|03 July 2012|
|Oldenburg have added a reliable perimeter shooter in the form of veteran Julius Jenkins (photo: Beko BBL/Daniel Löb) |
EWE Baskets Oldenburg have completed their roster for the upcoming EuroChallenge and German Bundesliga (BBL) season with a bang.
Former BBL top scorer and MVP Julius Jenkins is the fourth new face in Oldenburg as the team is looking to get back to the play-offs after a rather disappointing season.
Jenkins was on the books of league and cup champions Brose Baskets Bamberg last year and had his best seasons in Germany for Alba Berlin between 2006 and 2011.
The 31 year-old shooting guard had 9.7 points per contest for Bamberg in the BBL and contributed 10.4 points per game in the Euroleague, in a little less than 20 minutes off the bench.
"The switch to Oldenburg is a good decision for me," commented the sharp-shooter, who connected for more than 40% of his three-point attempts during his spell at Alba Berlin and shot a solid 39.5% in the 2011/12 season with Bamberg.
"We can do a lot of good things here."
Jenkins might be the most prominent addition of Oldenburg, but the rest of signings also give reason for optimism in Northern Germany.
EWE Baskets snatched Chris Kramer from semi-finalists Würzburg, who shone as his team's top scorer with an average of 11.2 points and also brought in point guard Dru Joyce from Trier.
The fourth new face is former Germany international Konrad Wysocki, who played in Poland and will boost the rebounding of Oldenburg with his fearless approach.
From last season, a strong core of Adam Chubb, Ronnie Burrell, Rickey Paulding, Dominik Bahiense de Mello, Robin Smeulders and Jannik Freese are remaining.
Former Germany International Sebastian Machowski arrived as the new coach, from league rivals New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig.
His task will be to form a unit out of a undoubtedly strong roster and lead the champions of the 2008/09 season back into the play-offs.