Year Of Birth:1985
Current Team:SUM BASKETS BRAUNSCWEIG
Tactical: High basketball IQ. Good at reading the defense and making the right decisions on offense.
Mental: I am mentally tough and focused during practice and games. I can push myself to work hard even if nobody is watching. I have had enough successes and failures to be able to deal with each situation positively.
Physical: I am always in very good shape and a very active player on both ends of the court. I am tireless at running off screens and the defense usually gets tired chasing me. I am currently completely healthy.
Technical: I have a textbook technique of shooting the basketball. Very quick release in catch-and-shoot situations. Good basic fundamentals. Very good at reading screens and coming off screens to shoot.
Experience: I have gained a lot of experience by playing on many different high quality levels of competition. Played at all youth levels in Austria (from u14 up to u22), as well as 3rd Division and 2nd Division. Playing in the U.S. also helped me gain valuable experience, because I played against a more athletic competition at very high levels (High School, Junior College and NCAA 2).
My Austrian citizenship is also valuable, because I do not use up a roster spot of a NON-EU Player while still having the combined background of European and U.S. basketball.
00-01: 3rd place of Austrian National Championship with u16 Team of UBC Oberwart Gunners.
01-02: Section Finals with Little Falls High School in Little Falls, MN.
02-05: Member of Red Devils Linz (2nd Division & U22) and BBC Linz (3rdDivision & U18).
Scored 47pts in U18 qualifying game.
Leading scorer of the 3rd division team, U22 team, and U18 team all three years.
Leading scorer of 3rd division for two consecutive years.
05-07: Central Lakes College, Brainerd, Minnesota. 6.2ppg, 1.44rpg, 1.1apg
Runner up of Minnesota Junior College State Championship.
Leading team in 3-point percentage and 3-point field goals made.
07-09: Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota. 6.1MPG, 2.35PPG, 32% from 3-point line
1 turnover per 40 min. played and 1 steal per 21 min played in 08-09 season.
Career high 17pts on 5-9 shooting from 3-point line in 12min on Feb. 2nd 2008.
Matt Bowen – Head Coach
Bemidji State University
Office – 218-755-2774
Jim Russel – Head Coach
Central Lakes College
Office – 218-855-8213