u16M 4 game report 3-1 4th place
this year ,with only 3 players from last year , this season is a remodeling year with a whole new group coming together from u 16-2 and 3 u14 players . so summer was a system learning type of workout . having split 2 test games 1-1 Barmen had the Pokal games but coming up short to an better Dortmund team . But that was a good thing for us cause that loss got us ready for the year .
I was not sure what to expect in the league this year , last year the kids were Big and i thought it would be very hard for us to win . and it is hard . the Boys have to play . But after playing Duisburg W, Kamp-linfort ( 2 teams from last yr), and Duisburg Baskets , the league might be looking at us about who has the Big man .
Barmen has 4 bigman (PF,C)
Sean Nnabue (C) 6'4 8 PPG , 8 RPG , playing only 2 games , the 1st game of the yr vs Duisburg W . Sean played only the 1st half after spraining his ankle . so he was out for 2 games . but he finished with 10 pts and 7 rebs .
Vlad Statsevich (F) 6'1 21.3 PPG, 6.2 RPG , 48/37 FGs 77% . Vlad is one of our guys from last years team. he has been efficient playing at the PF position , with great post moves and fakes , he creates spaces to score and draws fouls as well . he will also play a little bit farther from the basket on the wing at times .
Kaan Kilic (PF,C) 6'2 9.8 PPG, 8 RPG , 34/17 FGs 50% . Kaan is Long and Swift , sometimes too Swift . he very Active around the basket and he can score when he gets going. he will have a solid year .
Eric Burmitskij (C) 6'3 3.3 PPG , 6.5 RPG . Eric is a strong BIG!! "BRICKWALL" !!! where Athleticism lacks , muscle and strength shows itself. He has filled in the middle very well . Especially the game in Uderingen vs a Big and quick team he pulls down 6 Rebs. Eric is still learning and he will have a breakout game soon .
2 Swing Forwards (SF)
Benny Djuhera (SF) 6'1 23.3 PPG, 26/14 FGs 54% , 27/13 3PTs 48% , 2 SPG . Benny has taken the role of Leader this year . coming out confidient and shooting the ball well . he had dropped 20, 24, 26 pts in all 3 games he has played . he is an all around player that can shoot . we just have to keep Benny's head cool and he will have a great year .
Marc Lütters (SF) 6'0 5.0 PPG , 10/7 FGs 70% . a solid defender and husler. Marc gives 100% for the time he is in there . jumping for lose balls , getting a steal or help on a steal . this summer he worked on his shot , and he has hit 70% of his shots . hopefully he can become more of a two-way defender .
5 Guards (G,PG)
Niko Apostrolakis (G) 5'9 5.3 PPG , 2.0 SPG . Niko a quick slashy big guard who can get to the basket . he is truly a point guard but will play alot of off guard and SF. should have a good year .
Lobe Odennel (G) 5'8 4.7 PPG , 10/5 FGs 50% , 2 BPG . Odo has the skill set , he is quick , a little frail, but quick and can shoot when he is confident . He also has a thing for blocking shots for a guard . he should have a outcoming game soon
Luke Huber (PG) 5'7 4.3 PPG , 4.3 APG , 1.5 SPG . Luke is the General running the point this year . he has came right in and made plays to others . 4 assist a game is great to see. keep it going Luke !
2 Freshman ( last yr u14)
Maceo Gulich (G) 5'6 6.5 PPG , 2.2 APG . Maceo has already shown he is ready this year . he just need to get a little more stronger . He shoot the ball very confidently and he has good eyesight on the floor . he will fill the Guard positon in very well this season and watch out next year .
Alex Kakos (G) 5'6 5.3 PPG . Alex is coming in the game and adjusting pretty well . i think a few games more and we will see a different and more efficient Alex . he can shoot the ball when he is open . the problem is he just a little small . but he will learn how to create space .
Barmen 3-1 4th place 207/112 FGs 54%, 79/39 FTs 49% , 52/20 3PTs 38% , 14.7 APG , 35 RPG, 6 BPG, 9 SPG
Duisburg W 66-81
Uerdingen 107-55 L