For that novice fan that entered a basketball gym for the first time and was scoping the participants on the court might have yelled “hey surfer boy, you might find waves off the coast of Holland, but not the way you are parked in the corner behind that line”. Of course for any one that followed the Beko BBL in Germany in the last years knew that that was no Travis Burke with the long blond hair, but really German basketball player Robert Kulawick who only sported that look after games as on the court he always had his hair in a bun. Kulawick will no longer sit in the corner waiting for the pass and amaze fans with his unorthodox shooting style and golden smile as he has decided to hang up his sneakers in the Beko BBL. The 30 year old 192cm guard has decided to head to Berlin and concentrate on his family and life there. “In the end there were more points that spoke for Berlin than against it. It wasn´t an easy decision and it wasn´t a decision against Goettingen. I have much ties to Goettingen and have many friends here so one will see me here again. I had many nice and successful seasons with Goettingen with the Eurochallenge win or the last game of the season. That will stay forever”, warned Robert Kulawick. The German really picked the perfect time to go as he was instrumental in helping the club remain in the Beko BBL as on the last game day where the team had to win to hinder moving down to the Pro A, he stepped up and rattled the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg with 20 points and called it his best season and career game.
Jason Boone is a 26 year old 198cm power forward/center from Sugar Loaf, New York. He will be playing his first season with the s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg and his fourth in the Beko BBL. He played three seasons for BG Goettingen. He played at New York University(NCAA 3) from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 28 games averaging 14.1ppg, 9.6rpg, 2.4bpg, 2.9apg, FG: 63.0%, FT: 64.3%. Three seasons ago, he played at Bernau(Regionalliga) before making the jump up three leagues to MEG Goettingen. In 2008-2009, he averaged 4.4ppg, 4.0rpg, FG: 53.7. In 2009-2010, he won the Eurochallenge playing EuroChallenge: 16 games: 10.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 59.6%, FT: 53.8%; German League: 35 games: 9.1ppg, 6.1rpg, FGP: 60.3%, FT: 55.9%. Last season with BG Goettingen he played 37 games: 8.5ppg, 5.9rpg, FGP: 59.8%, FT: 34.9%; EuroCup: 14 games: 9.1ppg, 6.2rpg, Blocks-4(1.1bpg), FGP: 59.8%, FT: 36.0%. Jason spoke to German Hoops before the game against The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig February 18th.
A big 64-55 win in Bayreuth. It was another typical low scoring grind out win for the s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg. What was key in the end for getting a big road win?
It was definitely a grind. The Bayreuth arena is one of the toughest places to play in the BBL. Fortunately we made the plays down the stretch to seal the victory.