Career: Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Germany – Bundesliga, 1992-98), Sony Milan (Italy – SerieA, 1998-99), Varese Roosters (Italy – SerieA, 1999-01), DJK Würzburg (Germany – Bundesliga, 2001-02), Opel Skyliners (Germany – Bundesliga, 2002), Bayer 04 Giants Leverkusen (Germany – Bundesliga, 2002-05), Benetton Treviso (Italy – SerieA, 2005-…).
Denis Wucherer is having a surprising career. He’s what the Americans call a late-boomer, a player with a slow development and who still get better with the age. In 2003-04, at 31, he had his best individual season ever. He averaged 20.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game in the Bundesliga. He even had three triple-doubles. In 2005, he was elected MVP of the Bundesliga All-Star Game. He stopped playing with the NT after a disappointing EuroBasket in 1999. Last summer, he was Germany’s starting two-guard. His versatility and his passing game (2,5 assists per game in the 2005 qualifying round, team best) are precious on a roster that does not have a great creative point guard. He’s not a great defensive player.