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John Bryant extends contract until 2017

John Bryant will remain with FC Bayern Basketball. The Center has renewed his contract with the BEKO BBL Runners-up for another two years until 30th June 2017. The 28-year-old California native came to Bayern back in 2013 and in his first season played a huge part in the Championship win

“We are very happy that we can keep John. He is a key part of our team and has developed his game in the past two years,” said Bayern Chief Executive Marko Pesic after re-signing the big man. “We are positive that John can take the next step with FC Bayern.”

John Bryant who is currently on vacation sent his regards to Munich. “It is amazing to extend my deal with FC Bayern. Our mission for this season is to bring the title back to Munich. The fans should to understand how much we appreciate their support. I am very excited to see them all back in the Audi Dome in October.

In his past seasons with Bayern, Bryant has dominated in the paint and shows his precision from distance. The two-time BEKO BBL MVP (2012 and 2013) has adjusted to his new role as a team player. Back when he used to play for Ulm, Bryant was the Go-to-Guy.

During the Championship season “Big John” averaged 21.3 minutes while dropping 9.1 points and smothering 6.7 rebounds per game. During the 2014-15 season his numbers increased. He averaged 21.5 minutes while putting up 13.4 points and grabbing 7.6 rebounds per game. During the 2015 finals, the 6’11 athlete averaged 15.8 points per game and shot an impressive 60% from beyond the arc as he was Bayern’s top scorer.

FC Bayern Basketball kicks off their season in the Audi Dome on Saturday, 3rd October (Day of German Unity) against cup winner Oldenburg.