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BASKETBALL: Bad luck with injuries: Ulm basketball players turn to USA for support

BASKETBALL: Bad luck with injuries: Ulm basketball players turn to USA for support

American Devin Robinson completes the Radiopharm Ulm squad. The center has to fill the gap caused by several injuries in the team.

There is a week and a half of basketball Bundesliga club Ratiopharm Ulm Get in shape at the start of the season. But this year it is not so easy. New coach, personnel changes in the team – and all the injured players. Sagaba Konate, Nicolas Bretzel and Tommy Klepeisz have knee problems, while Robin Kristen is struggling with a rib injury. Philipp Hergenhoff’s comeback after a long injury is only planned for the new year. For this reason, Ulm stepped up their game again and signed two-meter tall American Devin Robinson as a center.

“Of the four pros in positions four and five, only one player, Josh Hawley, has been able to play in the last two weeks. Although the boys with David Fuchs and Antonio Dorn have shown promising performances recently, safety is essential as there are many games in October,” explains sports director Thorsten Leibenath. So the 27-year-old Robinson was offered a fixed-term deal.

Most recently, Robinson was under contract in Puerto Rico and Taiwan

He was recently under contract in Puerto Rico and Taiwan. Before that, the University of Florida graduate had a brief run in the North American Professional League NBA in the G-League for the Washington Wizards and Wizards farm team. He spent four summers with the NBA Summer League. There, too, he shined with points and rebounds. In 2018, Robinson was among the top scorers in Las Vegas.

Athletic American can be used in many ways. He was already expected on Wednesday at the Orange complex in New-Ulm with his girlfriend Emily. Sporting director Leibenath says: “Devin is a great jumper, has great rebound qualities and a varied attacking game. Another talented player who decides to use Radioform Ulm as a starting point for a European career.