Scorers 1st Sportmanagement in correlation with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers announce the signing of Tim Ohlbrecht to the Houston Rockets D-League affiliate.
This marks Ohlbrecht’s return to the D-League and second stint with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, where the 7-foot, 255 pound power forward/center helped the organization capture a D-League Championship in 2013.
"Tim proved last season through his dedication to the game, that hard works pays off. We saw that at the D-League Showcase, D-League All-Star Game and as he received a call-up to the Houston Rockets," said
said Scorers 1st CEO and NBA and FIBA certified agent Gerrit Kersten-Thiele.
"We are excited for Tim's upcoming season in the D-League with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and we wish him and the Vipers a successful 2013-14 season."
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 young big men in the game today.
Ohlbrecht spent the 2013-14 NBA preseason as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, upon arriving to Philadelphia in a trade with the Houston Rockets during the offseason.
Prior to being called-up to the Rockets and reaching the NBA, the 25-year old Ohlbrecht averaged 13.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.2 steals per game playing for the Vipers. Ohlbrecht competed in the D-League All-Star Game last February, where the Wuppertal, Germany native finished with 12 point and 12 rebounds in 21 minutes of action. Originally drafted 14th overall by the D-League’s Springfield Armor (affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets) in early November 2012, Ohlbrecht’s rights were traded to Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
Ohlbrecht began his professional basketball career at 15-years old in Germany and rose in the ranks after joining Bamberg -- where he won a BEKO BBL Championship --, Bonn and Frankfurt and competing both in the Euroleague and EuroCup. A versatile big man who can play inside and out, Ohlbrecht’s best season as a pro in Germany came with Bonn when he averaged 10.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.1 blocks in 2009-10.
A constant presence for the German National Team on the Senior and Junior level since his days playing on the U16 and U18 teams, Ohlbrecht appeared at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and two summers ago he averaged 14.7 minutes per game in the Qualification Round for EuroBasket 2013.
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