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BROSE BASKETS: Pleiss extends stay
June 23, 2011
German champion Brose Baskets Bamberg revealed that center Tibor Pleiss will remain with the team for the 2011-12 season. Pleiss (2.13 meters, 21 years old) is one of the top young centers in European basketball. He averaged 6.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and was third in the regular season with 1.5 blocks per game for Brose Baskets last season, which was his first in the Euroleague. He posted 8.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in the German League too. Pleiss signed a two-year contract with Bamberg last summer, but had the option to leave this year. However after helping Brose Baskets repeat as German champs, the big man chose to remain. Pleiss has also become a regular for the German national team and is expected to play this summer at EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania.
"For Brose Baskets, Tibor's decision is very welcome news and a hugely important step in our plans for the coming season," said Brose Baskets general manager Wolfgang Heyder.
"I am delighted that to stay another year with the Brose Baskets," Pleiss said. "I think this is the right step for my development, because I know that the ideal conditions for me prevail here and I get playing time. We want to fight next year for the title again and make a splash in the Euroleague."
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