Hans Brase

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Hans Brase
No. 30 – Riesen Ludwigsburg
PositionPower forward / Small forward
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1993-09-15) September 15, 1993 (age 25)
Charlottesville, Virginia
NationalityAmerican / German
Listed height6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight229 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolThe Hill School
(Pottstown, Pennsylvania)
Career history
2018–2019Mitteldeutscher BC
2019–presentRiesen Ludwigsburg

Hans-George Brase (Hans) (born September 15, 1993) is an American-German basketball player. He stands 6’9’’ (205 cm) tall and plays the forward position. He is currently playing for the Riesen Ludwigsburg organization.


Born in Charlottesville, Virginia, Brase spent parts of his early childhood in Germany, where his parents come from, before his family settled in Clover, South Carolina.[1]

Brase attended Gaston Day School in Gastonia, North Carolina and transferred to the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania in 2010.[2]

He committed to Princeton University in 2011[3] and joined the Tigers for the 2012-13 season.[4] During his freshman season, he received Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors on December 24, 2012.[5] As a sophomore (2013–14), Brase led the team in rebounding (5.7rpg) and was the team's second-leading scorer with 11.2 points a contest. As a junior (2014–15), Brase once again led the Tigers in rebounding (7.5rpg) and was the team's second-leading scorer with 11.5 points a contest.[6]

In November 2015, prior to his senior season, Brase sustained a torn ACL and missed the entire 2015-16 campaign.[7] He suffered another injury to his right knee in December 2016, which ended his senior season as well as his playing career at Princeton.[8] Brase played five games as a senior, averaging 6.4 points and 2.8 rebounds a contest.[9] As the Ivy League does not allow medical redshirts, he transferred to Iowa State for a fifth year of college basketball.[10]

In Mai 2018, he signed his first contract as a professional basketball player, inking a deal with Mitteldeutscher BC of the German Basketball Bundesliga.[11] In his first season as professional basketball player, Brase averaged 5.2 points and 3.4 rebounds a game in 23 Bundesliga contests.[12] In June 2019, he signed with fellow Bundesliga side Riesen Ludwigsburg.[13]

National team[edit]

Brase plays internationally for Germany. In 2013, he attended the under-20 European Championships in Estonia.[14] During the summer of 2014, he played in friendly tournaments across Europe ultimately culminating in a six team tournament in China. He won silver at the 2015 World University Games in South Korea after losing to the Kansas Jayhawks, who were representing the United States, in the gold medal game. Brase led the team in scoring and rebounding as their only defeat in the tournament was to Kansas in double overtime.[15]

Personal info[edit]

Brase's sister Marie-Luise played basketball at Colgate University,[16] his brother Janpeter was a member of the St. Lawrence University basketball team.[17]


  1. ^ "COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Princeton's Brase represents Germany". www.trentonian.com. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  2. ^ "H.S. Basketball Notebook: Hill's Brase taking talents to Princeton". www.pottsmerc.com. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  3. ^ "Hans Brase, The Hill School PF - Photos - Scout". www.scout.com. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  4. ^ "Freshman Brase Makes Impact in First Start As Princeton Men's Basketball Defeats Rider | Town Topics". www.towntopics.com. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  5. ^ "Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 8 - Ivy League". www.ivyleaguesports.com. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  6. ^ "Princeton - Season Statistics". www.goprincetontigers.com. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  7. ^ "Princeton announces senior Hans Brase out for year with torn ACL". www.trentonian.com. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  8. ^ "Knee Injury Sidelines Brase for Season". Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  9. ^ Tony, Mike (2016-12-12). "Hans Brase out for year with injury, ending his Princeton career". Ivy Hoops Online. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
  10. ^ "Iowa State men land Princeton graduate transfer Hans Brase". Des Moines Register. Retrieved 2017-05-13.
  11. ^ "Deutsch-Amerikaner Hans Brase ist erster Neuzugang der Wölfe - MBC". MBC (in German). 2018-05-30. Retrieved 2018-05-30.
  12. ^ "easyCredit - 42102 Hans BRASE". www.easycredit-bbl.de (in German). Retrieved 2019-06-15.
  13. ^ Sport1.de. "Basketball: MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg holen Hans Brase und David Brembly". Sport1.de (in German). Retrieved 2019-06-15.
  14. ^ "Hans-George Brase | U20 European Championship Men (2013) | FIBA Europe". www.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  15. ^ "Wrap-Up: Brase Earns Silver in Korea, Weisz Starts for Israel in FIBA U-20s". GoPrincetonTigers.com. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  16. ^ "Lulu Brase - 2012-13 Women's Basketball". gocolgateraiders.com. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  17. ^ "St. Lawrence Official Athletic Website". saintsathletics.com. Retrieved 2016-03-03.

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