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    Default German talents in the USA

    The most interesting ones in the NCAA currently should be:

    Elias Harris (SF/6'7''ft./201cm): Gonzaga

    Currently one of the nations top freshmen, playing for the University of Gonzaga, averaging 13,9 points / 7,6 rebounds / 1,1 Steals in only 27,5 minutes while starting all 14 games so far.

    Yesterday he was leading Gonzaga to an 85-83 win at Illinois with 19 points and 16 rebounds.
    The game before (83-69 win over Oklahoma), he drove in 15 points and 9 rebounds as their most effective player again.

    Lucca Staiger (SG/6'5''ft./196cm): Iowa State University

    Averaging 8,9 points / 1,7 rebounds / 1,5 Assists while starting all 12 games for the University of Iowa State, being their top threepoint-shooter with 33 (41,3%).

    Christian Standhardinger (SF/6'8''ft./203cm): University of Nebraska

    Still banned from official games due to his contract with a semi pro team in Germany in the 08/09 season. Had two impressive performances in exhibition games earlier this season, averaging 17,5 points & 7,0 rebounds. He will return to the team soon and play the second half of the season.

    Nick Schneiders (C/7'3''ft./221cm): USC Upstate

    Currently averaging 11,5 ppg., 7,0 rpg. and an impressive 3,5 blocked shots per game in his senior year there.
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    Standhardinger will play his first game next Saturday against Texas A&M.

    Other Germans that moved to NCAA this season are Max Rockmann (UMKC), Davis Martens (Siena) but also Kevin Schaffartzik and Thomas Schoeps who play at Odessa Junior College or Akeem Vargas who plays at the Iowa Lakes CC.

    Additionally, you find some more names in NAIA for example
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    Standhardinger is being heavily targeted by Filipinos given his ancestry, despite the fact he already played for German national teams.
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    I think Harris is playing mainly power forward for the Zags, at least he was in one of the preseason tournaments I watched.

    Not the position I see him on on pro level, lets hope he develops his overall game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur View Post
    Standhardinger is being heavily targeted by Filipinos given his ancestry, despite the fact he already played for German national teams.
    Filipinos here in the Forum tend to target everyone who's surname may sound Filipino and is proven to be able to hold a ball, particularly when he's above 6'0''.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsgermany View Post
    Filipinos here in the Forum tend to target everyone who's surname may sound Filipino and is proven to be able to hold a ball, particularly when he's above 6'0''.
    Yes, but Standhardinger is not that case.
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    There was already a discussion about that in the Pinoy section, but I still believe that Standhardinger will be better off sticking to Germany - something he actually did already in youth NT's, wearing the German jersey.

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    Standhardinger will play for Germany for sure. Why should he play for the Philippines. He should be the future of the German NT together with Harris, Benzing, Ohlbrecht in the next years.

    @robbe
    Harris is mainly playing PF in the games I saw. I don't know if he particularly works on his outside skills, I am not present at the practices. But I think that currently he mainly uses his speed to beat slower PF. Haven't seen a game of him though since end of November.
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    Harris must have worked on his outside shooting lately 'cause he starts doing quite well lately from threepoint range. I have seen him cover both SF and PF at Gonzaga.

    Lucca Staiger just helped Iowa State beat Houston 82-75 in double OT, scoring 18 points on 6 threepointers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsgermany View Post
    Harris must have worked on his outside shooting lately 'cause he starts doing quite well lately from threepoint range.
    good to mention that. I just checked his 3pt stats. He is at 7/10 over the last 5 games. Before that, he was at 2/10. We will see if that is just a streak at the moment or a real improvement. Let's hope for him it's the second
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsgermany View Post
    Filipinos here in the Forum tend to target everyone who's surname may sound Filipino and is proven to be able to hold a ball, particularly when he's above 6'0''.
    sourgraping mate? or threatened? better check Chris Facebook. For us.. it doesnt matter where he will play for as long as he aknowledges his roots.. your post about "pinoy's" is subjective and if you try to analyze my fellow Pinoy post they just want the best for chris for as long as he is happy with his decision.

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    ...and what exactly is your post supposed to tell us now?

    Noone doubts that his mother is Pinay and that he therefore has filipino roots right? Still that doesn't mean anything regarding his future preference, particularly since he already played for Germany.
    Athletes with ambitions usually tend to go where a) the money is b) the most challenging place respectively competetive league c) best possible teammates and coaching d) best NT perspectives (World Champs, Olympics etc.).
    Does any of that speak for the Philippines rather than Europe or the german NT in particular?

    I always said anyway that he has a lot of talent, but still needs to develop and mature more. The time at Nebraska will probably do him very good. Let's wait and see how he developes there and how good he will turn out to be. If he will really turn out to be as good as we all hope, it will still be up to him (and not us) for which NT he's gonna decide to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsgermany View Post
    Yesterday he was leading Gonzaga to an 85-83 win at Illinois with 19 points and 16 rebounds.
    And scored the gamewinner 12 seconds from time. They went to him in the final two possessions. Also the key rebound at the end of the game.


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    Quote Originally Posted by robbe View Post
    And scored the gamewinner 12 seconds from time. They went to him in the final two possessions. Also the key rebound at the end of the game.
    He also had the basket to put them ahead near the end of regulation, on a similar play to the gamewinner. And a nice dunk in traffic earlier in the second half.

    Draftexpress has him as the 15th pick in next year's draft.
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    I am surprised that no one mentioned Nick Schneider!


    Nick Schnider, USC UPSTATE, 7'3(2.21), 11.5 ppg, 7 rpg, 3.5 bpg


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    16 free throws in the last 4 minutes...
    Puerto Rico had 20 the whole game

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    You are absolutely right - he should be mentioned with solid numbers like that!

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    Lucca Staiger with a terrible night yesterday against no. 5 seed Duke Bluedevils. Staiger and the rest of the normally sharp shooting Cyclones couldn't hit anything against these impressive title candidates.

    Saturday the first regular game of Chris Standhardinger when Nebraska travels to Texas to face Texas A&M.

    Nick Schneiders and his Spartans are traveling to Nashville to play Belmont tonight. Schneiders is currently among the top shotblockers in Division I averaging 3,5 bpg. in 13 games so far this season.

    Elias Harris and Gonzaga will play St. Mary's on saturday.

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    Schneiders was born in 1984, so he's not that young anymore..
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    Well, at the age of 25 he's still young enough to be interesting for the NT I would guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fearless View Post
    Schneiders was born in 1984, so he's not that young anymore..
    For a 7'3 he still young(he is senior, this is the last year in NCAA)
    Originally Posted by -K2- View Post
    16 free throws in the last 4 minutes...
    Puerto Rico had 20 the whole game

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