#1. This week's number one is an experienced former international forward Dirk Nowitzki (213-78, currently plays in NBA), who plays in the NBA. He could not help the Dallas Mavericks (26-33) in their last game. Despite Nowitzki's very good performance the Dallas Mavericks lost 90-95 on the road to the Milwaukee Bucks.
He had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 20 rebounds. Nowitzki also added 3 assists in 35 minutes on the court.
It's Nowitzki's 15th season with the team.
He has individually a very good year with high stats. Nowitzki averages: 15.8ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 44.1%, 3FGP: 42.0% and FT: 83.3% in the 30 games he played so far.
He played for the German senior national team two years ago.
#2. Second place goes to former international center Chris Kaman (213-82, college: Cent.Michigan, currently plays in NBA) is a teammate of previously mentioned Dirk Nowitzki. But that was another game of his team in NBA which we would like to mention.
Kaman contributed to a Dallas Mavericks' victory against the Brooklyn Nets (34-26) 98-90.
He scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 23 minutes.
The Dallas Mavericks have 26-33 record this season.
Kaman has very impressive stats this year: 11.8ppg, 6.0rpg, 2FGP: 50.8% and FT: 80.8% in the 46 games.
He is a naturalized American.
Kaman played for the German national team in 2011.
Strangely he has never played in Germany.
#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 an easy victory against the University of Portland (4-12) crushing them 81-52 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game.
He recorded 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.
The Gonzaga University has a very solid 16-0 conference record this season.
So far his team won all sixteen games in the conference.
The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA.
Harris is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Gonzaga's roster.
Harris has relatively good stats this season: 11.8ppg, 6.0rpg, 2FGP: 50.8% and FT: 80.8%.
He is also a member of the German senior national team.
#4. Center Tibor Pleiss (215-89, currently plays in Spain) helped Caja Laboral edge the closely-ranked Regal FC Barcelona (14-9) 69-67 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night.
Pleiss scored 6 points and blocked 2 blocks.
Caja Laboral Vitoria (19-4) is placed second in the ACB.
Pleiss' overall stats this season are: 5.6ppg and 4.6rpg.
He is also German national team player.
#5. Former U20 international forward Dennis Ogbe (201-91, currently studies in the States) led Tenn Tech to a victory against the Morehead State University (8-8) 72-66 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game.
Ogbe recorded 26 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 3 blocks in 34 minutes.
The Tennessee Tech University has 6-10 conference record this season.
The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA.
This year Ogbe's overall stats are: 5.6ppg and 4.6rpg in the 20 games.
He used to play for the German U20 national team
two years ago.
#6. Guard Maodo Lo (190-92, is currently at the American university) helped Columbia win their game against the Yale University (4-3) 59-46 in the NCAA in Friday night's game.
Lo scored 20 points and added 3 assists.
The Columbia University has 3-4 conference record this season.
There are only two games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical.
Lo's total stats this season are: 8.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.1apg and 1.2spg.
He is a former U20 international player as he played for the German team two years ago.
#7. U20 international swingman Kevin Bright (196-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Vanderbilt win their game against the Auburn University (3-13) 62-55 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game.
He recorded 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 33 minutes.
The Vanderbilt University has 7-8 conference record this season.
It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row.
There are only two games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
It's Bright's first year with the team.
This season Bright has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.6apg in the 23 games.
He is also German U20 national team player.
#8. Power forward Tim Ohlbrecht (210-88, currently plays in NBA) managed to help Houston Rockets in a victory against the Dallas Mavericks (26-33) crushing them 136-103 in the NBA on Sunday night.
He scored only 3 points in 6 minutes on the court. It was his first game for Houston Rockets this season.
His team have 33-28 record this season.
Ohlbrecht plays currently for the German national team.
#9. Former U18 international guard Sebastian Koch (203-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Elon win their game against the University of North Carolina, Greensboro (6-11) 80-66 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game.
He recorded 12 points and added 5 passes. It was his first game for Elon this season.
His team has a solid 13-5 conference record this season.
The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA.
Koch used to play for the German U18 national team
four years ago.
#10. Forward Davis Martens (206-89, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to help the Siena (2-11) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Martens' good performance the Siena was badly defeated 80-61 in New Rochelle, NY by the Iona College.
He recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 10 rebounds.
The Regular Season already ended in the NCAA.
Martens has been at the team for four years.
Martens' total stats this season are: 7.2ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.1apg.
He is a former U18 international player as six years ago he still played for the German national team.
#11. Former U20 international forward Christian Standhardinger (203-89, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Hawaii win their game against the Univ. of California-Santa Barbara 70-66 in the NCAA last Thursday.
Standhardinger scored 8 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks.
His total stats this season are: 9.8ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.7apg.
Standhardinger used to play for the German U20 national team
four years ago.
#12. Former U16 international guard Max Dileo (185-93, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to secure a victory for the Monmouth (5-13) in their last game. Despite his good performance the Monmouth lost 63-77 at home to the Mt.Saint Mary's University, MD.
Dileo scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in a mere 19 minutes.
This year his total stats are: 9.8ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.7apg in the 19 games.
Dileo is a naturalized American.
He used to play for the German U16 national team
back in 2009. Apparently Dileo has never played in Germany.
#13. International shooting guard Patrick Heckmann (196-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Boston Coll. edge the The University of Virginia 53-52 in the NCAA in Sunday night's game.
He scored 9 points.
Heckmann has averaged so far 9.8ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.7apg.
He is also German national team player.
#14. Former U20 international point guard T.J. DiLeo (190-90, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Temple win their game against the University of Detroit Mercy 83-78 in the NCAA on Thursday night.
He scored only 3 points and added 3 passes.
DiLeo has averaged so far 5.5ppg and 1.8rpg.
He is a naturalized American.
DiLeo used to play for the German U20 national team
back in 2010. Interesting that he has never played in Germany.
#15. Former U22 international power forward Tilo Klette (206-77, currently plays in Japan) helped Levanga Hokkaido Sapporo edge one of league's weakest teams Mitsubishi Dolphins 69-67 in the Japanese JBL in Sunday night's game.
Klette scored 6 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 16 minutes.
He has reliable stats this year: 12.1ppg and 6.2rpg in the 34 games.
Klette used to play for the German U22 national team
fourteen years ago.
The list of other players, who all have German passport but never been selected to any of German national teams:
#1. Experienced Federico Kammerichs (202-F-80, currently plays in Argentina) was the major contributor in a Regatas Corrientes' victory against the sixth-ranked Libertad Sunchales (22-18) 76-72 in the Argentinian LigaA last Wednesday.
Kammerichs recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks.
Regatas Corrientes (30-11) is placed first in the LigaA.
It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row.
There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical.
Kammerichs belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #4.
His overall stats this season are: 9.9ppg, 8.2rpg and 1.5apg.
Kammerichs has a dual citizenship: German and Argentinian.
#2.Mario Stojic (198-G/F-80, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Belgium) led Base Oostende to a 2-point victory against the fifth-ranked Antwerp Giants (9-10) 69-67 in the Belgian Ethias League last Friday.
Stojic recorded 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 30 minutes.
Telenet Oostende (14-5) is placed first in the Ethias League.
This year Stojic has relatively solid stats: 12.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg in the 18 games he played so far.
He is another player who holds two passports: Croatian and German.
#3.Julian Sensley (206-F-82, college: Hawaii, currently plays in South Korea), who plays in the South Korean KBL could not help one of league's weakest teams Dongbu Promy (19-30) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Sensley's very good performance Dongbu Promy was badly defeated 88-68 at home by the higher-ranked Goyang Orions (#5).
He was the top scorer with 24 points. Sensley also added 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists.
It's Sensley's first season with the team.
This year he has relatively solid stats: 14.3ppg, 5.5rpg and 2.7apg.
Sensley is a naturalized American.
Apparently he has never played in Germany.
#4.Bar Timor (190-PG-92, agency: Avi Zilberman, currently plays in Israel) led Hapoel Tel-Aviv to a surprising victory over the league leader Maccabi T-A (17-2) 69-65 in a derby game in the Israeli Winner League on Sunday night.
Timor was MVP of the game. He recorded 20 points in 26 minutes.
Hapoel Tel-Aviv (8-11) is placed ninth in the Winner League.
There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial.
This year Timor's total stats are: 8.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.1apg and 1.2spg in the 19 games.
He has both Israeli and German nationalities.
#5.Robert Sarovic (205-F-78, currently plays in Romania) led Timisoara to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Miercurea Ciuc (3-22) 89-71 in the Romanian Liga Nationala last Wednesday.
Sarovic scored 14 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 31 minutes.
BC Timisoara (17-8) is placed sixth in the Liga Nationala.
It's Sarovic's first season with the team.
This year he has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.6apg in the 23 games.
Sarovic also holds two passports: Serbian and German.
#6.Martin Seiferth (208-F-90, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to help the E.Washington (6-12) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance the E.Washington was defeated 78-74 on their home court in Cheney, WA by the University of North Dakota.
Seiferth recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting the same number of rebounds. He also added 7 blocks.
This season Seiferth has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.6apg.
#7.Urule Igbavboa (203-C-87, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Sweden) led LF Basket to a victory over the third-ranked Sodertalje Kings 78-63 in the Swedish Basketligan last Tuesday.
Igbavboa was MVP of the game. He scored 22 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists.
Igbavboa has reliable stats this season: 14.7ppg and 7.1rpg.
He is a naturalized American.
Igbavboa used to play for MEG Goettingen in German league.
#8.Robert Tomaszek (204-F-81, college: Texas Tech, currently plays in Poland) contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Kotwica 81-62 in the Polish TBL last Sunday.
He scored 7 points in only 10 minutes.
This year Tomaszek's total stats are: 7.2ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.1apg in the 19 games.
He holds both German and Polish passports.
#9.Ben Rice (195-F-90, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, currently plays in Israel) was not able to secure a victory for Bnei Hasharon in their game against Maccabi Haifa in the Israeli Winner League.
Rice recorded 8 points and added 3 assists in 35 minutes.
His team lost 82-89.
This year Rice's total stats are: 9.8ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.7apg in the 19 games.
He has dual citizenship: Israeli and German.
#10.Ismar Seferagic (201-F, currently plays in Canada) couldn't help the University of Windsor in their game against the Thunderwolves in the Canadian university league CIS, despite his good performance last Saturday.
Seferagic scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 16 minutes.
But his team lost 64-78.
He has averaged so far 5.5ppg and 1.8rpg in the 23 games.
Seferagic holds both German and Canadian passports.
Brendan Lane(206-C-90, college: Pepperdine) is a 25 year old 206cm center from Rocklin, California playing his third professional season and second in Germany in the Beko BBL with the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg. As a rookie he played with Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins (Japan-NBL): 52 games: 12.8ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 53.0%, 3PT: 35.4%, FT: 73.4%. He started his basketball career in 2009 with UCLA (NCAA) where he played until 2012 playing a total of 79 NCAA games. He finished his college b... [read more]
Brendan Lane (206-C-90, college: Pepperdine) is a 25 year old 206cm center from Rocklin, California playing his third professional season and second in Germany in the Beko BBL with the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg. As a rookie he played with Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins (Japan-NBL): 52 games: 12.8ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 53.0%, 3PT: 35.4%, FT: 73.4%. He started his basketball career in 2009 with UCLA (NCAA) where he played until 2012 playing a total of 79 NCAA games. He finished his college basketball career at : Pepperdine (NCAA, starting five) playing 29 games averaging 13.2ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.2apg, 2.4bpg, FGP: 56.6%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 62.4%. Last season with Wurzburg he played 37 games averaging 13.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 59.6%, 3PT: 14.8%, FT: 73.6%. He belongs to the top centers in the Beko BBL He spoke to eurobasket after the big 73-64 win against the Fraport Skyliners.
Brendan thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Congrats on the two game winning streak. Is this years team finally figuring out how to win games? Yeah I think we finally got that confidence back after that tough start. Getting that first win was big for us and hopefully we can keep it going now.
s.Wurzburg assistant coach Stephan Voelkl had a busy weekend last week scouting both Frankfurt games against the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg and ratiopharm Ulm. Nevertheless, the Fraport Skyliners crushed you and was leading 40-22 at halftime. Did Frankfurt do anything out of the ordinary that Wurzburg didn't know going into the game which made it so difficult to keep them in check? No they weren't doing anything that we didn't prepare for, we just didn't show up to play that first half and we really struggled.
The 0/12 three point woes of the s.oliver Wurzburg didn't help either. How frustrating were the first 20 minutes and was it at that point just one of those days where nothing was falling? Yeah that was tough, but I think it was more of just settling for threes and not attacking. We were being passive and just shooting rather than attacking and setting up good shots.
I can imagine that the atmosphere was tense at halftime in the locker room. What magic words of wisdom did head coach Doug Spradley find to help get the team back on track?
At halftime he basically just said we were playing soft and not fighting at all. He just challenged us to come out in the second half and fight and do anything we could to get back into the game.
The s.Oliver Wurzburg finally got on track in the third quarter going on a 16-2 run. What adjustments did the club make to get back into the game?
I think we just started being more aggressive on defense and we were able to get some steals or rebounds and speed up the tempo of the game.
You really got going in the third quarter getting your share of buckets. Did you feel the need to have to step up? Yeah we weren't creating much offensively, especially inside, so it was important that we started rolling harder to the basket and being more aggressive and my teammates did a great job finding me when I was open.
The s.Oliver Wurzburg continued to play masterful basketball going on a 22-5 run to decide the game. What was key for keeping up the defensive consistency in the last frame? We just kept up the pressure. We knew they had played a lot of games in the past week so they probably had tired legs at the end so we had to keep being the aggressor and not let up.
So far no BBL teams have had any clue how to slow down rookie Shavon Shields who scored 18 points. Why is this guy so dominant at the moment?
He is a very versatile 4 man who can create his own shots which can be very difficult for teams to guard and he's playing with a lot of confidence.
Do you believe as time goes on that teams will figure out Shavon Shields or will he continue to hurt opponents with his quickness and pretty moves?
I think he's going to be dangerous all season. Teams will definitely focus on him more as he continues to produce, but he's still a very good player that will cause a lot of problems for teams.
The s.Oliver Wurzburg have had a slow start losing it's first four games, but have a two game winning streak now. What assets does the tam have this season they didn't have last season that will enable the club to have a another good season?
I think we are much deeper this season, but right now we are just learning how to play with each other. Last year we had great chemistry from the start and that showed with our start last year. But this year it's taken us a little longer and we had to face some adversity with the 0-4 start. Hopefully this will help us in the long term and we can get back to where we think we can finish in this league.
Jake Odum might be one of the most underrated point guards in the BBL. How is his game different from Dru Joyce and how fierce is his killer instinct?
Jake and Dru are both great point guards. Jake brings a little more size to the point guard position which will help against teams with bigger guards. But both guys are fierce competitors who want to win. Jake is still early in his career and his really hungry to prove himself in Europe and to win at every level and that is great to have in a teammate.
You battled against German national player Johannes Voigtmann last season and now you have his little brother Georg as a teammate. How have you been helping him in practice most and does he have the game to become a solid BBL player. For his size he is one of the most skilled big men I've seen. The one big key for him is just the physicality at the BBL level. It's great for him to battle every day in practice especially against a veteran like Kreso who challenges him physically. I think he will definitely be a solid BBL player at some point.
This was with the game against FC Bayern Munich your best game of the season as you gave the word efficient a new meaning once again. Do you feel any pressure at all when you know the three isn't6 falling for the team that you have to produce well quickly at a consistent rate?
I don't really feel any extra pressure when that happens, but I do look to be more aggressive and put some pressure on the other team inside.
After having a very good first season in the BBL, you are looking to take the next step as a player this season. What do you believe helped your game last season that will enable you to take it to the next level this season?
Last season I was very successful in getting good position inside and creating easy shots for myself. I think having the experience in this league now will only make me better at finding those openings in the defense.
Besides having a successful season, what is your main goal to achieve on the court this season in your game that will help you make the next step in your grooming as a player?
My main goal is to be consistent the whole season. Last year we tapered off at the end of the season and this year I want to continue playing well all the way through the end of the season.
Kevin Garnett has retired. Where do you believe does his legacy stand when comparing him to the greatest power forwards of all-time?
He is definitely one of the greatest power forwards. He was dominant for so long and was always a winner. One of the fiercest competitors ever.
What was the last movie that you saw? The last movie I saw was Secret in their eyes.
Eugene Harris (185-PG-86, college: High Point) is a 29 year old 193cm point guard from Pittsburgh and is playing his sixth professional season and first in Germany with the Hebeisen White Wings Hanau. Last season he played for Siarka Tarnobrzeg (Poland-TBL): 13 games: 6.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 32.6%, 3FGP: 25.4%, left in Jan.'16, later that month moved to KTE-Duna Aszfalt (Hungary-A Division): 11 games: 6.4ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 28.3%, FT: 75.0%. He started his basketba... [read more]
Eugene Harris (185-PG-86, college: High Point) is a 29 year old 193cm point guard from Pittsburgh and is playing his sixth professional season and first in Germany with the Hebeisen White Wings Hanau. Last season he played for Siarka Tarnobrzeg (Poland-TBL): 13 games: 6.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 32.6%, 3FGP: 25.4%, left in Jan.'16, later that month moved to KTE-Duna Aszfalt (Hungary-A Division): 11 games: 6.4ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 28.3%, FT: 75.0%. He started his basketball career in 2006 with High Point (NCAA) where he played until 2010 playing a total of 121 NCAA games. As a senior he played 30 games averaging 14.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 38.7%, 3PT: 34.1%, FT: 87.5%.In his first five professional seasons, he has gained vast experience having played in countries like Lithuania, Georgia, Cyprus, Macedonia, and Ukraine. He spoke to eurobasket shortly after signing with Hanau last summer.
Eugene thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Welcome to Germany. Congrats on signing with Pro A team Hebeisen White Wings. You have played in many countries in Europe, but this will be your first season in Germany. What ties do you to Germany in general and what do you know about the country and it's basketball? I actually know a couple of guys that played in this country so I'm pretty familiar with what to expect here
You are going to play your fifth professional country and Germany is your eighth country. Do you at times feel like a basketball globetrotter? Yes sometimes I do feel that way but it has its advantages I've had great experiences and met great people along the way on and off the court!
How did the contact come about to the Hebeisen White Wings Hanau? You stated that I am glad to be around dynamic people that are working for a goal and seeking success. How vital was the professionalism of the club for you signing on the dotted line?
My agent and Head coach of Hanau being in contact with each other in which interest was shown in me It was extremely vital one of the most important components in having a successful season, this team has a very motivated head coach and coaching staff that emphasizes the importance of improving my overall skills to the smallest details which was important to me.
You have played for seven professional teams in seven different countries, but what do the Hebeisen White Wings have as an organization that you haven't experienced yet as a professional? I think a coaching staff that loves the game of basketball along with a player development coach that really is committed to getting the individual better
What do you respect most about head coach Simon Cote in the short time that you have been with the club? His willingness to maximize the potential of the group of guys he signed this year. That is the biggest aspect I've notice so far along with the communication that he requires with every player on and off the court "small details matter"
You have belonged to the top import players in many countries where you have played, but that first professional title has still eluded you. Does that desire to win that chip grow with every passing year? Yes it does because of the opportunity it creates for my teammates and organization so winning that 'chip' this year is vital
In the past with other professional teams you often were the main offensive force, but with Hanau there will be more scoring weapons. Do you see yourself being more of a playmaker this season than in the past and do you see yourself becoming more of an assist man this season? Yes I see myself playing a bigger role doing both and finding that balance between finding my guys and scoring.
Let's talk a little about your game. You're an All around guard, who can do everything on the court- handle the ball, assist to his teammates, run the fast break, penetrate inside, shoot from the perimeter or off the dribble and are a good defender. What do you consider your biggest asset on the court? I think it varies based of situation being able to shoot the ball and read the game pick n roll etc.
If you had to compare your style of game to a NBA player which player would you pick? I like to study the game and different players from NBA to Europe I will let you guys make the comparisons
You can fill up the stat sheet, but what do you feel is a hidden strength in your game that doesn't get noticed right away on the court? Interesting question I think being a vocal leader getting players in the right spot
Last season you played in Poland and Hungary and it was kind of a season to forget. Your stats were down and you had to change clubs. What did you learn from last season that will help you with future decisions?
No I will always remember it. I want to remember it. I learned a lot from last year the main thing is learning how to adapt to any situation regardless of circumstances is the main thing!
As a rookie you played with Naglis-Adakris Palangos (Lithuania-LKL) and Sokhumi Tbilisi (Georgia-Superleague). What was your wake up call to being a rookie in Europe where you knew that you were very far away from home Pittsburgh?
Being a professional in all aspects eating the right things, watching film, stretching just a few things you have to do all by yourself unlike in college where you had coaches making you do it.
You had possibly your best offensive season two years ago with SK Dnipro Azot Dniprodzerzhynsk (Ukraine-Superleague) playing 29 games: Score-3 (16.8ppg), 3.0rpg, 5.4apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 36.5%, FT: 77.0%. Did this season give you the satisfaction that you could be a top player in probably the strongest league that you had played in as a professional? I played well but my focus was winning games and continuing to prove myself in the years ahead was my main focus honestly
You had a great college career at High Point finishing career ranked 13th in all-time scoring at HPU, with 1,411 points in 121 career games, an average of 11.7 ... HPU's all-time leader in three-pointers made (283) and attempted (777), ranked second all-time in career games (121) and starts (93), fifth in career assists (263) and steals (129). What is your most cherished moment that you had in your four year career there? Hitting Game winners on the road in hostile environments and also winning! at the time we were the all time winningest team and that was big for the university!
How did head coach Bart Lundy groom and prepare you best for a professional career at High Point? Very tough nose coach who gave me a lot of responsibility as soon as I stepped on campus as a freshmen and that motivated me every day to not let only him down but my teammates also, which helped me grow into a leader on the floor.
Your ex teammate Arizona Reid is still going strong and is more of a globetrotter than you as he has played in 10 countries throughout his professional career. When you look at his career do you ever wonder how strange the basketball business can be. He was one of the top players in the Big South with 23/11 stats as a senior, but never played for top level teams in Europe. Knowing Arizona Personally I have a better understanding of the direction he wants to take and how he views Europe etc He is one of the best players I've ever played with and He's been extremely successful everywhere he's played producing relatively close to the same stats you mentioned above. It will happen in due time for him! In the mean time he's having a lot of financial success in other markets as well!
Who was the toughest player that you battled against in the NCAA that went to the NBA?
Ty Lawson played well against us
If you had to construct your own NBA Rushmore and chose 4 NBA heads which best four would you pick? Mike Jordan, Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlin , Hakeem Olajuwon
Now that Lebron finally brought an NBA title to the Cavs where does this further NBA title put him against the best that ever played the game? Right now maybe top 10
What was the last movie that you saw? Purge "Election Year.
After Herten swiped up two players from Grevenbroich, they have done the same taking Jan Petrovcic (202-C-90, college: SE Louisiana) who comes from Herten. Petrovcic is a 26 yera old 202cm center from Slovenia with much expereince in Germany as he will be going into his thrid season here. With the Hertener Loewen Basketball (Germany-Regionalliga) he played 5 games: 2.2ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.2spg. He played two seasons with Nordlingen for head coach Mario Matic from 2014-2016 and in his first seas... [read more]
After Herten swiped up two players from Grevenbroich, they have done the same taking Jan Petrovcic (202-C-90, college: SE Louisiana) who comes from Herten. Petrovcic is a 26 yera old 202cm center from Slovenia with much expereince in Germany as he will be going into his thrid season here. With the Hertener Loewen Basketball (Germany-Regionalliga) he played 5 games: 2.2ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.2spg. He played two seasons with Nordlingen for head coach Mario Matic from 2014-2016 and in his first season played 26 Regionaliga games games: 9.5ppg, 8.9rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 61.9%, FT: 55.1%. Last season he played Pro B with Nordlingen playing 24 games: 3.4ppg, 3.8rpg. Before coming to Germany he played four years in the States with SE Louisiana (NCAA) amassing 43 NCAA games and two years with Vincennes Univ. (JUCO) playing 60 games. He also had had experience in Slovenia. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been Slovenian 1B Runner-Up -07, Eurobasket.com Slovenian 1B All-Newcomers Team -08, Slovenian U18 National Team -08, Eurobasket.com Slovenian League All-Newcomers Team -09, Southland Conf. Tournament Semifinals -13, German Regionalliga (South-East Group) Champion -15, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Semifinals -16.
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