Luisa Geiselsöder

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Luisa Geiselsöder
Dallas Wings
PositionCenter
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
Born (2000-02-10) 10 February 2000 (age 20)
Ansbach, Germany
NationalityGerman
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Career information
WNBA draft2020 / Round: 2 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Dallas Wings
Playing career2020–present
Career history
2015–2020BG Donau-Ries
2020–presentDallas Wings
Career highlights and awards

Luisa Christine Geiselsöder (born 10 February 2000) is a German professional basketball player for the Dallas Wings of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She had previously played for the German Women's Bundesliga side BG Donau-Ries and the German national basketball team.[1][2]

Professional career[edit]

In 2015, Geiselsöder started her career with BG Donau-Ries, in the 2019–20 season, she averaged 18.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.[3][4]

WNBA[edit]

On 17 April 2020, the Dallas Wings selected Geiselsöder as the 21st pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft.[5][6]

National team career[edit]

Junior teams[edit]

Geiselsöder won the silver medal with the German national under-16 basketball team and was named the MVP at the 2016 FIBA Under-16 European Championship where she averaged 14.7 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.[7] She also participated at the 2018 FIBA Under-18 European Championship where she won the gold medal and averaged 11.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.[8][9] She played at the 2019 FIBA Under-20 European Championship, she averaged 12.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.[10] She also participated at the 2019 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup where she averaged 13.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.[11]

Senior team[edit]

In mid-November 2019, she made her debut in the German national basketball team.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Geiselsöder's elder sister Laura is a professional basketball player in Germany.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2020 WNBA Draft Profile: Luisa Geiselsöder". wnba.com. Women's National Basketball Association. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Luisa GEISELSÖDER". www.basketball-bund.de. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  3. ^ "Luisa GEISELSÖDER basketball profile". basketball.eurobasket.com. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  4. ^ "statistics". dbbl.de. Women's basketball bundesliga. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  5. ^ Maloney, Jack (17 April 2020). "2020 WNBA Draft winners and losers: Liberty add Sabrina Ionescu with top pick; Wings land talented trio". CBS Sports. Retrieved 11 May 2020.
  6. ^ "WNBA Draft: Sabally, Geiselsöder und Fiebich ausgewählt". Deutscher Basketball Bund. 18 April 2020. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Luisa GEISELSÖDER". fiba.basketball. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Luisa GEISELSÖDER". fiba.basketball. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Gold!!! European Champion!!!". Deutscher Basketball Bund. 12 August 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Luisa GEISELSÖDER". fiba.basketball. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Luisa GEISELSÖDER". fiba.basketball. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  12. ^ Ringel, Anja (14 November 2019). "Luisa Geiselsöder's debut: Almost every throw a hit". Augsburger Allgemeine. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  13. ^ "Young, talented, 1.92 - basketball player wants to go high". Nordbayern.de. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 14 May 2020.