Christopher McNaughton

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Christopher McNaughton
MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg
Position Center
League Basketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1982-10-11) October 11, 1982 (age 32)
Leutershausen, Germany
Nationality German
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
College Bucknell (2003–2007)
NBA draft 2007 / Undrafted
Pro career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2003 TSV Tröster Breitengüßbach
2007 CB L'Hospitalet
2007–2008 CB Prat
2008–2009 Palencia Baloncesto
2009–2010 BG Göttingen
2010–2011 EWE Baskets Oldenburg
2011–2012 Eisbären Bremerhaven
2012–2014 s.Oliver Baskets
2014–present MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg
Career highlights and awards

Christopher McNaughton (born October 11, 1982) is a German professional basketball player who currently plays for MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). He competed with the German national basketball team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.[1]

College career[edit]

McNaughton played NCAA college basketball at Bucknell University. McNaughton was a four-year starter at center for the Bison and averaged over 12 points and five rebounds per game for his career.[2] McNaughton was a three-time All-Patriot League selection and was named the Patriot League Men's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the year twice.[3] While with the Bison, McNaughton helped lead the team to two consecutive first round victories (Bucknell's only two NCAA Tournament victories to date) in the 2005 and 2006 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. McNaughton was the hero of the 2005 upset victory over #3 seeded Kansas Jayhawks when he banked in a hook shot with ten seconds left for the 64-63 victory.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Despite his successful college career, McNaughton received little interest from professional teams in his native Germany. Instead, McNaughton spent three years for three teams in the third tier of Spanish basketball.[5] Finally, he was picked up by Bundesliga side BG Göttingen for the 2009–10 season. With the team, he was a surprise star, averaging 7.4 points per game while helping the team to a third place regular season finish in the Bundesliga.[6] McNaughton scored a game high 22 points while coming off the bench in BG Göttingen's victory in the final of the EuroChallenge 2009–10.[7]

Following his successful 2009-10 campaign, McNaughton was signed to a two-year deal by fellow Bundesliga side EWE Baskets Oldenburg,[8] but was released at the end of the 2010-11 season.[9]

In June 2014, he signed a two-year deal with MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg.[10]

International career[edit]

McNaughton first played with the German national basketball team as a junior for the Under-20 national team.[11] McNaughton was named to the German senior national team for the first time right before the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey following his strong 2009-10 season.

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