Braydon Hobbs

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Braydon Hobbs
Braydon Hobbs G46.jpg
Hobbs with Gießen 46ers in 2016
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
PositionPoint guard / Shooting guard
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1989-05-17) May 17, 1989 (age 30)
New Albany, Indiana
NationalityAmerican
Listed height196 cm (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight84 kg (185 lb)
Career information
High schoolNew Albany (New Albany, Indiana)
CollegeBellarmine (2008–2012)
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2012Mackay Meteors
2012–2013Cáceres Ciudad del Baloncesto
2013Gladstone Port City Power
2013–2014Alba Fehérvár
2014–2015Nürnberger BC
2015Mackay Meteors
2015–2016Gießen 46ers
2016–2017ratiopharm Ulm
2017–2019Bayern Munich
2019–presentOldenburg
Career highlights and awards

Braydon Alexander Hobbs (born May 17, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). He played four seasons of college basketball for Bellarmine University where he was a key member of the Knights' 2011 championship winning team, helping the school claim their first NCAA Division II National Championship. He has since played professionally in Europe and Australia, winning two QBL championships with the Mackay Meteors in 2012 and 2015.

High school career[edit]

Hobbs attended New Albany High School in New Albany, Indiana where he played for coach Jim Shannon and became New Albany's all-time assists leader. As a senior in 2007–08, he averaged 16 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game, and became the first Bulldog to record a triple-double. He has earned Associated Press second-team All-State honors and was named the New Albany Tribune's Player of the Year.[1]

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Bellarmine in 2008–09, Hobbs earned Great Lakes Valley Conference Freshman of the Year and third-team All-GLVC honors after averaging 12.8 points per game. He started all 33 games in the backcourt, averaging 32.6 minutes per contest.[1]

As a sophomore in 2009–10, Hobbs earned third-team All-GLVC honors for the second straight year. He started all 32 games during the season and finished third on the team in scoring with 11.6 points per game. He and running mate Jeremy Kendle formed a formidable backcourt in their first year together, going on to help the Knights win the 2010 GLVC Tournament.[1]

As a junior in 2010–11, Hobbs earned first-team All-GLVC honors after averaging 12.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 6.5 assists per game. He also garnered Honorable Mention All-America honors by D-II Bulletin, and was named first-team All-Region by Daktronics and first-team All-District by the NABC.[1] Hobbs helped lead Bellarmine to a 30–2 record and a trip to the NCAA Division II Elite 8 for the first time in school history. He went on to lead them even further as the Knights won their first NCAA Division II National Championship in 2010–11.

As a senior in 2011–12, Hobbs was named the Division II National Player of the Year by Basketball Times, becoming the first Bellarmine player to win the prestigious national player of the year award.[2] He also joined teammate Jeremy Kendle on the All-America First Team.[3] Hobbs once again led the Knights back to the NCAA Division II Final Four and earned first-team All-GLVC honors. In 33 games for the Knights in 2011–12, Hobbs averaged 12.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.9 steals per game.[4]

In his four-year career at Bellarmine, Hobbs never missed a game, starting in all 133 contests, helping turn the Bellarmine program into a national collegiate powerhouse.[2]

Professional career[edit]

After leaving Bellarmine with a degree in criminal justice, Hobbs moved to Australia and joined the Mackay Meteors for the 2012 Queensland Basketball League season.[2] He led the league in three-point percentage with 44.11%,[5] and helped the Meteors win back-to-back championships for the first time in club history. In 17 games for Mackay, he averaged 13.9 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.9 steals per game.[6]

In August 2012, following the conclusion of the QBL season, Hobbs signed with Cáceres Ciudad del Baloncesto of Spain for the 2012–13 season.[7] In 35 games for Cáceres, he averaged 7.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.6 steals per game.

In May 2013, Hobbs returned to Queensland, signing with the Gladstone Port City Power for the 2013 QBL season.[8] In 12 games for Gladstone, he averaged 22.3 points, 8.1 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 2.4 steals per game.[6] He earned numerous accolades in 2013 as he won the three-point percentage title again (45.69%), led the league in assists, and was named to the All-League Team.[9]

In August 2013, following the conclusion of the QBL season, Hobbs signed a one-year deal with Alba Fehérvár of Hungary.[10] In 32 league games for Alba, Hobbs averaged 9.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.

On August 7, 2014, Hobbs signed with Nürnberger BC for the 2014–15 ProA season.[11] In 38 games for NBC, he averaged 11.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 1.9 steals per game, and subsequently earned league Player of the Year honors.

In April 2015, Hobbs signed with the Mackay Meteors for the 2015 QBL season, returning to the club for a second stint.[12] His former college teammate, Jeremy Kendle, also ventured to Queensland and joined rival team the Toowoomba Mountaineers. Hobbs had another great season in the QBL, earning All-League Team honors for a second time[13] and was named the Grand Final MVP after helping the Meteors reclaim the QBL championship.[14] In 18 games for the Meteors in 2015, he averaged 14.7 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game.[6]

On June 9, 2015, Hobbs signed with the Gießen 46ers of the German Basketball Bundesliga.[15] In 33 games for Gießen in 2015–16, he averaged 10.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.7 steals per game, helping the team to a 17-17 record that year.

On June 17, 2016, Hobbs signed with ratiopharm Ulm, returning to Germany for a second stint.[16] He led the team in assists (5.4apg), while also averaging 7.1 points, 3 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game during the 2016–17 Basketball Bundesliga season,[17] en route to the regular season crown and an appearance in the playoff semifinals. Hobbs also made 14 appearances during the 2015–16 EuroCup campaign, scoring 7.3 points, dishing out 4.7 assists and pulling down 2.8 rebounds per game.[18]

On July 4, 2017, Hobbs signed a two-year deal with German club Bayern Munich.[19]

On July 1, 2019, Hobbs signed a two-year contract with EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the German BBL.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Braydon Hobbs - 2011-12 Men's Basketball". Bellarmine.edu. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "New Albany's Braydon Hobbs lands professional slot in Australia". HoosierHillsHoops.com. May 17, 2012. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  3. ^ Spugnardi, John (March 19, 2012). "Hobbs named National Player of the Year by Basketball Times; Kendle also named 1st Team All-American". Bellarmine.edu. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  4. ^ "Bellarmine Knights – 2011–12 Season Statistics". Bellarmine.edu. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  5. ^ "QBL Finals Hit Rockhampton & Gladstone". FoxSportsPulse.com. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  6. ^ a b c "Player statistics for Braydon Hobbs". FoxSportsPulse.com. Archived from the original on September 18, 2015. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  7. ^ Najjar, Paul (August 22, 2012). "Hobbs Signs With Spanish Pro League". CatholicSportsnet.com. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  8. ^ "Signing of Hobbs will give Phoneix (sic) Power edge they need". GladstoneObserver.com.au. May 3, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  9. ^ "2013 QBL State Championship Award Winners". QBL.basketball.net.au. August 29, 2013. Archived from the original on March 28, 2015. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  10. ^ "Braydon Hobbs, Ramone Moore and Maurice Kemp sign with Albacomp". YouFirstSports.com. August 28, 2013. Retrieved September 18, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  11. ^ "Nuernberg signs for next season Braydon Hobbs". Sportando.com. August 7, 2014. Archived from the original on August 10, 2016. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  12. ^ "American star Braydon Hobbs returns to Mackay Meteors". DailyMercury.com.au. April 3, 2015. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  13. ^ "2015 QBL Season Awards". QABL.basketball.net.au. August 27, 2015. Archived from the original on September 15, 2015. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  14. ^ "Mackay Meteors Secure 2015 Men's QBL Championship". QABL.basketball.net.au. August 30, 2015. Archived from the original on September 16, 2015. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  15. ^ "Giessen 46ers land Braydon Hobbs". Sportando.com. June 9, 2015. Archived from the original on June 3, 2016. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  16. ^ "Ratiopharm Ulm part ways with Pierria Henry, sign Braydon Hobbs". Sportando.com. June 17, 2016. Archived from the original on July 31, 2017. Retrieved January 11, 2017.
  17. ^ "easyCredit - 33868 Braydon HOBBS". www.easycredit-bbl.de (in German). Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  18. ^ "HOBBS, BRAYDON - Welcome to 7DAYS EuroCup". www.eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved 2017-07-31.
  19. ^ "FCBB sign Braydon Hobbs - FC Bayern Basketball". FC Bayern Basketball. Retrieved 2017-07-06.[permanent dead link]
  20. ^ "Oldenburg adds three-point ace Hobbs". EuroCupBasketball.com. 1 July 2019. Retrieved 1 July 2019.

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