Market

Eric Osmundson Might Take On The Waves One Day, But Now Looks For A New Team

Eric Osmundson is a 26 year old 196cm combo guard that can also play the small forward position. He grew up in Carlsbad, California and BBLpresently resides in San Diego. He played his freshman year at Utah, and then transferring to Pennsylvania and playing there from 2003-2006. In his senior year, he played 29 games averaging 9.9ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.5apg, FG: 37.5%, 3PT: 34.1%, FT: 60.7%. He was Ivy League champion in 2005 and 2006. In 2006, he was drafted by the Colorodo 14ers of the D-League. In 2007-2008, he played 50 games for Colorodo averaging 8.7ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 43.1%, 3PT: 37%, FT: 70.5%.

Last season, he came to Germany in February to play for the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven averaging 5.5ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 34.9%, 3PT: 24.4%, FT: 76.4%. Eric is currently looking for a team. For interest please contact him at eric.n.osmundson@gmail.com.

Eric thanks for talking to German Hoops. Its been a tough summer for many players on the transfer market. Did you expect that it would be so difficult for you in finding a club?

I knew it would be a little difficult given our result from last year in Bremerhaven but I am staying positive and working on my game in hopes of signing with a club sometime soon. It is a very tough market and there are a lot of really solid players with good experience still in my position looking to find a club.

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A Basketball Moment From Los Angeles With Ex Skyliner Travon Bryant

Travon Bryant (206-F-83, agency: Octagon, college: Missouri) is a 26 year old 206 cm forward that is a skilled combination lefty forward BBLthat has a nice shooting touch from 10-15 feet, and is strong enough to maneuver in the paint in traffic and with his back to the basket. He comes from Long Beach, California and played at The Univeristy of Missouri from 2000-2004 with skilled players like Linas Kleiza, Rickey Paulding, Jason Conley and Jimmy McKinney.

In his senior year, he played 30 games averaging 10.6ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.7apg. In his five year career, he has taken a liking to the warm climate of Greece playing there for four years. In 2004-2005, he played for Iraklis Thessaloniki playing FIBA Europe League averaging 11.6ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.0apg, 0.9spg, FGP: 52.7%, 3Pts: 25%; and playing 26 games in the Greek league averaging 10.2ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.0apg, 2FGP: 48.0%, 3FGP: 31.0%.

In 2005-2006, he played for AO Kolossos Rodo playing 24 games and averaging 14.5ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.3apg, 1.1spg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 52.0%, 3PT: 41.0%, FT: 66.0%. After the season ended in Greece, he hopped over to Italy and helped Benetton Treviso win the Italian league title averaging 16 games: 4.6ppg, 2.6rpg.

In 2006-2007, he played in the BBL for the Deutsche Bank Skyliners playing 28 games and averaging 14.7ppg, Reb-5 (7.8rpg), 1.8apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 54.7%, 3FGP: 28.6%, FT: 61.7%. In 2007-2008, he jumped back to Greece and played for Costa Cafe Marousi playing FIBA EuroCup averaging 15.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.0apg, 1.5spg, 1.0bpg, 2FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 53.8%; and playing 22 games in the Greek league averaging 10.3ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.0apg, 2FGP: 62.0%, 3PT: 34.0%, FT: 52.0%. He also reached the Greek final in the playoffs playing 13 games and averaging 7.2ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 62.0%, FT: 62.0%. Last season, he played for AEK Athens playing 24 games and averaging 11.9ppg, Reb-5 (7.1rpg), 1.1apg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 19.0%, FT: 75.4%.

German Hoops caught up with Travon Bryant (206-F-83, agency: Octagon, college: Missouri) who is currently working out in Los Angeles and still looking for a team for the upcoming season.

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German national players? Anyone?

The market is really slow this season.

Many quality players are still available and looking for a new job. It is especially remarkable that among those players who are interesting for the german league, many (former) nationalplayers still got no team for the 2009/2010 campaign!

Today Alba Berlin announced the departure of Johannes Herber. The 26-year old german is joining a group of players who spend or spent their summers as Dirk Nowitzkis teammates.

You could almost form a whole team of (former) german nationalplayers, who are still looking for a new job.

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