Johannes Herber

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Johannes Herber
Personal information
Born (1983-01-17) January 17, 1983 (age 36)
Darmstadt, West Germany
Listed height6 ft 5.75 in (1.97 m)
Listed weight210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
CollegeWest Virginia (2002–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Undrafted
Playing career1999–2012
PositionShooting guard
Career history
1999–2002TV Langen
2006–2010Alba Berlin
2010–2011Walter Tigers Tübingen
2011–2012Skyliners Frankfurt
Career highlights and awards
Academic All-America Team Member of the Year (2006)

Johannes Herber (born January 17, 1983, in Darmstadt, (West) Germany) is a former German basketball player. In 2006, he completed a U.S. college career at West Virginia University. In America, he was generally known as Joe Herber.

College career[edit]

After being developed by the Langen club in Germany, Herber received several professional offers in Europe, but turned them down in favor of a U.S. college career. The 6'6", 200 lb (1.98 m, 91 kg) all-around guard became the second recruit of new West Virginia coach John Beilein in 2002. Herber went on to start every game of his four-year WVU career, setting school records for most games started and minutes played. He also finished his college career as WVU's fifth-leading assist man. Herber, along with Kevin Pittsnogle and Mike Gansey, was a key player on the Mountaineers' NCAA regional finalists team in 2005 and highly ranked 2006 team. Herber also had an outstanding academic record at WVU, graduating with a 4.0 GPA in political science and gaining entry to the Order of Augusta, WVU's highest undergraduate honor.[1] He was named by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) as an Academic All-American three times and Academic All-America Team Member of the Year.

German national team[edit]

During his time at WVU, Herber spent his summers with the German junior national team, competing in the 2005 World University Games. He was also a member of the German senior national squad for the 2006 World Championship. Herber played in seven games as Germany advanced to the quarter-finals before losing to Team USA. He averaged 4.3 points per game in the tournament.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-06. Retrieved 2009-05-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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