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BBL Standings
 1. Wuerzburg 5-0 
 2. ALBA 5-1 
 3. B.Muenchen 4-1 
 4. Bayreuth 4-1 
 5. Fraport SKY 4-1 
 6. Brose Bask. 3-1 
 7. Ludwigsburg 3-1 
 8. Telekom Bsk 3-1 
 9. EWE Baskets 3-2 
 10. Giessen 46ers 2-3 
 11. Jena 2-3 
 12. MBC 2-3 
 13. Braunschweig 1-4 
 14. Oettinger R. 1-4 
 15. Ratiopharm 1-4 
 16. Bremerhaven 1-4 
 17. Goettingen 0-5 
 18. Walter Tigers 0-5 
Full Standings
Last:10/16/2017
ProA Standings
 1. Vechta 4-0 
 2. Kirchheim 3-1 
 3. Hamburg 3-1 
 4. Heidelberg 3-1 
 5. Phoenix Hagen 3-1 
 6. Crailsheim 3-1 
 7. Koeln Rh.Stars 2-2 
 8. Hanau 2-2 
 9. Uni Baskets 2-2 
 10. Karlsruhe PS 2-2 
 11. Chemnitz 1-3 
 12. OrangeAcademy 1-3 
 13. Trier 1-3 
 14. Ehingen 1-3 
 15. Nuernberg 1-3 
 16. Baunach 0-4 
Full Standings
Last:10/16/2017
ProB Standings
North
 1. Schalke 4-0 
 2. Bernau 3-1 
 3. Rist Wedel 3-1 
 4. Art.Dragons 2-1 
 5. Bochum 2-2 
 6. ETB Wohnbau 2-2 
 7. Wolfenbuettel 2-2 
 8. Itzehoe 1-3 
 9. Oldenburg 1-3 
 10. Cuxhaven 1-3 
 11. Rostock 1-3 
 12. Stahnsdorf 1-3 
South
 1. Dragons 5-0 
 2. Iserlohn 4-0 
 3. Schwelm 4-0 
 4. Elchingen 3-1 
 5. Bayer Giants 2-2 
 6. Fraport SKY II 2-2 
 7. Giessen 46ers II 2-2 
 8. Coburg 1-3 
 9. Dresden 1-3 
 10. Wuerzburg 1-3 
 11. FC Bayern II 0-4 
 12. Karlsruhe SC 0-4 
Full Standings
Last:10/16/2017
Regionalliga Standings
North
 1. Aschersleben 3-0 
 2. Bergedorf 3-0 
 3. BSW Sixers 3-0 
 4. Neustadt TSV 3-0 
 5. Goetting.ASC 2-1 
 6. Vechta II 2-1 
 7. Wusterhausen 1-1 
 8. Weser Bsk/BTS 1-2 
 9. ALBA Berlin II 0-2 
 10. Westerstede 0-2 
 11. Ebstorf 0-3 
 12. Rendsburg 0-3 
 13. Stade 0-3 
South-East
 1. Treuchtlingen 3-0 
 2. TSV Troester 3-0 
 3. Vilsbiburg 3-0 
 4. Oberhaching 2-1 
 5. Muenchen OSB 2-1 
 6. Gotha II 2-1 
 7. Ansbach 1-2 
 8. Zwickau 1-2 
 9. Bamberg 1-2 
 10. Leitershofen 1-2 
 11. Herzogenaurach 1-2 
 12. Rosenheim 1-2 
 13. Jena II 0-3 
 14. Schwabing 0-3 
South-West
 1. Saarlouis/Dillingen 3-0 
 2. Crailsheim II 2-0 
 3. Schwenningen 2-1 
 4. Speyer 2-1 
 5. Koblenz 2-1 
 6. Fellbach 2-1 
 7. Tuebingen II 2-1 
 8. Langen 1-1 
 9. Lich II 1-1 
 10. Stuttgart 1-2 
 11. Kaiserslautern 1-2 
 12. Limburg 1-2 
 13. Mainz 1-2 
 14. Eisbaeren 0-3 
 15. Kronberg 0-3 
West
 1. Grevenbroich 5-0 
 2. Hertener Loewen 5-0 
 3. Muenster 5-0 
 4. Herford 5-1 
 5. Hagen BG 5-2 
 6. Recklinghausen 3-2 
 7. Duesseldorf 3-2 
 8. Salzkotten 2-4 
 9. Ibbenbueren 1-4 
 10. Bonn II 1-5 
 11. Kamp-Lintfort 1-5 
 12. Hagen-Haspe 1-6 
 13. Westfalen M. 0-0 
 14. Dorsten 0-6 
Full Standings
Last:10/14/2017
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
$$Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 1-0 
 2 FC Barcelona 1-0 
 3 Khimki 1-0 
 4 Maccabi T-A 1-0 
 5 Olympiacos 1-0 
 6 Real Madrid 1-0 
 7 Unicaja 1-0 
 8 Zalgiris 1-0 
 9 Anadolu Efes 0-1 
 10 Baskonia 0-1 
 11 Brose Bask. 0-1 
 12 Crvena Zvezda 0-1 
 13 EA7 Armani 0-1 
 14 Fenerbahce 0-1 
 15 Panathinaikos 0-1 
 16 Valencia 0-1 
$$ANGT Standings
 1 ALBA Berlin 0-0 
 2 Bayern U18 0-0 
 3 BBA U18 0-0 
 4 Cedevita U18 0-0 
 5 CFBB 0-0 
 6 Cibona U18 0-0 
 7 Cr.Zvezda U18 0-0 
 8 CSKA U18 0-0 
 9 Darussafaka U18 0-0 
 10 Estudiantes U18 0-0 
 11 FCB U18 0-0 
 12 Fenerbahce U18 0-0 
 13 GBA U18 0-0 
 14 Gran Canaria U18 0-0 
 15 Joventut U18 0-0 
 16 L.Rytas U18 0-0 
 17 Las Palmas U18 0-0 
 18 LHospitalet U18 0-0 
 19 Macc.TA U18 0-0 
 20 Mega Bemax U18 0-0 
 21 Panathinaikos U18 0-0 
 22 Partizan U18 0-0 
 23 Real Madrid U18 0-0 
 24 Seville U18 0-0 
 25 Skyliners U18 0-0 
 26 Spars U18 0-0 
 27 Stellazzurra U18 0-0 
 28 U.Olimpija U18 0-0 
 29 Unicaja U18 0-0 
 30 USK U18 0-0 
 31 VEF U18 0-0 
 32 Zalgiris U18 0-0 
Last:10/13/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Darussafaka 1-0 
 2 Fiat TO 1-0 
 3 Unics 1-0 
 4 Andorra 0-1 
 5 Cedevita 0-1 
 6 Paris-Levallois 0-1 
Group B
 1 B.Muenchen 1-0 
 2 Buducnost 1-0 
 3 Lietkabelis 1-0 
 4 Galatasaray 0-1 
 5 Grissin Bon RE 0-1 
 6 Hapoel J-M 0-1 
Group C
 1 ALBA 1-0 
 2 Lokomotiv 1-0 
 3 RETAbet BB 1-0 
 4 Lietuvos rytas 0-1 
 5 Limoges 0-1 
 6 Partizan NIS 0-1 
Group D
 1 Dolomiti En. TR 1-0 
 2 Gran Canaria 1-0 
 3 Ratiopharm 1-0 
 4 ASVEL 0-1 
 5 Tofas 0-1 
 6 Zenit 0-1 
Last:10/12/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Enisey 1-0 
 2 Monaco 1-0 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 1-0 
 4 UCAM Murcia 1-0 
 5 Banco di Srd 0-1 
 6 EWE Baskets 0-1 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-1 
 8 Juventus 0-1 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 1-0 
 2 Ludwigsburg 1-0 
 3 Neptunas 1-0 
 4 Ventspils 1-0 
 5 Betaland Cdo 0-1 
 6 Chalon 0-1 
 7 Iberostar Tener. 0-1 
 8 PAOK 0-1 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 1-0 
 2 Estudiantes 1-0 
 3 Strasbourg 1-0 
 4 Umana VE 1-0 
 5 AEK 0-1 
 6 Banvit BK 0-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-1 
 8 Rosa 0-1 
Group D
 1 Aris 1-0 
 2 Nanterre 1-0 
 3 Oostende 1-0 
 4 Scandone AV 1-0 
 5 Besiktas 0-1 
 6 CEZ Nymburk 0-1 
 7 Stelmet 0-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-1 
Last:10/11/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bryon ALLEN
  EWE Baskets
  (193-G-92)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Allen, EWE Baskets19.6 
 2. Scrubb, Fraport SKY17.6 
 3. Benzing, Wuerzburg17.6 
 4. Loncar, Wuerzburg17.0 
 5. Rush, Goettingen16.8 
 6. Marei, Bayreuth16.4 
 7. Richard, Walter T.16.0 
 8. Eatherton, Braunsch.16.0 
 9. Paulding, EWE B.15.8 
 10. York, Bayreuth15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Assem MAREI
  Bayreuth
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Marei, Bayreuth10.2 
 2. Bryant, Giessen .9.0 
 3. Mitrovic, Brose B.8.7 
 4. Harangody, Ratio.8.4 
 5. Pinkins, MBC8.2 
 6. Eatherton, Braunsch.7.8 
 7. Ibekwe, Oettinge.7.6 
 8. Sikma, ALBA7.0 
 9. Mahalbasic, EWE B.6.6 
 10. Pantelic, MBC6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.0 
 2. Hatten, MBC6.4 
 3. Webster, Fraport .6.0 
 4. Zisis, Brose Bask.6.0 
 5. Stockton, Goett.6.0 
 6. Siva, ALBA5.5 
 7. Hickman, Brose B.5.3 
 8. McConnell, EWE B.5.0 
 9. Walkup, Ludwigsb.5.0 
 10. Guenther, Ratio.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.6 
 2. Hobbs, B.Muenchen2.3 
 3. Bartolo, Telekom .2.0 
 4. Lansdowne, Braunsch.2.0 
 5. Manigat, Giessen .2.0 
 6. Jaramaz, Oettinge.2.0 
 7. Mahalbasic, EWE B.2.0 
 8. McCray, Ludwigsb.2.0 
 9. Lo, Brose Bask.1.8 
 10. Obasohan, Oettinge.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekenechukwu IBEKWE
  Oettinge.
  (207-C-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ibekwe, Oettinge.3.0 
 2. Eatherton, Braunsch.2.8 
 3. Wohlfarth-B., Fraport.2.2 
 4. Pantelic, MBC1.8 
 5. Gamble, Telekom .1.8 
 6. Bryant, Giessen .1.4 
 7. Carter, Goettingen1.3 
 8. Giffey, ALBA1.2 
 9. Pinkins, MBC1.2 
 10. Harangody, Ratio.1.2 
Poll


Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Regular Season)

Goettingen Oct.20 Jena 88%
Ludwigsburg 50% Oct.20 Brose Bask.
EWE Baskets 65% Oct.20 Ratiopharm
ALBA 89% Oct.20 Oettinger R
Braunschweig Oct.20 Wuerzburg 94%
Telekom Bsk 75% Oct.20 MBC
Bremerhaven Oct.20 B.Muenchen 88%
Fraport SKY 52% Oct.20 Bayreuth
Giessen 46er 92% Oct.20 Walter Tiger
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Regular Season)

Baunach Oct.22 Koeln Rh.Sta 90%
Phoenix Hage 81% Oct.22 Ehingen
Crailsheim 88% Oct.22 OrangeAcad.
Kirchheim 62% Oct.22 Hanau
Uni Baskets 76% Oct.22 Chemnitz
Karlsruhe P Oct.22 Vechta 77%
Trier 57% Oct.22 Nuernberg
Heidelberg 60% Oct.22 Hamburg
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Regular Season)

North
Bernau 69% Oct.22 Wolfenbuette
Cuxhaven 70% Oct.21 Rostock
Bochum 67% Oct.21 Itzehoe
Oldenburg Oct.21 Rist Wedel 75%
Art.Dragons 87% Oct.21 Stahnsdorf
Schalke 88% Oct.21 ETB Wohnbau
South
Bayer Giants 76% Oct.22 Dresden
Wuerzburg Oct.22 Schwelm 92%
Fraport SKY Oct.21 Iserlohn 79%
Giessen 46e 93% Oct.21 Karlsruhe S
Elchingen Oct.21 Dragons 56%
FC Bayern I Oct.21 Coburg 79%
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Regular Season)

South-East
Bamberg Oct.15 Gotha II 69%
Oberhaching 75% Oct.15 Herzogenaura
South-West
Tuebingen I 60% Oct.15 Koblenz
Next Round Schedule

Round 16 (Regular Season)

North-East
Piraten Hamb 57% Feb.18 Uni Baskets
Young Dragon 56% Feb.18 Phoenix Juni
AB Baskets 60% Feb.18 BA Weser-Em
BG Goettinge 58% Feb.18 Junior Loewe
North-West
Phoenix Hage 58% Feb.18 RheinStars K
Schoder Juni 57% Feb.18 Team Bonn/Rh
South-East
Science City 58% Feb.18 TSV Troeste
Crailsheim M 60% Feb.18 NINERS Acad
MBC Junior 59% Feb.18 Nuernberg Fa
TenneT Young 58% Feb.17 Wuerzburg Ak
South-West
BG Karlsruhe 55% Feb.18 Allgau/Memmi
Muenchen Aka 56% Feb.18 Ludwigsburg
FC Bayern 59% Feb.17 Team Ursprin
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Khimki 61% Oct.20 Zalgiris
Olympiacos 58% Oct.20 Unicaja
Valencia 58% Oct.20 Anadolu Efes
Crvena Zvezd Oct.19 FC Barcelona 97%
Maccabi T-A 96% Oct.19 Baskonia
Panathinaiko 57% Oct.19 Brose Bask.
EA7 Armani 56% Oct.19 Fenerbahce
Real Madrid 58% Oct.19 CSKA
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Darussafaka 98% Oct.18 Cedevita
Unics 98% Oct.18 Paris-Levall
Fiat TO 96% Oct.18 Andorra
Group B
Hapoel J-M Oct.18 Buducnost 98%
B.Muenchen 54% Oct.18 Lietkabelis
Grissin Bon 58% Oct.18 Galatasaray
Group C
RETAbet BB 96% Oct.18 Limoges
Partizan NI 56% Oct.18 Lietuvos ryt
Lokomotiv 55% Oct.18 ALBA
Group D
ASVEL Oct.18 Ratiopharm 98%
Zenit Oct.18 Dolomiti En 96%
Tofas Oct.18 Gran Canaria 98%
Is This The Year Michael Stockton Becomes An Elite Point Guard In The BBL And Leads BG Goettingen To New Heights? - Oct 3, 2017


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Michael
Stockton
In the 90s the Chicago Bulls owned the NBA winning 6 NBA titles thanks to the stellar play of Michael Jordan and his side kick Scottie Pippen that carried the team and helped put Chicago back on to the NBA map. But there were also many other great teams and players that just didn't have the fortune the Bulls had and one of those was the Utah Jazz with their special dynamic duo of Karl the mail man Malone and John Stockton. It would have been every kid's childhood dream to be able to hang out with Malone and Michael Stockton not only had the luck to do that, but also to play pick up basketball with the NBA legend. Remembering Malone's unending amazing plays on the court might be difficult to pick just one experience that was unforgettable, but Stockton always has that one childhood memory in his mind. 'I remember one time as me and friends were playing basketball outside, and he came over took the ball and dunked over 7 kids as some were hanging on to him', said Michael Stockton (185-PG-89, college: Westminster, UT) It was obvious that the kid Stockton would go the college and professional route like his father did, but even if his father played 19 seasons in the NBA, was a 10 time NBA allstar and is the all-time NBA leader in assists and steals, the name Stockton didn't mean a free pass to the NCAA and NBA as nothing was given to him, but he had to fight his way to get to the top leagues in Europe. Michael Stockton never even reached the elite NCAA, but played four seasons in the fourth college division NAIA for Westminster and after three sub par season broke out somewhat as a senior averaging 8.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.2apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 54.4%, 3Pts: 36.4%, FT: 78.5%. Still having NBA Summer league gigs and that basketball name that has most people wondering at first if that is the son of the famous John Stockton, he once again couldn't start at the top, but played his first two professional seasons in the German Pro A with BG Karlsruhe registering solid, but not overwhelming stats. However his game was good enough for BBL coach John Patrick and Ludwigsburg who snapped him up in 2013 and he played two very good seasons there reaching the playoffs twice and displaying good stats. In the 2015-2016 season he ventured home to the states and played with the Canton Charge (D-League) playing 53 games averaging 8.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.8apg, FGP: 51.7%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 84.3%. After getting that D-league experience, he came back to Europe looking to make another step, but instead had a season to forget last season as he split time with Avtodor Saratov (Russia-VTB) playing 13 games averaging 4.4ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.6apg; In the VTB United League he played 11 games averaging 6.6ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.7apg, 2FGP: 53.8%, 3FGP: 22.2%, FT: 79.2%;In Jan.'17 moved to AS Apollon Patras (Greece-A1) playing 11 games averaging 4.7ppg, 1.7rpg. Now the lefty who likes the kick out pass over the flashy pass and once described Charles Barkley as being his favorite non Utah Jazz as a player is back in Germany and is looking to rebound from his less than satisfactory season. Stockton is 28 now and in his best basketball age. He has joined a hungry BG Goettingen team and a team that isn't as deep as his former Ludwigsburg teams, a place where the American could flourish. Stockton has the talent to become an elite BBL player as he is hungry, has the work ethic and game of a point guard that knows how to lead his team successfully. If he can find his touch from downtown something which has lacked in consistency throughout his career then he could become an elite guard in the league. Just being used to never having been given anything for free and having to work for everything everywhere will help him find back to his game that he possessed with Ludwigsburg. The most important thing that he learned from his dad was to never take anything for granted and that has helped him through his professional basketball career up until now. The whole positive attitude that the American has had over the last years continues to steer him in the right direction as despite losing the opener to the EWE Baskets Oldenburg, he poured in 20 points and dished out eight assists.

In the last few years coaches like Denis Wucherer and Johannes Roijakkers have done a superb job making the best out of their limited budgets and bringing the club as far as possible. Wucherer just missed the playoffs with Giessen and Roijakkers has scrathed the playoff surface twice in the last three years and one could say overachieved which didn't bother anyone in basketball Goettingen. Last season the 2010 Eurochallenge winner finished in 11th place and weren't rewarded at the end with their spectacular finish winning five of their last six games and were brutally denied against Brose Bamberg 71-70. As is usually the case, the club was unable to keep a core of last season's team as guys like Alex Ruoff, Scott Eatherton and Jessie Sanders found more lucrative spots for this season. However one can call keeping American Darius Carter a huge success since he was the club's best defender and fascinated fans with his athletic play on the boards and played consistently on offense averaging 10.1ppg, 4.8rpg, FGP: 54.0%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 60.9%. The ex Wichita St (NCAA) player showed his fine offensive qualities netting 24 against Brose Bamberg and 18 points against Alba Berlin. With the departure of Eatherton, Carter should have an even bigger role than last season. The other important player kept was Dutch player Leon Williams who is a two time Dutch cup winner and national player played 30 games averaging 5.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 45.7%, 3PT: 40.7%, FT: 61.3%. On a team that has little of it's core from last season, keeping him was very valuable as he will be back up to Stockton and supply the team with needed energy and needs to keep his fine touch from outside alive and heighten his scoring.

The club did another fine job picking up five solid Americans and five solid Germans that will construct the rest of the roster. In addition to Stockton, the club also picked up the most important signing with Brion Rush who is a 32 year old 191cm guard that played at Grambling St. (NCAA) and will have to serve as a consistent scorer. He brings valuable experience having played in countries like France, Russia and Spain. He won titles in Russia, Kazakhstan and Dubai. He is used to scoring and will need the ball to be effective, but he will get the ball enough and could be a guy that lands in the top 10 scoring in the BBL. Sometimes you need that mix between the experienced and the young and with Paul Watson, Roijakkers found a talented rookie out of Fresno St. (NCAA) who won the MWC title as a junior and as a senior played 32 games averaging 11.5ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 33.1%, FT: 69.1%. He brings all the qualities to Goettingen that a swingman of 198cm needs to have to be successful. All he needs to do is be able to make the adjustment from the NCAA to the BBL and bring more stability from the free throw line. The club also reeled in 26 year old 201cm Evan Smotrycz who saw it all in the NCAA playing at Michigan with Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr and Maryland and after a tough senior year at Maryland where he averaged only 4.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.3apg, came back strong as a professional having a stellar rookie season in Cyprus and last season a solid second campaign with Bremerhaven, but injuries struck a chord in his season ending it in November. He was extremely efficient last season and has a nice inside/out game. He will be a huge spark in their offense.The club recently picked up Jordan Loveridge who is a 23 year old 198cm forward that played four strong seasons at Utah (NCAA) averaging in double figures each season in scoring reaching the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2015. Last season as a rookie he split time with Egis Kormend (Hungary-A Division) playing 17 games averaging 10.5ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.9apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 38.9%, 3FGP: 34.1%, FT: 71.4%; In the FIBA Europe Cup he played 13 games averaging 11.7ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.0apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 40.0%, 3FGP: 44.6%, FT: 63.0%, In Feb.'17 moved to BBC Lausanne (Switzerland-LNA) playing 10 games averaging 16.4ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 37.7%, FT: 65.0. It will be interesting to see if the sniper can make the next step to a higher level. His three point accuracy will help BG Goettingen.

The club also signed six Germans with Nico Simon, Dennis Kramer, Dominic Lockhart, Stephen Haukohl, Lennart Larysz and Lennart Stechmanm. Nico Simon is the club's most valuable German pick up as the 30 year old brings 267 BBL games experience and six international games with the German national team. He is entering his 11th BBL season having played with Alba Berlin, Paderborn, Walter Tigers Tuebingen, medi Bayreuth and the last three years with Braunschweig. Last season he played 28 games averaging 2.5ppg, 1.4rpg and it was his worst statistical season since playing with Alba Berlin. He finished the last few months not being able to hit the ocean as he was under 20% from the field and outside. He will be one of the leaders on the team with Rush and Carter and will need to find back to his old self on the court. The club also reeled in two ex Oldenburg players with Lockhart and Kramer. Both especially Lockhart are striving to accomplish their breakthrough with BG Goettingen. Lockhart played 101 BBL games in four years with Oldenburg and never averaged more than 9,0 minutes per game. Last season he played 43 BBL games averaging 1,7ppg. He is a big guard at 198cm and that gives him important advantages over the smaller ones. His drive and defensive physicality are his strengths, but he can also shoot from outside. He should average more BBL minutes here, but will also need to heighten his game and make the next step. At age 23 he still isn't done with his basketball development. Kramer is a 25 year old 204cm forward that grew up in Encinitas, California, but also has the German citizenship. He played four years at San Diego (NCAA) and had a strong senior season averaging 11.3ppg, 6.8rpg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 71.2%. After returning to play at Baunach, he played the last two seasons in Oldenburg amassing 73 BBL games and like Lockhart didn't get ample minutes. In his two seasons he averaged 5,8 minutes per season and 2,7ppg. Like Lockhart he should average more minutes in Goettingen, but also need to make the next step as his inside out game will be refreshing to see. Haukohl is a 201cm forward and seems like he has been around for ages, but is only 24 years old. He is also one of those players that had to work extra hard to make it to the big show as he toiled in the Pro A for 4 years with Science City Jena, Ehingen and Nurnberg before making the jump to MBC in 2015. Last season he made another step with Science City Jena (BBL) playing 32 games averaging 5.7ppg, 2.9rpg, FGP: 59.7%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 79.4%. Roijakkers still remembers his 24 point outburst last season in the Jena 102-92 win against them and will hope that he can add a few more games like that this season off the bench. He is a good team player that will get the difficult rebounds and play hustle defense. With Lennart Larysz coming from Wurzburg playing in the Pro B averaging 4.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.0apg and Lennart Stechman coming from BG 74 Goettingen II (2.Regionalliga) where he averaged 19,3ppg and was third in the league, Roijakkers has two hungry and talented Germans waiting in the wings for some minutes.

So where will the journey of BG Goettingen go this season? Without the spirited team basketball that BG Goettingen displayed last season the club would have suffered a different kind of fate. This season Roijakkers will rely on the same tactic of getting everyone involved on the offensive end and playing good team basketball. He must find a way to get that will and desire from his new players to build a new team chemistry that will be able to annoy teams on occasion. Last season the club averaged 77 points per game, but with prolific scorers like Ruoff, Eatherton and Veikalis departed, new guys will have to fill that void. In 15 of 17 games they allowed 80 plus points this showing that they weren't able to find that needed consistency on the defensive end. They did a pretty good job rebounding last season averaging almost 32 per contest, but with the departure of Scott Eatherton don't have that real rebounding presence inside and with Dennis Kramer have their tallest player at 204cm. They will need consistent production from Brion Rush and Michael Stockton has to find back to his old self for BG Goettingen not to get into problems in the lower half of the standings. Plus the club needs another reliable scorer like a Veikalis was last season and also at least one German to have a strong season. Roijakkers will give his best to build as competitive team as possible, but he just doesn't have the depth and talent to be able to get to the playoffs. The club will finish somewhere between 12-16.

  




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