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Jevohn Shepherd (Deutsche Bank Skyliners) Has A License To Fly To The Hoop And No Cinderella Reality Hanging On His Shoulders

In the last 10 months, the basketball career of 24 year old Canadian Jevohn Shepherd has been sort of a whirlwind like that of Bayern goalie Thomas Kraft who was always in the shadow of Hans Jorg Butt and then got the call, 19 year old soccer player Andreas Merkel who came to Germany from Kazakhstan and lived in a village in the Westerwald and now is getting press in Germany after being discovered by AC Milian and recently playing Champions League or actress Gabourey Sidibe going from Americas got talent to being nominated for a Golden Globe for Precious. Last summer Shepherd who had graduated from Michigan played in Canada in Halifax, the gateway to the Atlantic for the Rainmen possibly enjoying the breathtaking city street scapes often used for motion pictures to stand in for other cities that are too expensive to work in and then a few months later mixing it up for the Canadian national team at the World championships in Turkey with top basketball players like Marc Gasol, Boris Diaw or Linas Kleiza. He then started off the 2010-2011 basketball season in Germany in the PRO A for the Giroballers Live Osnabrueck and a few weeks ago played against Chemnitz against Americans like Gary Johnson and Ty Law and a few days ago against the Giessen 46ers against Michael Jordan and with ex NBA player Roger Powell. Despite all this excitement, it seems like the friendly Canadian is taking it all in stride despite looking at me a bit lost in the expression in his eyes as I was flooding him with German in the post game radio interview, but he then showing some relief as the English came in the translation. “I am extremely excited this is a great club to be apart of and to be able to be apart of it is a great opportunity I cant really express much more how excited I am .I felt comfortable in my first game. Frankfurt has a good group of guys that talked to me a lot. Coach prepared us well and there was adjusting to do since this league is a lot more physical and the players are smarter”, stressed Jevohn Shepherd.


Dustin Pfeifer Looking To Lead The Giroballers Osnabrueck Into The BBL

Dustin Pfeifer is a 26 year old 173cm guard from Ohio. He went to Findlay(NCAA2) from 2002-2006. In his senior year, he played 30 die_junge_Ligagames averaging 15.2ppg, 3rpg, 5.3apg, 3spg. He was GLIAC South Division Regular Season Champion, player of the year as well as being named to the all NCAA2 all defensive team in 2006.

Then Pfeifer turned professional turning his back on the American leagues and going to Europe. His first destination was Denmark playing for Sjaelland playing 22 games and averaging 18ppg, 1.3rpg, 5.5apg, 2.8spg. In 2007-2008, he started with Benslips Baskets Salzkotten before moving to Hertener Löwen in the PRO B playing 11 games and averaging 19.0ppg, 3.5rpg, Assists-2(6.8apg), Steals-2(3.0spg), 2FGP-3(67.5%), 3FGP: 30.0%, FT: 76.0%.

Last season, he played for BV Chemnitz 99 in the PRO A playing 30 games averaging 14.5ppg, 3.5rpg, Assists-3(5.6apg), Steals-3(2.2spg), FGP: 56.3%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 73.5%. It is kind of a surprise after such good stats that he took a step back to play for ProA newcomer GiroLive-Ballers Osnabrueck this season. Dustin spoke to German Hoops during training camp.