Seth Doliboa is a 32 year old 203 cm power forward that is playing his third season for Benfica Lisabon in Portugal where he was champion twice. He grew up in Ohio and went to Wright State. In his junior year, he played 28 games averaging 22.3ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.3apg. In his senior year, he played 28 games averaging 15.0ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.0apg. He started his professional basketball career with the Roanoke Dazzle playing in the NBDL league and then in the D-League, playing 47 games averaging 10.0ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 43%, 3PT: 33%, FT: 78.1%. In 2009-2010, he played in Portugal for Sport Lisboa Benfica playing 26 games and averaging 17.6ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 59.9%, 3PT: 38.7%, FT: 72.8%. He won the Portugal league championship and was the 2009 Allstar MVP award. In 2010-2011, he played for the Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 47 games: 10.3ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 52.5%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 74.3%. In 2011-2012, he played for Olin Edirne Basketball (Turkey-TBL): 35 games: 9.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 29.3%, FT: 74.3%. Last season, he played for Sport Lisboa Benfica (Portugal-LPB): 31 games: 13.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.3apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 51.7%, 3PT-2(43.9%), FT: 80.6%. He spoke to German Hoops about basketball and about new Skyliner Ted Scott.
You are now your third season away from the Frankfurt Skyliners. Has the time gone quickly and what has been the biggest thrill on and off the court for you?
Wow, third season away already. Time has gone fast. The biggest thrill on the court was winning another championship here in Portugal. The biggest thrill off the court also came last season with the arrival of my son.
You are now 2/2 in Portugal with Benfica Lisabon having won two league titles in 2009 and 2012. How good are the chances of the club getting a third title this season?
It s never easy to win a championship in any country. I don t want to say what the chances are this season, but we definitely plan to defend our title.
You shot very well from outside last season at 43,9% second best in the league. Did you work even harder on your shot last year?
I pride myself in always working as hard as I can on my game. I try not to watch percentages too much or put too much importance on them.
The Fraport Skyliners have picked up your ex teammate Ted Scott. If you could compare him to a player that you played with in Germany who would it be?
I can t think of any player I would compare him to. You will see that the combination of his athleticism and shooting ability is very rare.
He is a natural scorer, but what other qualities does he have that will really help the Skyliners?
Ted is a great guy to have on your team. He always has good spirits and is always ready to make the big play.
What is your fondest memory of him on the court last season helping the team get a victory?
We went to game 5 last season for the finals on the road. It was a very close and intense game all the way through. Ted hit several big jump shots to quiet the crowd. Nothing like a quietting the gym on the road.
What is the most amazing thing that you saw him do in a practice?
Don t let Ted s size fool you. I saw him dunk on several people last year in practice. I don t want to say any names. Marius better be careful.
Both you and Ted Scott come from Ohio. What special Ohio quality does he have that players not from Ohio can have?
I don t know if it s due to Ohio or not, but he has great basketball instincts.
If you have a sprint duel with Dashaun Wood who was your teammate at Wright State from baseline to baseline and you have a some feet on him starting from the free throw line can you still win?
I think I should be allowed to start at half court.
What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
We watched Apocalypto last night after my son went down because it was on.
Thanks Seth for the chat.