In this Scorers 1st series, we will be meeting the new additions to our agency who have joined after finishing their respective college careers and as they prepare to make the jump from campus to the pros...
A player with great rebounding ability, Stephen Nwaukoni out of Hofstra Univeristy was one of the best rebounders in the Colonial Athletic Association during his Senior season. The 6-foot-8, 240 pound power forward/center averaged 8.8 rebounds per game, which ranked 4th in rebounding and 1st in offensive rebounds per game (3.1 per game) to go along with 6.2 points per game.
Nwaukoni's lasting mark at Hofstra: the 12th player in program history to record 700 career rebounds is just the third Dutchmen to reach 700 rebounds in the last 30 years.
Scorers 1st is excited to announce Danilo Barthel will join the Miami Heat at the 2014 Orlando Summer League and 2014 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.
The 6-foot-10, 220 pound power forward put together an All-Star season for the Fraport Skyliners in Germany’s BEKO BBL, where he was also honored by the league and showed why is considered one of the rising young talents around Europe.
“I would like to take this time to thank the Miami Heat organization for including Danilo as part of their roster this summer,” said Scorers 1st CEO and NBA and FIBA certified agent Gerrit Kersten-Thiele.
“Over the last few years, we have watched Danilo grow as a player on the floor from ProB Germany, to the BBL and an All-Star this season and we’re so happy he has this opportunity to showcase his talents at Summer League.”
Thank you to Steven DiMiceli of Fansided's "We Wear the Ring", who recently caught-up with former Duquesne standout swingman Bill Clark whose professional experience ranges from Turkey, to France, Cyprus and the Ukraine, where he averaged 11 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 14 games during the 2013-14 season.
“A lot of teams pick me up because they know how I am and how I play. Kind of like with a chip on my shoulder and kind of like the bulldog of the team," said Clark.
“I just want to be somewhere where I’m wanted...At the end of the day, no matter where it is. If it’s in Asia, if it’s in Eastern Europe or Western Europe, you just want to be somewhere where you’re in a good situation..."
Read the full interview here.
In this Scorers 1st series, we will be meeting the new additions to our agency who have joined after finishing their respective college careers and as they prepare to make the jump from campus to the pros.
A 6-foot-8, 250 pound power forward/center, Marquise Simmons finished his college career by averaging a career-best 8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game (22 minutes per game) as a Senior, while finishing third in the Atlantic-10 in field goal percentage (.595, 110-185)...
Give us the scouting report on Marquise Simmons. How would you best describe yourself as a player?
Very aggressive and strong power forward man with range out to 18-20 feet. Very good "around the basket" scorer and finisher. I take pride in getting stops and rebounds for my team, I am capable of guarding on the wing as well as in the post successfully. I am a very hard working individual who wants to win anytime the score is being kept, no matter if it's practice or a game.
Looking back on your college career at St. Bonaventure, what do you appreciate the most about that experience?
Looking back to Bonaventure there is so much to appreciate. I appreciate the university itself for giving me the opportunity to get a free education while playing basketball. The total community surrounding Bonaventure is something that I will forever cherish. It made me into the person answering these questions today; the love and support there was second to none. My coaches and teammates (managers included) were all big parts of my success at Bonaventure and they stuck beside me during bad times and never gave up on me. For that I have a place in my heart for them all forever and ever.
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