EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 7/8/2012 1:04:01 AMCopyright © 1997-2012 Eurobasket
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Willie Young has been appointed the new head coach of Pro A team Crailsheim Merlins, the club unveiled on its website today. The 39-year-old American most recently served as a coach of the Merlins' farm team in the Regionalliga. During his career as a basketball player Young spent three years in Crailsheim and then joined the coaching staff in 2008. "We have full confidence in Willie. He has been in Crailsheim for a long time, he knows the people and the potential that we have", manager Martin Romig said. Young follows Ingo Enskat, who stepped back from coaching duties, but will stay with the Merlins: He was named the new sports director of the Crailsheim team.
Though the Merlins are coming off the most successful season in the club's history, Young, Enskat and Romig decided to change the outlook of the team. The following newcomers were added to the 2012-13 team: Jonathan Moore (203-F/G-82, college: N.C.Central), Dwight Tolbert (195-F-86), Liki Turner (195-F-89), Josten Crow (193-F-87, college: Sam Houston St.), Falko Theilig (180-PG-92), Philipp Friedel (185-G-87), Marco Lachmann (204-C-91).
Tolbert and Turner have been stars at the NCAA D2 level and dominated the Peach Belt Athletic Conference last season: Both received All-Conference First Team honors, with Tolbert being named the Peach Belt Player of the Year. Turner averaged 18.0 points and 8.9 rebounds during the 2011-12 season and recorded 29 double double for Francis Marion University.
Tolbert was among the top players, not only in the Peach Belt Athletic Conference, but also in the entire NCAA D2, earning NABC D2 All-America honors and participating in the NABC D2 All-Star Game. He ranked 5th in the nation in points per contest (21.8ppg) and 7th in three point field goals per game (3.4).
Crow is a 2011 graduate of NCAA D1 school Sam Houston State. As a senior in 2010-11 he posted 12.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists a game, being named All-Southland Conference Honorable Mention.
Meanwhile, Moore is a veteran in German basketball. Born in Nuernberg and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, the German/American forward had stints at Bayreuth, Trier, Bremerhaven and most recently Karlsruhe. Following the 2011-12 campaign, the 30-year-old joined TRBL's Cary Invasion and averaged 18.9 points as well as 7 boards through nine encounters.
Friedel reached the Pro A semifinals with the Duesseldorf Giants this past season. He contributed 7.3 points per game to the team's success. He will add lots of experience to the Merlins' squad, having several BBL, Pro A, Pro B games under his belt. Theilig transfers from Frankfurt to Crailsheim. The 20-year-old German mostly played for the Skyliners' second team in the Pro B (21 games: 10ppg, 5apg), but also appeared in two BBL games. 21-year-old Lachmann will make his Pro A debut, he comes off a year at Regionalliga side BIS Baskets Speyer (25 games: 11.8ppg, 5.4rpg).
Theilig transfers from Frankfurt to Crailsheim. The 20-year-old German mostly played for the Skyliners' second team in the Pro B (21 games: 10ppg, 5apg), but also appeared in two BBL games. 21-year-old Lachmann will make his Pro A debut, he comes off a year at Regionalliga side BIS Baskets Speyer (25 games: 11.8ppg, 5.4rpg).
21-year-old Lachmann will make his Pro A debut, he comes off a year at Regionalliga side BIS Baskets Speyer (25 games: 11.8ppg, 5.4rpg).
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