|Telekom Basketbs Bonn - German Bundesliga|
Originally an early entry candidate for the 2009 NBA Draft before withdrawing his name from consideration.
Career Highlights: Grew up with the junior club team of Giants Leverkusen in Germany. Competed at the Regionalliga level before making his Bundesliga debut with the senior squad in 2005-06. Joined Brose Baskets Bamberg in 2006-07, and played there until this past season, when he moved to Telekom Baskets Bonn. Has been member of the German U-16, U-18, U-20 and Senior National Team. Represented Germany at the 2008 Olympic Games, averaging 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds. Registered two points and two rebounds in 18 minutes vs. Team USA.
2009-10: Joined Telekom Baskets Bonn this past season and is averaging 10.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 22.4 minutes in his first 32 appearances in the German Bundesliga. Selected for the All-Star game. Recorded a BBL career-high 20 points in just 18 minutes vs. Deutsche Bank Skyliners, converting 3-of-4 three-pointers and 9-of-10 free throws. Posted 19 points on 7-of-9 shooting in 26 minutes vs. Eisbaren Bremerhaven. Notched 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting and six rebounds in 22 minutes vs. Giants Dusseldorf. Had 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting and eight rebounds vs. New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig. Also scored 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting vs. EnBW Ludwigsburg. In ULEB Cup play for Telekom, averaged 7.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 25.2 minutes. Had 11 points and three rebounds in 17 minutes vs Besiktas ColaTurka. Totaled eight rebounds at Besiktas ColaTurka.
2008-09: Competed for German club Brose Baskets Bamberg and averaged 3.1 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 11.8 minutes in 30 Bundesliga appearances. Scored 18 points in the Bundesliga All-Star game. Had a BBL career-high four blocks vs. the Koln 99ers and season-best seven rebounds vs. ratiopharm Ulm. In ULEB Cup competition, averaged 6.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 19.6 minutes. Posted 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting in 15 minutes at Crvena Zvezda. Had seven points and seven rebounds at PGE Turow. Playing for Germany at the 2009 European Championship, averaged 5.0 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.
2007-08: Played with several clubs, including Brose Baskets Bamberg in the Bundesliga. Averaged 3.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 12.0 minutes in 27 games. Season-highs included: 12 points vs. the Koln 99ers; 14 rebounds vs. EWE Baskets; three blocks vs. the Koln 99ers; and 21 minutes vs. Telekom Baskets. In Euroleague play with Bamberg, averaged 3.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.6 blocks in 16.2 minutes over 11 contests. Scored 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting and grabbed five rebounds in 21 minutes at F.C. Barcelona. Played four games for Bamberg’s vinculated team, TSV Breitengussbach, in the Bundesliga II, Pro B. Averaged 16.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.5 blocks in 28.2 minutes. Also Loaned by Bamberg to compete for Nuernberger in Pro A. Represented Germany at the 2008 Olympic Games, averaging 3.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 11.0 minutes. Had seven points and three rebounds in just seven minutes vs. Angola. In the Olympic Qualifying tournament, averaged 2.7 points and 1.0 rebounds as Germany finished second.
2006-07: Playing for Brose Baskets Bamberg in the Bundesliga, averaged 3.4 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.3 blocks in 9.8 minutes in 12 games, 10 of which came during Bamberg’s postseason championship run. Had a season-high eight points in the finals vs. the Artland Dragons. Totaled personal-best 11 rebounds vs. the Giants L'kusen. Also played three games for TSV Breitengussbach in the Bundesliga II. Averaged 10.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 21.6 minutes. Representing Germany at the 2007 U-20 European Championship, averaged 11.0 points and 6.8 rebounds.
2005-06: In his debut season in the Bundesliga, averaged 1.2 points, 1.4 rebounds and 0.4 blocks in 7.2 minutes in five contests for Giants Leverkusen. Also played for that club’s second team in the Regionalliga. Competing for Germany at the 2006 U-18 European Championship, averaged 15.1 points and 13.9 rebounds.
2004-05: Played for Giants Leverkusen II in the Regionalliga after playing for the club’s junior team the season before. In international play, averaged 15.8 points and 7.6 rebounds at the 2005 U-18 European Championship and 15.9 points and 9.9 rebounds at the 2004 European Championship.
Personal: Was selected to participate at the NBA’s Basketball without Borders Europe camp in 2005, along with future Knicks forward Danilo Gallinari, Kings forward Omri Casspi and Trail Blazers first-rounder Victor Claver.