Maarten Leunen is a 29 year old 206cm forward from Washington that is playing his first season in Germany for ratiopharm Ulm. He played at Oregon(NCAA) from 2004-2008. In his senior year he played 32 games averaging 15.2ppg, 9.2rpg, 2.8apg, FGP: 55.9%, 3Pts: 49.2%, FT: 78.9%. Promptly he was drafted by Houston Rockets (NBA,2rd(54). As a rookie in 2008-2009 he played for Darussafaka C.Tires Istanbul (Turkey-TBL) playing 32 games: 12.1ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.1apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 43.8%, FT: 83.3%. He then played five seasons for Pallacanestro Cantu (Italy-SerieA) reaching 3 finals and winning one Super Cup. He played a total 193 Serie A games, 26 Euroleague games and 21 Eurocup games. He spoke to German Hoops about basketball.
Congrats on the 77-70 win against the Fraport Skyliners. Frankfurt led after each quarter except for the fourth. What was key in getting the win?
We played better defense and that translated into better offense in the fourth quarter. We got some big stops at the end.
Your teammate Tim Ohlbrecht made a nice return to Frankfurt where he played in 2011-2012. How important was he for ratiopharm Ulm?
He was huge tonight. He helps the team a lot with his experience as he is one of the older guys on the team.