Nick Weiler-Babb extended two years until 2024
Bayern Basketball continues to rely on continuity in squad planning: Nick Weiler-Babb, one of Munich's top performers in the EuroLeague and BBL last season, will wear the FCBB jersey for the next two years - the 26-year-old U.S. guard extended his contract by two years until 2024 and will thus enter his third season with Bayern.
Weiler-Babb is the third international player to remain with Bayern after Othello Hunter and Augustine Rubit; Vladimir Lucic, Ognjen Jaramaz and Corey Walden are also still under contract from this group.
Nick Weiler-Babb played the second most minutes under head coach Andrea Trinchieri last season in both the top flight (around 26 minutes) and the Bundesliga (24). He brings not only his offensive skills and great athleticism, but above all his outstanding defense. Given Bayern's major injury problems, the versatile Texan also returned to his preferred position of point guard during his NCAA days.
14 points per game in the BBL playoffs
In the BBL playoffs - the first postseason of his career ever due to his foot injury last year - he increased his season average (8.6 ppg) to 14 points per game with a shooting rate of almost 58 percent plus 4.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists as the MVP candidate of the finals. He also ranks among the best on-ball defenders in the EuroLeague (6.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 1.2 Stpg). After a severe concussion, Weiler-Babb had fought his way back to top form towards the end of the season.
„"I believe in the project and the development of this club and I am proud to continue to be a part of it."”
Bayern Sports Director Daniele Baiesi: "Nick has improved incredibly over the last twelve months and his versatility has been a great asset to our team. He expressed his desire to stay with us months ago and although he is now entering his third year, we think he is now close to reaching the highest level of his enormous potential. We are therefore very happy that he will stay with us for the next two years."
Nick Weiler-Babb, who is currently on his honeymoon with his wife, says: "I'm looking forward to seeing my teammates, the coaches and the fans in Munich again soon. I believe in the project and the development of this club and am proud to continue to be a part of it."