Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Braunschweig signed Marcus Goree

The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig had been looking for a long time to replace injured Nate Fox and finally found a replacement with Euroleague veteran Marcus Goree.

Goree is a 32 year old 201cm power forward from Dallas Texas who is playing his tenth professional season as a basketball spieler. German basketball fans remember him from his basketball days with the Opel Skyliners where he played from 2001-2002 where he played 32 games averaging 19.5ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.6apg, 1.3bpg, 1.0spg.

The BEKO BBL recieved a big time name with Goree and Braunschweig sport director is thrilled that they were able to land his services. 'We are happy that we were able to get such a well known and experienced player. I am sure that he will help us. He will help us physically an he has shown his top class play with many European teams and he knows the BEKO BBL. He is a great defender', stressed Oliver Braun.

Last season, he played for Triumph Lyubertsy (Russia-A Superleague, starting five): Eurocup Qualifications: 2 games: 9.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.0apg, 2.0spg, 1.0bpg; EuroChallenge: 14 games: 8.7ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 51.1%, FT: 54.5%; Russian League: 23 games: 9.6ppg, Reb-5 (5.9ppg), FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 68.1%. He knows what it feels like to win championships winning the Italian Cup in 2005 and 2007, winning the Israeli league title and cup in 2003 and the Euroleague in 2008. He has played 85 Euroleague games in his long career.

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