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Urspring travels to the United States again

December 6th, 2010 · No Comments

The German Basketball Academy from Urspring, that produced already several Division 1 players (Lucca Staiger, Christian Standhardinger, Justin Raffington,…) will participate at two prestigious tournaments in the USA during the Christmas Break. They will play the City of Palms Classic Signature Series where they will face Westchester County Day on the 20th December. After this tournament, the team of coach Ralph Junge will travel to Tennessee where they will participate to the Arby’s Classic in Bristol. We take a quick look at the roster from an NCAA point-of-view.

Class of 2011

Mario Blessing – 6’2 – 180lbs – PG – 1992

Scouting: pass-first PG, no-nonsense guy, not a great athlete, good three-point shoot. Find more on him here.

Moritz Dern – 6’5 – 185lbs – SF – 1992

Class of 2012

Moritz Becker-Koch – 6’0 – 180lbs – PG – 1993

Oliver Heptner – 6’3 – 190lbs – SG – 1993

Malo Valerien – 6’6 – 210lbs – SF – 1992

Kevin Bright – 6’5 – 205lbs – SG/SF – 1992

Scouting: excellent defender, good athlete, interesting three-point shot, good understanding of the game, a bit injury prone, mid-to-high-major interest (Iowa State, Nebraska,…). Find more on him here

Sid-Marlon Theis – 6’9 – 195lbs – SF – 1993

Scouting: raw forward, excellent body to build upon, very versatile potential for the future, great height, not a lot of experience, not very physical. Find more on him here.

Julius Wolf – 6’8 – 220lbs – PF/SF – 1993

Scouting: very versatile forward, excellent rebounder, not very athletic, good understanding of the game, leader, physical player, interesting passer. Find more on him here.

Kenneth Ogbe – 6’5 – 185lbs – PG – 1994


Class of 2013

Malik Müller – 6’3 – 215lbs – SG/PG – 1994

Scouting: scorer, MVP of Jordan Brand International Game in New York 2010, good and physical defender, stronger than his age, good drive, not overly athletic, high-major interest (Uconn). Find more on him here. Highlights:

Nevylle Richter – 6’8 – 235lbs – C – 1992

Scouting: Athletic but raw inside player, undersized, not much of a mid-range game, energy player.

Gavin Schilling – 6’8 – 220lbs – PF/C – 1995

Scouting: High-major Interest (Kansas,…)

Official Homepage of the City of Palms Classic

Official Homepage of the Arby’s Classic

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