen 0-1 
 13. Oberhaching 0-1 
 14. Schwabing 0-1 
South-West
 1. Fellbach 1-0 
 2. Kaiserslautern 1-0 
 3. Koblenz 1-0 
 4. Saarlouis/Dillingen 1-0 
 5. Schwenningen 1-0 
 6. Speyer 1-0 
 7. Tuebingen II 1-0 
 8. Crailsheim II 0-0 
 9. Eisbaeren 0-1 
 10. Kronberg 0-1 
 11. Langen 0-1 
 12. Lich II 0-1 
 13. Limburg 0-1 
 14. Mainz 0-1 
 15. Stuttgart 0-1 
West
 1. Grevenbroich 3-0 
 2. Hertener Loewen 3-0 
 3. Muenster 2-0 
 4. Recklinghausen 2-0 
 5. Hagen BG 2-1 
 6. Duesseldorf 2-1 
 7. Herford 2-1 
 8. Ibbenbueren 1-1 
 9. Hagen-Haspe 1-2 
 10. Westfalen M. 0-0 
 11. Bonn II 0-3 
 12. Dorsten 0-3 
 13. Kamp-Lintfort 0-3 
 14. Salzkotten 0-3 
Full Standings
Last:9/25/2017
NBBL Standings
Group 1
 1. AB Baskets 0-0 
 2. ALBA Berlin 0-0 
 3. BA Weser-Ems 0-0 
 4. BG Goettingen 0-0 
 5. Eisbaeren Brem. 0-0 
 6. Junior Loewen 0-0 
 7. Piraten Hamburg 0-0 
 8. Uni Baskets 0-0 
 9. Young Dragons 0-0 
Group 2
 1. Eintracht Frankfu.. 0-0 
 2. Phoenix Hagen 0-0 
 3. RheinStars Koeln 0-0 
 4. ROTH Energie 0-0 
 5. Ruhr 0-0 
 6. Schoder Junior 0-0 
 7. Team Bonn/Rh. 0-0 
 8. TSV Bayer 04 0-0 
Group 3
 1. Crailsheim Merlins 0-0 
 2. MBC Junior Sixers 0-0 
 3. NINERS Academy 0-0 
 4. Nuernberg Falcons 0-0 
 5. Rockets Gotha 0-0 
 6. Science City Jena 0-0 
 7. TenneT Young 0-0 
 8. TSV Troester 0-0 
 9. Wuerzburg Ak. 0-0 
Group 4
 1. Allgau/Memmingen 0-0 
 2. BG Karlsruhe 0-0 
 3. Blue Giants 0-0 
 4. FC Bayern 0-0 
 5. Ludwigsburg BBA 0-0 
 6. Muenchen Akad. 0-0 
 7. ratiopharm Ulm 0-0 
 8. Team Urspring 0-0 
 9. Young Tigers 0-0 
Last:9/22/2017
2.Regionalliga Standings
North-East
 1. Tiergarten 19-3 
 2. Berlin SSC 18-4 
 3. Charlottenburg 15-7 
 4. Hermsdorf 12-10 
 5. Wolmirstedt 11-11 
 6. Zehlendorf 11-11 
 7. Cottbus 10-12 
 8. Berlin SV 10-12 
 9. ALBA Berlin III 9-13 
 10. Halle USV 8-14 
 11. Stahnsdorf 2 7-15 
 12. Koepenick 2-20 
North-North
 1. Bergedorf 20-2 
 2. Ebstorf 18-4 
 3. Bramfelder 17-5 
 4. Hamburg-West 14-8 
 5. Eimsbuetteler 14-8 
 6. Rist Wedel 2 9-13 
 7. Bremerhaven 9-13 
 8. Rostock 8-14 
 9. Kieler 7-15 
 10. Luebecker 7-15 
 11. Einfeld 5-17 
 12. Kronshagen 4-18 
North-West
 1. Neustadt TSV 17-5 
 2. Bramsche TuS 16-6 
 3. Goetting.ASC 15-7 
 4. Wolfenbuettel 15-7 
 5. Quakenbrueck 15-7 
 6. Goetting.BG II 12-10 
 7. Oldenburg II 10-12 
 8. Langenhagen 8-14 
 9. Osnabruecker TB 8-14 
 10. Buergerfelder 7-15 
 11. Weende-Goet. 7-15 
 12. Hameln 2-20 
Southeast-North
 1. Gotha II 22-0 
 2. Bamberg 17-5 
 3. Wuerzburg Trop. 15-7 
 4. Chemnitz II 13-9 
 5. Dresden Tit.2 12-10 
 6. Neustadt DJK 12-10 
 7. Litzendorf 11-11 
 8. Regnitztal 9-13 
 9. Neumarkt 9-13 
 10. Erfurt 7-15 
 11. Regensburg 5-17 
 12. Nuernberg 0-22 
Southeast-South
 1. Muenchen OSB 19-3 
 2. Muenchen Bsk 17-5 
 3. Dachau 14-8 
 4. Leitershofen/S. II 14-8 
 5. Muenchen DJK 14-8 
 6. Landsberg 13-9 
 7. MIL Baskets 11-11 
 8. Jahn Freising 9-13 
 9. Passau 8-14 
 10. Slama Jama 7-15 
 11. Schrobenhausen 5-17 
 12. Ingolstadt 1-21 
Southwest-B-W
 1. Crailsheim II 23-3 
 2. Mannheim 22-4 
 3. Moehringen 18-8 
 4. Schwaebisch H. 15-11 
 5. Kirchheim/Teck 15-11 
 6. Haiterbach 15-11 
 7. Ulm BB 13-13 
 8. Heidelberg-Kir. 11-15 
 9. Karlsruhe PS II 11-15 
 10. Ludwigsb.BSG 10-16 
 11. Urspring 9-17 
 12. Reutlingen 9-17 
 13. Stuttgart ESV 6-20 
 14. Remseck 5-21 
Southwest-North
 1. Kronberg 17-5 
 2. Bergstrasse 16-6 
 3. Giessen 14-8 
 4. Horchheim 12-10 
 5. Langen II 12-10 
 6. Koblenz 2 11-11 
 7. Rossdorf 11-11 
 8. Trier 2 11-11 
 9. Bensheim 10-12 
 10. Volklingen 9-13 
 11. Frankfurt Makk. 5-17 
 12. Kassel 4-18 
West 1
 1. Deutzer 16-6 
 2. Kamp-Lintfort 15-7 
 3. Sechtem SG 14-8 
 4. Bonn-MTuS 13-9 
 5. Bad Muenstereifel 13-9 
 6. Duesseldorf II 12-10 
 7. Barmer TV 12-10 
 8. Wuppertal 11-11 
 9. Koeln II 11-11 
 10. Leichlinger TV 7-15 
 11. Hilden 4-18 
 12. Zuelpich 4-18 
West 2
 1. Westfalen M. 19-1 
 2. Wulfen 16-4 
 3. Dortmund 15-5 
 4. Schwelm II 9-11 
 5. Muenster 2 8-12 
 6. Paderborn II 8-12 
 7. Hagen BG 2 8-12 
 8. Hagen TSV 8-12 
 9. Bochum II 7-13 
 10. Werne 6-14 
 11. Bulmke 6-14 
Last:4/26/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Baskonia 0-0 
 3. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 4. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 5. CSKA 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fenerbahce 0-0 
 9. Khimki 0-0 
 10. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 11. Olympiacos 0-0 
 12. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 13. Real Madrid 0-0 
 14. Unicaja 0-0 
 15. Valencia 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:9/6/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Andorra 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Darussafaka 0-0 
 4. Fiat TO 0-0 
 5. Paris-Levallois 0-0 
 6. Unics 0-0 
Group B
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. Galatasaray 0-0 
 4. Grissin Bon RE 0-0 
 5. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 6. Lietkabelis 0-0 
Group C
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 3. Limoges 0-0 
 4. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 5. Partizan NIS 0-0 
 6. RETAbet BB 0-0 
Group D
 1. ASVEL 0-0 
 2. Dolomiti En. TR 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Tofas 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Last:7/6/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet 0-0 
Last:9/24/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marcos KNIGHT
  Jena
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Knight, Jena18.3 
 2. Morgan, Ratiopharm17.7 
 3. English, Fraport .17.6 
 4. Paulding, EWE B.16.1 
 5. Mayo, Telekom Bsk15.8 
 6. Kikanovic, ALBA15.5 
 7. Babb, Ratiopharm15.4 
 8. Lewis, Bayreuth15.3 
 9. Odum, Wuerzburg15.3 
 10. Jenkins, Jena15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dyshawn PIERRE
  Braunsch.
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Pierre, Braunsch.7.9 
 2. Marei, Bayreuth7.2 
 3. Evans, Giessen .7.1 
 4. Eatherton, Goett.6.9 
 5. Cooley, Ludwigsb.6.8 
 6. Searcy, Vechta6.7 
 7. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.7 
 8. Knight, Jena6.5 
 9. Qvale, EWE Baskets6.4 
 10. McGhee, Walter T.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Scott MACHADO
  Vechta
  (186-PG-90)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 2. Jordan, Walter T.7.8 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.6 
 4. Odum, Wuerzburg5.7 
 5. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.4 
 6. Mayo, Telekom Bsk5.1 
 7. Sanders, Goettingen5.0 
 8. Siva, ALBA4.8 
 9. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.4.7 
 10. Ruoff, Goettingen4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.5 
 2. Kramer, EWE B.2.2 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 5. Ruoff, Goettingen1.8 
 6. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.6 
 7. Redding, B.Mue.1.6 
 8. Stewart, Walter T.1.6 
 9. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.5 
 10. Anderson, Bayreuth1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Geoffrey GROSELLE
  Braunsch.
  (212-C-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Groselle, Braunsch.1.2 
 2. Theis, Brose Bask.1.2 
 3. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.2 
 4. Gamble, Telekom .1.2 
 5. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 6. Gaffney, ALBA1.0 
 7. Qvale, EWE Baskets0.9 
 8. Austin, Bremerha.0.9 
 9. Elliott, Bremerhaven0.8 
 10. Balvin, B.Muenchen0.8 
Player of the Week

 Alex Ruoff
  Goettingen
  ( 198-F/G-86 )
  

 Johannes Joos
  Trier
  ( 206-C/F-95 )
  

 Steffen Kiese
  Rist Wedel
  ( 190-G-87 )
  

 Tim Eisenberger
  Treuchtlingen
  ( 197-G-91 )
  
Poll


German Basketball (Men)

First Round Schedule
Braunschweig 50% Sep.28 Bremerhaven
Giessen 46er 50% Sep.28 B.Muenchen
Goettingen 50% Sep.28 EWE Baskets
Jena 50% Sep.28 Fraport SKY
Ludwigsburg 50% Sep.28 Telekom Bsk
MBC 50% Sep.28 Oettinger R
Wuerzburg 50% Sep.28 Brose Bask.
Walter Tiger 50% Sep.28 Bayreuth
Ratiopharm 50% Sep.28 ALBA
Check Full Games/Schedule
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

OrangeAcad. 96% Oct.1 Hanau
Ehingen 58% Oct.1 Koeln Rh.Sta
Phoenix Hage 96% Sep.30 Karlsruhe P
Crailsheim 55% Sep.30 Chemnitz
Nuernberg 56% Sep.30 Baunach
Vechta 55% Sep.30 Heidelberg
Hamburg 98% Sep.30 Uni Baskets
Kirchheim 98% Sep.30 Trier
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

North
Schalke 97% Oct.1 Bochum
Rist Wedel Oct.1 Stahnsdorf 96%
Wolfenbuette 56% Sep.30 Itzehoe
Bernau 99% Sep.30 Oldenburg
Dragons 98% Sep.30 Cuxhaven
ETB Wohnbau 58% Sep.30 Rostock
South
Coburg 58% Oct.1 Fraport SKY
FC Bayern I 57% Oct.1 Dresden
Giessen 46e 98% Oct.1 Wuerzburg
Dragons 55% Sep.30 Bayer Giants
Iserlohn 56% Sep.30 Elchingen
Karlsruhe S Sep.30 Schwelm 96%
Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

North
Westerstede Oct.1 BSW Sixers 97%
Stade Oct.1 Vechta II 97%
Goetting.AS 57% Sep.30 Ebstorf
Rendsburg Sep.30 Aschersleben 99%
Weser Bsk/B Sep.30 Bergedorf 99%
Neustadt TS 58% Sep.30 Wusterhausen
South-East
Bamberg Oct.1 Vilsbiburg 96%
Oberhaching Oct.1 Zwickau 96%
TSV Troeste 55% Sep.30 Muenchen OS
Ansbach Sep.30 Rosenheim 97%
Leitershofen Sep.30 Gotha II 99%
Herzogenaura 57% Sep.30 Jena II
Schwabing Sep.30 Treuchtlinge 98%
South-West
Crailsheim 58% Oct.1 Kronberg
Fellbach 59% Oct.1 Kaiserslaute
Tuebingen I 96% Oct.1 Limburg
Lich II Sep.30 Koblenz 98%
Eisbaeren 58% Sep.30 Mainz
Speyer 56% Sep.30 Schwenningen
Stuttgart Sep.30 Saarlouis/Di 98%
West
Dorsten Oct.3 Grevenbroich 99%
Kamp-Lintfor Oct.3 Herford 91%
Recklinghaus 65% Oct.3 Duesseldorf
Hagen BG 95% Oct.3 Bonn II
Hagen-Haspe 82% Oct.3 Salzkotten
Ibbenbueren Oct.3 Muenster 75%
Salzkotten 56% Sep.30 Bonn II
Ibbenbueren 51% Sep.30 Hagen BG
Grevenbroich 99% Sep.30 Kamp-Lintfor
Hertener Loe 99% Sep.30 Dorsten
Muenster 58% Sep.30 Recklinghaus
Herford 81% Sep.30 Hagen-Haspe
Next Round Schedule

Round 17 (Regular Season)

North-East
Junior Loewe 53% Feb.25 AB Baskets
Phoenix Juni 56% Feb.25 BG Goettinge
Uni Baskets 54% Feb.25 ALBA Berlin
Young Dragon 56% Feb.24 Piraten Hamb
North-West
Eintracht Fr 60% Feb.25 RheinStars K
ROTH Energi 55% Feb.25 Phoenix Hage
Ruhr 58% Feb.25 Schoder Juni
Team Bonn/Rh 57% Feb.25 TSV Bayer 0
South-East
NINERS Acad 56% Feb.25 MBC Junior
TSV Troeste 53% Feb.25 Crailsheim M
Wuerzburg Ak 56% Feb.25 Rockets Goth
Science City 57% Feb.25 TenneT Young
South-West
BG Karlsruhe 59% Feb.25 FC Bayern
Allgau/Memmi 61% Feb.25 Muenchen Aka
Ludwigsburg 58% Feb.25 Young Tigers
ratiopharm U 57% Feb.21 Team Ursprin
First Round Schedule
Khimki 57% Oct.13 Valencia
Zalgiris 57% Oct.13 Crvena Zvezd
FC Barcelona 57% Oct.13 Panathinaiko
Anadolu Efes 57% Oct.12 Real Madrid
CSKA 57% Oct.12 EA7 Armani
Brose Bask. 57% Oct.12 Maccabi T-A
Olympiacos 57% Oct.12 Baskonia
Unicaja 57% Oct.12 Fenerbahce
Check Full Games/Schedule
First Round Schedule
Group A
Cedevita 57% Oct.11 Fiat TO
Andorra 57% Oct.11 Unics
Paris-Levall 57% Oct.11 Darussafaka
Group B
Buducnost 57% Oct.11 Grissin Bon
Galatasaray 57% Oct.11 B.Muenchen
Lietkabelis 57% Oct.11 Hapoel J-M
Group C
Limoges 57% Oct.11 Lokomotiv
ALBA 57% Oct.11 Partizan NI
Lietuvos ryt 57% Oct.11 RETAbet BB
Group D
Ratiopharm 57% Oct.11 Tofas
Gran Canaria 57% Oct.11 Zenit
Dolomiti En 57% Oct.11 ASVEL
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Ryan De Michael (I Was Always Honest, Played For My Teammates, And Always had a passion for The Game) - Feb 21, 2013


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Ryan De
Michael
Ryan De Michael (205-F/C-77, college: Tenn-Martin) is a 35 year old 205cm power forward/center that recently announced his retirement. He played at Tenn.-Martin (NCAA). He turned professional in 1999 and played for Pussihukat Vantaa (Finland). He then came to Germany for his first stint playing with SG Sechtem until 2002. He then played for AB Contern (Luxembourg-N1) until 2004. He then returned to Germany in 2004 and played the next eights easons here. He played in the Beko BBL from 2005-2008 for Nurnberg and Tuebingen. He laso played for teams like Jena, Kirchheim and Lich. He played the last two seasons for NBC. Last season he played 28 games: 11.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.4apg, Blocks-2 (1.4bpg), FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 69.6%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball and retiring.

Recently you announced your retirement from professional basketball. You did this in the middle of the season with NBC. What were the main reasons for doing this?

It was time for me to get out. I am 35 and I looked in the mirror and knew it was time to get serious with my life. To start working a normal 9 to 5 job, and to be home with my family. Working during the day, practicing at night, spending my weekends on the road and/or practicing are not something that I could afford to do anymore. I have a new daughter, building a new home, and will be getting married in the summer. My life was heading away from sport. Plus, I was heading for a burn out and because of this my health was starting to suffer.

How difficult was it making this decision hanging up the sneakers?

The decision was very easy after my consultation with my doctor. I want to be healthy and enjoy my life after sport!

NBC is in no mans land in the middle of the pack with a record of 5-7. Is the tendency for the team going more up or down in the future?

NBC should have a bright future. The talent is there and they have a very good coach. All they need is that one game to click and then I think it will be hard to stop them.

You are three years older than head coach Martin Ides and you played with him last season. How did he take the decision of you wanting to retire?

Martin respected my decision. Whether or not he liked my decision, you will have to ask him.

How were the first few days as a retired basketball player? Have you missed anything in general?

My days were exactly the same after I retired. I went to work and went home. Except I didnt have to run off during dinner to go to practice.

What do you think will you miss the most from professional basketball?

I have played basketball so long that I was lucky enough to experience a lot. I believe I wont miss anything.

You played at Tennesse-Martin (NCAA2) in the 90s. Did you ever think that you would have such a long professional career?

UTM is a D1 school changed from D2 a year before I came. The idea was to play in Europe for 3 years and then go back to the states to finish my studies. I had never imagined that I would last so long.


What were your fondest memories from your college days on the court at Tennesse-Martin?

When we played Ohio State University. OSU is my favorite college team and got to play against my dream university.

Who was the best player that you played against in the NCAA that later went on to the NBA or Europe?

I played against many future NBA players. Scoonie Penn, Michael Redd, Marcus Brown, Brad Miller, and a bunch more.

You started your professional basketball career in Finland for Pussihukat Vantaa . What was your wakeup call to the professional ranks there?

That was very strange. I am by nature a team player. I was not used to the "you the man" type basketball. I had to learn to be more selfish. Sometimes it is better to drop 30 than win.

How long could you last in a classic Finish sauna? Lol

The sauna was crazy! I lasted maybe 5 mins!

You then came to Germany in 2000 where you played two strong seasons for SG Sechtem. The next season you went to the Luxemburg league. Didnt you have some offers from the BBL then or was the AB Contern offer the best then?

I had some nice seasons in Sechtem, but at that time I wasnt really represented. It was a good thing though because I was then able to go to Contern and meet a lot of nice people and experience living in another country.

In Luxemburg you were player of the year and won the league title in 2004. WAs these two years another step in your development that got Germans teams more interested in your basketball talent?

Actually many German teams look down on players who play in small leagues in Europe. I had a very hard time getting back over to Germany. Michael Millz actually deserves the credit that I made it back over.

In 2004, you came back to Germany and would never leave again except for a short preseason stint in Hungry. What did Germany have in general that kept you here for 8 straight seasons?

Germany became my home. After 2004 I began to integrate into the German way of life. It wasnt anything in particular, I just felt at home.


You played three years in the Beko BBL from 2005-2008. Are you sad that you werent able to play longer in the Beko BBL.

Not at all. Everything happens for a reason
.

You played a season with a young Heiko Schaffartzik in 2005-2006. What was your impression of him then? Did you think that he could become such a great player?

I played against him also when he was younger. He was good then, and better when we played together. He always worked hard on the court and I am very happy he finally got his chance to show exactly what kind of player he is.

In all you played four years in Nurnberg. What got you too love this town so very much?

My family. Nrnberg is where some of my best memories off the court are. I feel at home here in Franken.

You then played for the Walter TIgers Tuebingen. What will you never forget from AJ Moye on and off the court?

AJ was a good person and a hard worker. I enjoyed playing with him.


You also played with current Tigers head coach Igor Perovic. Did he already have the coaching in his blood as a player?

Yeah, Igor is just that kind of person. If you listen, you can learn a lot. Igor is doing a wonderful job and I am very happy for his success.

What is your fondest memory of playing in the 2007 BBL Allstar game?

It was just a nice feeling to be selected from Nrnberg. It could have been anyone from that team. It helped make that season easier to remember considering the outcome.

You played for Science City Jena in 2008-2009 after the team had played a season in the Beko BBL. Do you think that they will ever return back to the BBL?

I hope so. Jena is a great city with great people in the organization. Plus they try to develop their young players. Something that all Clubs need to start concentrating on more.

You played two seasons at Kirchheim and practiced often with German Philipp Heyden who is playing for MBC. Will the Beko BBL still see him become a late bloomer in the first league?

Phil is a good big man. Has a nice touch even though he is a strong guy. He has all the potential in the world and I hope to see him become more.

Who was the toughest opponent (player) that you had to play against in your career in Germany?

Alexander Nadjfeji. The man could just make you look stupid when you played against him!

What was something that you would have liked to have possessed in your game that you didnt have?

I was happy with what I am born with... but if I had to make a choice, then LeBrons game

What would you like to have fans remember from the game of Ryan De Michael?

I was always honest, played for my teammates, and always had a passion for the game.

What is next for Ryan De Michael? You have a German wife. Will you stay here or return back to the States?

My fiance and I are staying here in Franken. We are building a home and have started our family. I became German because I wanted to, not because of my job.

Could you envision yourself staying in the basketball field?

I have thrown around a lot of ideas about the future of basketball in my life. For now I will concentrate on my family and maybe in the future there will be something for me.

What was the last movie DVD that you saw?

Almanya-Willkommen in Deutschland.


Thanks Ryan for the chat!!All the best in your future.
  




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