Dennis Schröder

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Dennis Schröder
EuroBasket Qualifier Austria vs Germany, 13 August 2014 - 017.JPG
Schröder playing for Germany in 2014.
No. 17 – Atlanta Hawks
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1993-09-15) September 15, 1993 (age 21)
Braunschweig, Germany
Nationality German
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 168 lb (76 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2013 SUM Baskets Braunschweig
2011–2013 Phantoms Braunschweig
2013–present Atlanta Hawks
2013 Bakersfield Jam
Career highlights and awards

Dennis Schröder (German pronunciation: [ˈʃʀøːdɐ];[1] born September 15, 1993) is a German professional basketball player who plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), he plays at the point guard position. Schröder formerly played for SG Braunschweig and Phantoms Braunschweig. He is widely regarded as one of the best talents in German basketball[2][3] and has drawn many comparisons to Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Phantoms Braunschweig[edit]

Schröder started playing the professional basketball in 2010 for SUM Baskets Braunschweig, second team of Phantoms Braunschweig. In his first season with SUM Baskets Braunschweig, he averaged 7.8 points, 2.1 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game in a 2nd-tier German League. In the 2011–12 season he made a breakthrough, averaging 17.8 points and 6.7 assists over 23 regular season games. His team went in the playoffs where he averaged 18.8 points and 5.1 assists over 4 games. In the same season, he also played 30 games for Phantoms Braunschweig of the German League, averaging 2.3 points, 0.7 assists and 0.8 rebounds in about 8 minutes per game.[5]

In the 2012–13 season he played 32 games for Phantoms Braunschweig, averaging 12 points, 3.2 assists and 2.5 rebounds in about 25 minutes per game.[6] For the season, he was named the League's Most Improved Player as well as Best Young German Player.[7]

In 2013, Schröder was announced to play at the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit for the World Select Team. Before officially playing at the Nike Hoop Summit, Schröder decided to declare for the 2013 NBA Draft.[8] On April 20, 2013, Schröder led his team to a 112-98 win. He finished with 18 points, 6 assists and 2 rebounds in 29 minutes.[9]

Atlanta Hawks[edit]

On June 27, 2013, Schröder was selected with the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks. On December 4, 2013, Schröder was assigned to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League,[10] and was recalled on December 16, 2013.[11]

German national team[edit]

Schröder has been a member of the German national under-18 and German national under-20 teams. He played in the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship and helped the German team to fifth place, averaging 6.1 points, 2 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 14.6 minutes on the court.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Atlanta 49 0 13.1 .383 .238 .674 1.2 1.9 0.3 0.0 3.7
Career 49 0 13.1 .383 .238 .674 1.2 1.9 0.3 0.0 3.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Atlanta 2 0 3.5 1.000 1.000 .000 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5
Career 2 0 3.5 1.000 1.000 .000 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.5

Personal life[edit]

Schröder is the son of a German father and a Gambian mother. He stated that he started focusing on his basketball career after his father died in 2010.[12] He and his brother were both heavily involved with skateboarding until Dennis found basketball at age 11.[13] His agent is former German basketball national player, Ademola Okulaja.[14]

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