Christopher Zane Chris Kaman is an American-German professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. Kaman stands 70 and weighs 265 pounds and he was selected sixth overall in the first round of the 2003 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, after a college basketball career at Central Michigan University. Kaman attended Tri-unity Christian School in Wyoming, leading his high school varsity to the state Class D quarterfinals in 2000, before losing to Lenawee Christian School. He went on to play for three seasons at Central Michigan University, leading them to a Mid-American Conference Championship and a NCAA tournament first-round win in 2003. He garnered Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America honors before declaring for the 2003 NBA draft, in his rookie year, Kaman averaged 6.1 points,5.6 rebounds,0.89 blocks and 22.5 minutes in 82 games played. He was the only Clipper to play all 82 games, Kaman became only the second rookie in franchise history to play in all 82 games in his rookie season.
He tallied eight points and seven rebounds in 19 minutes played, a year after his rookie season, Chris Kaman improved his play by averaging 9.1 points,6.7 rebounds and 25.9 minutes in 63 games. He had missed 12 games due to injury, including the first 11 games of the due to a left ankle sprain. Kaman continued to create milestones in his career as he scored in double-figures in 30 games, Kaman recorded 14 point-rebound double-doubles and led the team in rebounds in 16 games and in blocks 19 times. Despite the Clippers missing the playoffs again for the year in a row. By the end of the 05–06 season, Kaman averaged 11.9 points,9.6 rebounds and 1.38 blocks in 32.8 minutes per game, appearing in 78 games. He missed two games with a left ankle and one game with a sore left knee He finished the regular season ranked 9th in the NBA in rebounds per game, 12th in FG%. Kaman recorded 49 games of scoring in double figures with 10 of those games scoring 20 points or more, Kaman recorded 36 games with 10 or more rebounds.
Kaman finished the season with 29 games having points-rebounds double-doubles, the Clippers achieved their first winning record in 14 seasons and clinched their first playoff spot since 1997. By the end of the season, the Clippers finished sixth in the Western Conference, with a record of 47–35, the Clippers beat the Nuggets, but during the series against Denver, opposing player Reggie Evans reached in and yanked Kamans testicles after boxing out for a rebound. Evans was fined $10,000 for his actions, the Clippers went on to lose to the Suns in the next round. Kaman had raised his points and rebounds averages each season since he came into the league, thus 2006–2007, especially after a strong playoff run, was supposed to be a season of high expectations. However, Kaman only managed to average 10.1 points,7.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 29 minutes per game, one possible explanation was that Kaman had been slowed down by a hamstring injury in training camp, limiting his mobility
Guillermo Federico Kammerichs is an Argentine professional basketball player who plays for Unión de Goya. He is 6 ft 8 in tall and he weighs 245 lbs and he holds German citizenship, because he is of German descent. He went back to Argentina after a year, at the end of season with Flamengo. Kammerichs was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2nd round of the 2002 NBA Draft, Kammerichs is a member of the senior mens Argentine national basketball team. With Argentinas senior national team, he won medals at the 2003 FIBA Americas Championship, the 2005 FIBA Americas Championship. He won medals at both the 2008 Summer Olympic Games and the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship. In 2011 he won the medal at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship. com Profile Euroleague. net Profile FIBA Profile Latinbasket. com Profile Spanish League Profile
Robin Clemens Benzing is a German professional basketball player who plays for CAI Zaragoza of the Liga ACB. He is a member of the German national basketball team, standing at 6 ft 10 in, he plays at the small forward position. Benzing played in Germany with TV Langen, Ratiopharm Ulm and Bayern Munich, on June 30,2015, he signed a two-year deal with CAI Zaragoza of the Spanish Liga ACB. Benzing has been a member of the German national under-18 and German national under-20 teams and he played in the 2007 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and the 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship, where he was the tournament’s leading scorer with 22.2 points per game. In 2009, he made his debut for the senior Germany national basketball team in the EuroBasket 2009 and he played the EuroBasket 2011,2013,2015 and the 2010 FIBA World Championship. Note, The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season and he played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
Official website Robin Benzing at draftexpress. com Robin Benzing at eurobasket. com Robin Benzing at euroleague. net
John Ecker (basketball)
John Miles Ecker is a German-American former basketball player and coach. He played college basketball for the UCLA Bruins under Coach John Wooden, Ecker played and coached professionally in Germany, where he became a naturalized citizen in 1977. He taught at a school in Germany. Ecker is married to German Olympic gold-medal winner Heide Ecker-Rosendahl and their son, Danny Ecker, became one of the top German pole vaulters. Playing basketball at University High in West Los Angeles, Ecker was named to the All-Western League Second Team in 1965, as a senior, he averaged 20.7 points per game and was named to the All-Los Angeles City First Team. He was named to the All-Western League First Team along with senior teammate Bill Seibert. Ecker was not a player for UCLA. Over three championship seasons, he played in every game, though his playing time was limited. The skinny, 6-foot-6-inch reserve served as a backup at both forward and center and he is one of 14 players who won three National Collegiate Athletic Association titles at UCLA under Coach John Wooden.
Ecker entered UCLA as a walk-on without a scholarship, and was a starter on the freshman team in 1966–67. He was joined in the lineup by Seibert, his high school teammate. The following season, Ecker redshirted and did not play and he made the 15-man varsity squad for 1968–69, and served as the teams third-string center. On the first day of practice in 1969–70, students at UCLA had scheduled a walkout to protest the Vietnam War. Ecker joined teammate Andy Hill, who was a high school teammate, in requesting Wooden to cancel practice to support of the antiwar effort. With the graduation of three-year starting center Lew Alcindor, Ecker was promoted to second-string as starter Steve Pattersons backup, during the season, Ecker made a 4-foot layup with five seconds remaining for a 72–71 win over Oregon State. He had entered the game for a ball with 16 seconds left after Sidney Wicks had fouled out. UCLA finished the season 28–2, and won the championship game over Jacksonville. At the annual banquet after the season, Seibert delivered a speech that was highly critical of Wooden
Demond Greene is a former German–American professional basketball player. He played at the guard position. Since 2015 he is the assistant coach of the Bayern Munich reserve team, Greene played with the number 24 for Bayern Munich from 2010 to 2014. Before transferring to Munich he played one season for the Greek club GS Olympia Larissa BC of the A1 Ethniki, before that he played two years for Brose Baskets from Bamberg and one year for Alba Berlin. During his time at Bayer Giants Leverkusen, he one of the best German shooters. From 1997 to 2002 Greene played with DJK Würzburg, where he was a teammate of 13-time NBA All-Star Dirk Nowitzki, Greene has been a member of the Germany national basketball team. He played at EuroBasket in 2005,2007 and 2009, at FIBA Basketball World Cup in 2006 and 2010, in all competitions he averaged 7.3 points,1.8 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game. Note, The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season and he played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
Greenes father is from the United States, and his mother is from Germany, Demond Greene at beko-bbl. de Demond Greene at draftexpress. com Demond Greene at eurobasket. com Demond Greene at euroleague. net Demond Greene at fiba. com