Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg (Germany-BBL)Career:
Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule (Germany-2.Bundesliga, 2004-06); Iowa State (USA-NCAA, 2007-10); ALBA Berlin (Germany-BBL, 2010-12); Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg (Germany-BBL, 2012-13)
After a frustrating time in Berlin that followed his sudden departure from college basketball and Iowa State, Staiger started anew in Ludwigsburg and while the team was lacking success, Staiger at least proved why in the past he was labelled as one of Germany's biggest talents. He played 31 minutes-per-contest, delivering 12 points on good shooting percentages and also pulled down a fair share of rebounds. His strong personal outings did not go unnoticed and FC Bayern Munich secured the services of the shooter, who last season took 2.5 times as many shots from outside the arc than inside. Bayern head coach Svetislav Pesic knows what he gets in Staiger, having coached him in last summer's Qualification Round, where he was a cornerstone of Germany's success.