Monday, February 16, 2009
Joel Przybilla to get German nationality?
After having successfully integrated Chris Kaman(2.13-C) to the German national team after his German background was discovered by Five magazine, German media market competitor Basket.de came up with a story about current Portland Trailblazer Joel Przybilla(2.16-C) in which the Minnesota native tells readers that he has, besides his already-known Polish roots, a link to Germany through his mother.
This gives Przybilla the opportunity to play for either nation in the upcoming Eurobasket should its federation goes for a possible nationalization process. The question remains if Germany is interested in doing so, however, as the current national team coach announced in a recent press conference that the core of the new national team would be built around young guys like Steffen Hamann, Joe Herber, Philip Zwiener, Konrad Wysocki, Jan Jagla, Sven Schultze, Tim Ohlbrecht, Gordon Geib, Heiko Schaffartzik, Dominik Bahiense de Mello and Philipp Schwethelm.
source : ballineurope.com