December 24

Overseas Bulldogs Update – Jan. 18

first_img Reed Timmer (6’1”-PG-95, graduated ’18, currently in Germany), who plays in the German ProA (second division) was not able to help Walter Tigers Tuebingen (7-11) in their game last Friday. Despite Timmer’s very good performance, Walter Tigers Tuebingen was edged 84-83 on the opponent’s court by the much higher-ranked Rostock (#3). He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Timmer also added 7 rebounds in 29 minutes. Timmer has individually averages 17.3ppg, 3.4rpg and 3.1apg.  Joshua Young (6’1”-G-88, graduated ’10, plays in Germany) was not able to help Rasta Vechta secure the victory in their last game against Ratiopharm Ulm (5-5) in the German BBL. He scored 7 points in 18 minutes. Rasta Vechta was edged out (81-80) in Ulm by the lower-ranked Ratiopharm (#9). It is still an early in the season and there is plenty of time to turn the season around. Young has relatively good stats this year, averaging 11.4ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.5apg. Experienced AJ Calvin (6’7”-F-85, graduated ’07, plays pro in Germany) couldn’t help ETB Wohnbau (3-13) in their game against SC Rist Wedel (11-5) in the German ProB (third division). He recorded 6 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 22 minutes. The 12th-placed ETB Wohnbau (3-13) was crushed 79-56 in Wedel by the leading SC Rist in the North group. It was ETB Wohnbau’s eighth consecutive loss in a row. Calvin has relatively good stats this season 14.9ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.6apg and 1.5spg. Print Friendly Version The Drake University men’s basketball program has a long and storied tradition of preparing players for long and prosperous basketball careers overseas in international competition. Currently, nearly a dozen Bulldogs are competing across the globe. Here are some of the top performances by former Drake standouts in the last week courtesy of Josh Young (6’1”-G-88, graduated ’10, plays pro in Germany) led Rasta Vechta to a victory over the closely-ranked Brose Baskets (10-5) 85-67 in the German BBL on Saturday night. He was MVP of the game. Young recorded 19 points and had 3 steals in 20 minutes. Rasta Vechta (11-5) is fourth in the BBL. It was his team’s eighth consecutive victory in a row. Young is averaging 11.6ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.9apg. Jacob Enevold (7’1”-F-94, graduated ’17, plays pro in Denmark) was not able to secure a victory for Svendborg (10-5) in their last game. Despite his good performance the fourth-placed Svendborg (10-5) was crushed 102-80 in Horsens by the second-ranked Horsens IC in the ProA group. Jensen scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. This year Jensen averages 9.4ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.1bpg in 15 games.  Ben Simons (6’8”-F-91, graduated ’13, plays in Spain) could not help Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB (6-10) in their last game. Despite Simons’ good performance, Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro CAB was edged 84-83 on the road by the lower-ranked (#14) Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. He was the second best scorer with 14 points. Simons is averaging 10.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.1apg in 11 games he played so far. last_img read more