Our Scorers 1st Player Spotlight features Ryan Amoroso, who is playing this season for BNB Barese of Division 2 Silver in Italy.
Over the weekend, the 6-foot-9, 243 pound power forward/center posted his biggest performance of the 2013-14 season by finishing with 28 points (7-10 FG) and 14 rebounds in a tough double-overtime loss to Ferrara. Amoroso is now averaging 16.8 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, while shooting a resounding 70% from the field on the season.
This is Amoroso’s second stint playing professionally in Italy (he holds dual citizenship between the US and Italy, after spending the 2011-12 season with Piacenza BC in which he averaged 7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game (60% FG) in 17.6 minutes per game (32 games).
Last season, Amoroso proved himself to be one of the best big men in Iceland’s Dominoes League – 20.7 points, 14.5 rebounds per game (ranked 2nd in the league), while shooting 56.3% from FG and 39.5% in 15 regular season games for Snaefell.
Scorers 1st is very proud to announce that Matt Bauscher won MVP honors in Cyprus by helping lead AEK to a SuperCup win over Etha, 57-52.
Bauscher finished with 15 points and triggered AEK's halftime and fourth quarter comebacks by hitting big shots to clinch the win.
Weeks after receiving his German citizenship, Travis Warech has officially signed his first professional basketball contract and will begin his career in Pro-A Germany with Gotha.
A 6-foot-3 swingman, Warech averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds, while shooting 34 percent from 3-point in five postseason games for Ithaca College last season and earned a spot on the All-Empire 8 Second Team as well as the Empire 8 Championship Tournament All-Tournament Team during his lone season with the Bombers.
Everyone as Scorers 1st wishes Travis a great first season playing in Europe.
Scorers 1st Sportmanagement is extremely pleased to announce the signing of Tim Ohlbrecht to our agency.
From his growth within the game of basketball around Germany, to his time representing the German National team, to the NBA D-League and most recently as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets in the NBA, Tim’s development and determination to succeed makes him one of the more prized big men in the game today.
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