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 20)
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 in Braunschweig[2]) is a German professional basketball player who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Schröder formerly played for SG Braunschweig and Phantoms Braunschweig. Schröder is widely regarded as one of the best talents in German basketball[3][4] and has drawn many comparisons to Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Germany[edit]

In the 2011–12 season, his second professional season, he played 30 games for Phantoms Braunschweig, averaging 2.3 points, 0.7 assists and 0.8 rebounds in about 8 minutes per game.[6]

In the 2012–13 season he played 32 games for Phantoms Braunschweig, averaging 12.0 points, 3.2 assists and 2.5 rebounds in about 25 minutes per game.[7] For the season, he was named the League's Most Improved Player as well as Best Young German Player.[8]

Nike Hoop Summit[edit]

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.[9] 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.[10]

NBA[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,[11] and was recalled on December 16, 2013.[12]

NBA 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

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

Germany career statistics[edit]

Pro B regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 SG Braunschweig 22 - 18.3 .504 .255 .778 1.6 2.1 .8 .2 7.8
2011–12 19 - 31.3 .444 .294 .762 3.3 6.7 2.3 .2 17.8
Career 41 - 24.8 .474 .275 .770 2.5 4.4 1.6 .2 12.8

Pro B playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 SG Braunschweig 4 - 37.5 .470 .370 .743 1.5 5.5 2.3 .3 18.8
Career 4 - 37.5 .470 .370 .743 1.5 5.5 2.3 .3 18.8

Basketball Bundesliga regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Phantoms Braunschweig 27 - 8.3 .387 .118 .645 .6 .8 .3 .0 2.6
2012–13 32 - 25.2 .422 .400 .832 2.5 3.2 .9 .0 12.0
Career 59 - 16.8 .405 .259 .739 3.1 2.0 .6 .0 7.3

Basketball Bundesliga playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Phantoms Braunschweig 3 - 4.2 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .3 .7 .0
Career 3 - 4.2 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .3 .7 .0

Germany 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 14.6 minutes, 6.1 points, 2.0 assists and 1.8 rebounds.

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.[13] He and his brother were both heavily involved with skateboarding until Dennis found basketball at age 11.[14] His agent is former German basketball national player, Ademola Okulaja.[15]

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