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Bayern signs national team player Andreas Obst

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He was considered probably the most coveted target on the German transfer market this summer and will play in Munich in the future: National player Andreas Obst has signed a two-year contract with FC Bayern Basketball until 2023, he has already completed the medical checks and was personally welcomed by club president Herbert Hainer, among others at club headquarters. The 24-year-old long-range specialist is part of the successful national team that surprisingly celebrated qualification for the Summer Olympics in Tokyo this last weekend. In the BBL, the shooting guard has already played for Bamberg, Giessen, Gotha and most recently for Ulm, and now with Bayern around head coach Andrea Trinchieri, whom he is quite familiar with. He will now also make his debut in the EuroLeague.

Andreas Obst said on Tuesday afternoon: "To play for FC Bayern, for this big name, I already feel like a very big honor. I've known Andrea and Daniele for years, they helped me take my first steps as a professional. Now I'll have the opportunity to play in the EuroLeague for the first time - all of that together played a big role in my decision."

 

"Andi has developed into one of the best German players".        

Sports director Daniele Baiesi, whose paths once crossed with Obst' in Bamberg, said, "I am extremely happy to be back with Andi. He has made impressive steps in his still young career and has developed into one of the best German players. No further comments are necessary on his qualities on the court, but we are even more pleased that with him we will have another great character with us. And, very important for Italians: he swore that he never ate pizza with pineapple since he met Andrea! So it's clear that we're giving him a chance . . ."

 

"I am sure we will succeed here and I can reach the next level with these conditions."

Andreas Obst

In recent years, Andreas Obst has developed into a complete player with a lot of commitment, expanding his repertoire to an agressive approach to the basket. After a season with BBL newcomer Gotha (10.9 ppg), he ventured to the Spanish ACB to Obradoiro in 2018, where he earned around 17 minutes of action and 7.4 points per game in the strongest European league. In the summer of 2019, he moved back to the BBL to Ulm; after averaging 9.2 points, he improved there again in the preseason to 13.6 points with a three-point percentage of almost 50 percent.

Obst also scored reliably in double figures in the EuroCup (11 ppg); his three-point percentage of 51.1 percent was the seventh best in the regular season of the competition. At the pre-Olympic qualifying tournament in Split, he was one of national coach Henrik Rödl's regulars, playing around 25 minutes on the court (7 ppg, 2.3 rpg). In total, he played 33 international games (7.6 ppg).

Professional debut under Coach Trinchieri

Obst, who celebrates his 25th birthday in a week, started his continuous development in 2011 in Bamberg's junior program, where he played in ProB and ProA as well as also made his BBL debut in the fall of 2014 for the Baskets - under coach Andrea Trinchieri ('Andreas had a great season and is the prototype of a player who tries to fight his comfort zone'), with whom he will now also work in Munich.

Andreas Obst took part in four European Championship tournaments for the DBB's German junior teams, and in 2016 he finished fourth with the U20s, where he was Germany's top scorer with an average of 13.9 points. He made his debut in the senior team in the fall of 2017.

ANDREAS OBST (*July 13, 1996, Halle/Saale)
Shooting Guard - 6ft2 - 178 lbs

2011 - 2016: Tröster Breitengüßbach, BCM Baunach, Baskets Bamberg (NBBL, ProB, ProA, BBL)

2016 -2017: Giessen 46ers

2017 - 2018: Oettinger Rockets

2018 - 2019: Monbus Obradoiro CAB (ESP)

2019 - 2021 Ratiopharm Ulm

Successes/Awards:
ProA promotion 2014

Win U18-EM Division B 2014

All-Tournament Team U18-EM Div. B 2014

4th place U20 European Championship 2016

Win Olympic Qualification 2021

 


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