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Germany's Kleber joins Bayern

One of the most talked about German players will soon be shooting baskets for FC Bayern. Maximilian Kleber has departed from Spanish team Obradoiro CAB and has signed a two-year-deal with Bayern with a possible one year extension.

The 23-year-old Würzburg native achieved promotion with his home town team before switching into one of Europe’s toughest leagues. In his only season with Obradoiro, Kleber was a force as he averaged 11.5 points per game while collecting 6.4 rebounds per game.

“It is no secret that Maxi is one of the biggest talents in German Basketball. We are so lucky that he decided to play and take the next step of his career here at FC Bayern Basketball, said CEO Marko Pesic after successfully signing the power forward.

"After a successful season in Spain, I want to take the next step in my career,” said Kleber. “I am very excited to play for a great team like FC Bayern. With help from Svetislav Pesic’s coaching staff and the chance to play in a competition like the Euroleague, I want to raise my game a level and bring the title back to Munich next year.”

From 2009 until 2014, Maximilian Kleber played for s.Oliver Baskets from Würzburg. The 6’7 athlete is perfect for playing at the four and five position. In his last season with the team from Franconia, he averaged 9.9 points, while smothering 6.7 boards and dishing out one dime per game. He played 50 games for Würzburg.

In Spain Kleber proved what he can do with consistent performances and great talent. He was a key figure during Obradoiro season and helped them stay up. In 33 games, (15 wins), Kleber played 25 minutes per game and played 30 games in the starting five. 

In a surprise victory back in December against FC Barcelona, the German PF dropped 23 points and was four for four from beyond the arc. On matchday 25, he scored 36 points in an 88-82 victory over Fuenlabrada.

For the German national team Kleber played in 13 games and averages 10.8 PPG. In 2012 he took part in the “Adidas Euro Camp” in Treviso.

MAXIMILIAN KLEBER (29th January 1992, Würzburg)
Power Forward – 6'7 – 216 lbs – 13 games played for Germany

  • 2009 – 2014 s.Oliver Baskets Würzburg
  • 2014 – 2015 Obradoiro CAB (25 MPG, 11.5 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 0.8 APG)