That the Fraport Skyliners organization have strived for excellence in their youth movement has not been a secret as their program continues to make strides forward year by year and they have been rewarded with sending three players to the 2015 NBBL Allstar game in Ulm which showcase the top youth players in Germany.. The club has shown in the past that they have been very capable of developing young players as the Skyliner German big three of Danilo Barthel, Johannes Voigtmann and Konstantin Klein continue to go their way in the German basketball world, as Danilo Barthel played NBA Summer league, Johannes Voigtmann made the jump to the German national team and Konstantin Klein made it to the German A-2 national team. The next bunch of talented young players have already been found with Niklas Kiel (207-F-97), Armin Musovic (192-PG-96) and Lennart Okeke (191-G-96) who have been invited to take part at the 2015 NBBL Allstar game in Ulm.
Niklas Kiel (207-F-97) is a 17 year old 207cm power forward that started his basketball career with the Paderborn Baskets U16 team in 2011. He played for BBG Herford (Regionalliga) the last two seasons and last season played 17 games averaging 7.3ppg, 4.7rpg, FGP: 60.9%, 3PT: 23.8%, FT: 65.8%. Last season he had massive stats of 15,0ppg and 13.0rpg in the NBBL and was named rookie of the year This season he made the jump to the Fraport Skyliners wanting to take the next step and is playing for their farm team Fraport Skyliners Pro B team and NBBL for Eintracht Frankfurt. Kiel is a player that has an unorthodx line drive shot and can dominate inside with his quick foot work and overpowering body. So far this season in the German pro B, Kiel is averaging 7,5ppg, 6,0rpg and 1,3apg.He has scored in double figures four times with two double doubles. His best game was against Saarlouis with 13 points and 10 rebounds. In the NBBL, Kiel is averaging 16,0ppg, 10,3rpg and 2,0 apg.He has had two double doubles and his best game was a 21 point 12 rebound effort against TBB Trier junior team. Last summer he played at the European Championships U18 Division B in Sofia (Bulgaria) -14 (Gold): 9 games: 7.3ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 46.4%, FT: 58.3%.
Lennart Okeke (191-G-96) is a 18 year old 191cm guard that started his basketball career in 2011 with Eintracht Frankfurt (2.Regionalliga). He played his first Pro B game for the Fraport Skyliners Juniors at the end of the 2012-2013 season at age 16. Last season he officially joined the Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt II (ProB) playing 9 games averaging 2.3ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.2apg, played also at Eintracht Frankfurt U19 team (NBBL). This season he is playing For the Fraport Skyliners Pro B team and NBBL team Eintracht Frankfurt. So far this season the German has played nine Pro B games averaging 4,3ppg and 1,8rpg. His best game was a nine point effort against the Hebeisen White Wings Hanau. In the NBBL the German has played all six games that were wins avergaing 9,7ppg, 2,3rpg and 1,7apg.He has scored in double figures four times including a 16 point game against TBB Trier Junior team-
Armin Musovic (192-PG-96) is a 18 year old 192cm point guard that is currently playing for the Fraport Skyliners Juniors in the Pro B and also plays for Eintracht Frankfurt in the NBBL. He started his basketball career in 2009 for TS Griesheim. He joined Eintracht Frankfurt in 2010 and joined the Fraport Skyliners Pro B team in 2012 already playing three games as a 16 year old. Last season he played for Eintracht Frankfurt (Germany-2.Regionaliga) and played also for Eintracht Frankfurt U19 team (NBBL) and for Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt II (ProB) playing 8 games and averaging 1.5ppg. This season he is also giving double duty for the Fraport Skyliners Juniors and the NBBL team. The German explains his two roles. “In the NBBL I am the captain and leader. I always try to keep the team together in stress situations. As the point guard I always try to see what our offense needs at that specific time in the game. Sometimes I dont have to score as our big men do it. My role isn’t so much different in the Pro B. As the point guard I have to be the leader and am the organizer and coach. I don’t have to be as vocal as we Have Marius Nolte and Tim Oldenburg who have that duty, but Marius often tells me to be more vocal. But there is always a certain respect that you need to have for Marius”, stressed Armin Musovic (192-PG-96). In the Pro B Musovic is averaging 5,1ppg, 1,6rpg and 2,4apg. He scored in double figures twice and his best scoring game was a 12 point effort against Schwelm. In the NBBL he is averaging 13,9ppg, 5,6apg and 3,6rpg.