Retin Obasohan is a 25 year old 185cm guard that has the Belgium/Nigerian citizenship and last played in Germany with the Oettinger Rockets Gotha (Germany-BBL) playing 34 games averaging 13.6ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.6apg, Steals-1(2.0spg), FGP: 48.6%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 73.4%. He played his rookie season with Scandone Avellino (Italy-Serie A) playing 27 games averaging 5.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 65.6%; and played 14 BCL games averaging 4.9ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.1apg. He played at Alabama(NCAA) from 2012-2016 playing 124 games and as a senior played 33 games averaging 17.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.6apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 37.2%, FT: 69.9%. Before coming back in europe, he played at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft) playing 3 games averaging 16.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 4.7apg, 1.7spg and played NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Sacramento Kings) playing 4 games averaging 9.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0spg. Currently the guard is unsigned and talked to Germanhoops.com about his basketball career.
Miles Schmidt-Scheuber interviewing Gotha guard Retin Obasohan after the 90-82 loss in Frankfurt where he contributed 12 points, 6 boards and 4 assists
Retin thanks for talking to Germanhoops.com Where are you at the moment and how has your summer been?
I’m currently in the USA, that’s usually where I spend my off-seasons to train and prepare for the following season. My summer has been an eventful one, a lot of surprises but nothing I can’t handle so all in all it has been a great summer!
You played your second professional season with BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (Germany-BBL) playing 34 games averaging 13.6ppg, 4.9rpg, 3.6apg, Steals-1(2.0spg), FGP: 48.6%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 73.4%. It was a season to forget. How tough was this season for you and what positives could you take from it?
I wouldn’t be so fast to say it was a season to forget. And this is something I shared with all my teammates from last year. That even though the results we achieved wasn’t what we wanted to achieve. I was proud of the way that we continued to fight and battle every single game and the growth that the we obtained as a team. Losing is terrible, there aren’t many things on this planet that I hate more than losing but it can be your biggest teacher and source of inspiration and that’s what it did for me.