One thing that Stefan Koch has been amazing at doing the last seasons was hauling in top point guards like Americans Tyrese Rice, David Holston or Demond Mallet and now he has struck again bringing in an ex Beko BBL player with Branislav Ratkovica (192-G-85, agency: Beo Basket). Rathkovica is a 27 year old 192cm guard from Serbia that is a good defender on the perimeter, he's a PG with leadership and court vision that can play even the 2 position if needed, thanks to good scoring skills and size. He started the season at Aliaga Petkim (Turkey-TBL, starting five): EuroChallenge Qualifying Round: 2 games: 13.0ppg, 2.0rpg, Assists-2 (6.0apg), Steals-4 (2.5spg. He then went to Olin Edirne Basketball (Turkey-TBL) playing 13 games avergaing 5,0ppg, 1,5rpg and 1,9apg.
He started his absketball acreer in 2002 with Beopetrol Beograd (1B). He then played for Atlas Banka Novi Beograd from 2003-2006. He then played for BC Mega Ishrana Beograd. In 2007-2008, he came to the Beko BBL playing for the EWE Baskets Oldenburg. He remained in the Beko BBL playing for the Walter TIgers Tuebingen from 2008-2011. He led the Beko BBL in assists 2010 and 2011. Last season he played for Aliaga Petkim (Turkey-TBL, starting five): 31 games: 9.5ppg, 2.6rpg, Assists-3 (5.3apg), 1.1spg, FGP: 43.5%, 3PT: 36.6%, FT: 71.0%. Awards/Achievements in his absketball career have been Serbia and Montenegro U21 National Team -03-04, Dallas Global Games U21 -03, 04, Serbia and Montenegro U20 National Team -04-05, European Championships U20 in Brno -04 (8 games: 3.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1spg, 3.5bpg), European Championships U20 in Moscow -05 (Bronze): 8 games: 5.1ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.9apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 46.4%, 3FGP: 30%, FT: 54.5%, 1B (Serbian Group) Runner-Up -05, German Bundesliga Semifinals -08, Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga Awards All-Bosmans Team -09, Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Bosmans Team -10, German Bundesliga All-Star Game -11, and Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention -11
The Dresden Titans continue to make moves to bolster their roster for the 2016-17 2. Bundesliga ProA campaign. R.J. Price (180-G-93) joins a Dresden team which features Walter Simon (202-F-89, college: Cumberland), Max von der Wippel (207-C-94), Randal Holt (185-PG-91, college: Kent St., agency: Two Points) and Sebastian Heck (201-F/G-95, agency: Blacktop Management) so far. A 23-year-old guard from Richmond, Virginia, Price did not play competitive basketball las season and is now keen... [read more]