Ulm Basketball-surprise, Surprise, failure and happiness

Munich, or Berlin, those were the names that were called prior to the final tournament of the Basketball Bundesliga from the experts, like a mantra, when it cam

Ulm Basketball-surprise, Surprise, failure and happiness

Munich, or Berlin, those were the names that were called prior to the final tournament of the Basketball Bundesliga from the experts, like a mantra, when it came time to make the favorites for the title track. Of course, the restriction came always be Surprises, given the mode that provides the quarter-finals in a return game, possible.

Now, have already played in the preliminary round, with Ulm and Ludwigsburg two Teams so strong that they have expanded the original line of the two Euroleague Teams existing favourites. While Ludwig Burger had been delivered before the Corona break a very strong start to the season, the impressive performances of Ratiopharm Ulm at the Munich tournament surprisingly. In the quarter-finals, which begins this Wednesday (16.30) with the first game, it goes against Frankfurt. The decision in this round falls on Friday (20.30, respectively, with Magenta Sport).

prior to the significant 89:66 against BG Göttingen in the last preliminary round game last Sunday, had the team as the winner of group A standing, after they had defeated the defending champion Bayern Munich and the sharp EWE Baskets Oldenburg scores appreciated. And the FC Bayern, it is now difficult, then lost, surprisingly, also on Sunday – 81:89 against Oldenburg.

"We have sold in the Bundesliga season a little under the value," says Ulm's sports Director Thorsten Leibenath. Therefore, the Ulm flew before the tournament somewhat under the Radar, especially since it was clear that Killian Hayes, Seth Hinrichs and Grant Jerrett three important players were missing. This has defined the hierarchies and tasks on the new field, also because in Thomas Klepeisz (Braunschweig) and Dylan Osetkowski (Göttingen), the League allowed two Post-obligations were made.

The new work-chemistry in Ulm seems to work better than the old one, was cut into the lot on the 18-year-old Killian Hayes. The young Frenchman was "the project" Ulm this season. The focus is on its development and the claim of the in January, to Spain, exchanged, Zoran Dragic, to the first Option, had paralyzed the team may be stronger than first thought. For the next season, Hayes will move to the NBA, where he is expected to be in the Draft this summer, be among the first ten, maybe even among the first five players. Even if it was never communicated so clearly, is not to assume that the game maker is not at the final tournament, to worsen his chances due to an injury.

Thus, played by Tyler Harvey in the foreground. The Americans did not have an easy season, had to pause a couple of weeks with a shoulder injury and was used by head coach Jaka Lakovic, due to the priority of Hayes’ almost only as a Shooting Guard. Now the 26-Year-old that he could find as a accurate Point Guard his true calling. In addition to Harvey, the two newcomers will have to be positively noted. Thomas Klepeisz forms with Harvey and veteran By Günther a harmonious creative Department, because he plays with the perfect dosage. Everything that the Austrian power, is team-oriented and happens in and out of the rhythm of the team. With this mentality, he shines as a preparer and three points launcher. The post Dylan Osetkowski can be described as a real Coup by Thorsten Leibenath.

Updated Date: 17 June 2020, 03:19

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