After having presented our review of the first half of the regular NBBL season including a personal vote for the upcoming NBBL All-Star game, the German league published today the twenty players that have finally been selected for the game on the 22nd of January in Trier.
The first surprise was the absence of Artur Gacaev as coach for the North team. The Paderborn head coach decided to not participate to the event because he has a coaching duty the same day with his cooperation team in Salzkotten. He preferred to coach this championship game over being present in Trier for the All-Star event. He got heavily criticized for this move by the manager of the NBBL League office Uwe Albersmeyer.
We can not tolerate such a behavior, missing the necessary respect for the young players that have been selected for the All-Star Game.
Additionally, the Beko-Bundesliga Boss Jan Pommer had his words in the official Press Release on this situation as well.
Once per year, we give the young prospects and their coaches the opportunity to present themselves on a big stage. If a coach does not feel that this is an honor and has other priorities, then he is not in the right place at such an event.
I was a bit shocked by these words coming out of the League. Gacaev was the Head Coach of the North team already last season and he probably prefers to coach his other team in an important league game than trusting an All-Star Coaching job for a team that he only coached this season in a few games because of some moves in Paderborn. Gacaev was the head coach of the Senior Team of Paderborn in the beginning of the season and only took the NBBL job back after he got fired as Senior Head Coach. Well, let’s see who will be present on the court on the 22nd January.
- Sebastian Fülle (ALBA Berlin) – 1m92 – SG – 1992
- Tobias Horn (IBBA Berlin) – 1m91 – SG – 1992
- Daniel Theis (Junior Phantoms Braunschweig) – 2m05 – PF – 1992
- Martin Bogdanov (Central Hoops Berlin) – 1m86 – PG – 1992
- Johannes Voigtmann (Funkwerk Baskets Jena) – 2m08 – C – 1992
- Ole Wendt (Paderborn Baskets) – 1m90 – PG – 1992
- Lars Wendt (Paderborn Baskets) – 1m90 – SG – 1992
- Maurice Pluskota (Eisbären Bremerhaven) – 2m04 – PF – 1992
- Thomas Reuter (Phoenix Hagen) – 1m98 – SF – 1992
- Till-Joscha Jönke (Bayer Leverkusen) – 1m91 – PG – 1992
- Patrick Heckmann (SG Rheinhessen) – 1m96 – SG/SF – 1992
- Bill Borekambi (TBB Junior Team) – 1m97 – PF – 1992
- Maxim Schneider (TBB Junior Team) – 1m85 – PG – 1992
- Philipp Neumann (TSV Tröster Breitengüssbach) – 2m10 – PF – 1992
- Javon Baumann (LTi Giessen 46ers Juniors) – 2m03 – C – 1992
- Kevin Bright (Team ALBA Urspring) – 1m98 – SF – 1992
- Julius Wolf (Team ALBA Urspring) – 2m01 – PF – 1993
- Bogdan Radosavljevic (Bayern München) – 2m12 – C – 1993
- Besnik Bekteshi (BBA Ludwigsburg) – 1m87 – SG – 1993
- Andreas Wenzl (Basketballakademie Ulm) – 2m09 – C – 1993
Europeanprospects.com will be present in Trier for the NBBL All-Star game and provide afterwards a full scouting of the main players of the game.