Maik Zirbes

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Maik Zirbes
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Zirbes with Germany in 2017
No. 33 – Crvena zvezda mts
PositionCenter
LeagueABA League
Basketball League of Serbia
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1990-01-29) January 29, 1990 (age 28)
Traben-Trarbach, Germany
NationalityGerman
Listed height2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
Listed weight115 kg (254 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2007–present
Career history
2007–2012TBB Trier
2010Saar-Pfalz Braves
2012–2014Brose Baskets
2014–2016Crvena zvezda
2016–2017Maccabi Tel Aviv
2017Bayern Munich
2017–2018Bayern Munich
2018–presentCrvena zvezda
Career highlights and awards

Maik Zirbes (born January 29, 1990[1]) is a German professional basketball player for Crvena zvezda of the ABA League and the EuroCup. He also represents the senior German national basketball team in the international competitions. Standing at 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in), he plays at the center position.

Early career[edit]

Zirbes first played soccer, but opted to focus on basketball when he was 12 years old. He started his basketball career in the youth set up of TBB Trier before signing his first professional contract with TBB at the age of 17.[2] In the 2008–09 campaign, Zirbes was named Most Valuable Player of the German youth league NBBL.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Zirbes played with TBB Trier until signing a three-year contract with Brose Baskets in June 2012.[4]

On August 5, 2014, Zirbes signed a two-year deal with the Serbian team Crvena zvezda.[5] In his first 2014–15 season with the club, Crvena zvezda won the Adriatic League championship, the Serbian League championship and the Radivoj Korać Cup. In June 2015, he exercised his player option for the 2015–16 season.[6]

On June 13, 2016, Zirbes signed a two-year contract with the Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv.[7] On January 24, 2017, Zirbes returned to Germany and signed with Bayern Munich on loan, till the end of the season.[8] On July 30, 2017, Zirbes signed a two-year contract extension with Bayern Munich.[9]

On July 17, 2018, he returned to Crvena zvezda.[10][11]

National team career[edit]

Zirbes playing with Germany during the EuroBasket 2015 qualifiers in August 2014

Zirbes represented the German Junior National Teams at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship[12] and the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.[13] He was handed his first cap with the senior German national basketball team in August 2009, when Germany took on the Netherlands.[14] In 2013, Zirbes was a member of Germany's roster at the 2013 EuroBasket, in Slovenia.[15]

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  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

EuroLeague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2012–13 Bamberg 23 23 19.7 .535 .000 .786 5.0 .6 .7 .4 8.2 7.7
2013–14 10 9 18.8 .508 .000 .652 4.8 .7 .1 .2 8.1 6.7
2014–15 Crvena zvezda 24 0 13.0 .622 .000 .688 3.3 .3 .5 .4 5.2 6.2
2015–16 27 26 25.2 .604 .000 .677 6.1 .7 .9 .6 12.4 14.3
2016–17 Maccabi 15 2 15.2 .682 .000 .780 3.0 .3 .3 .3 8.1 8.1
Career 84 58 19.4 .574 .000 .691 4.8 .6 .4 .4 8.7 9.3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maik Zirbes | EuroBasket 2015". www.eurobasket2015.org. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  2. ^ ""Was du tust, tu es zu 100 Prozent!" | inFranken.de". inFranken.de. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  3. ^ "Awards der Nachwuchs Basketball Bundesliga - NBBL". NBBL und JBBL (in German). Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  4. ^ "Brose Baskets inks big man Zirbes". Euroleague.net. June 21, 2012. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "Cirbes potpisao za Zvezdu". kkcrvenazvezda.rs (in Serbian). Archived from the original on August 7, 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  6. ^ "Maik Zirbes doesn't opt out, remains with Crvena Zvezda". sportando.com. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Maccabi signs frontcourt duo Miller, Zirbes". Euroleague.net. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Maik Zirbes officially joins Bayern Munich". sportando.com. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Maik Zirbes stays in Munich". sportando.com. July 30, 2017. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
  10. ^ "Maik Zirbes back at Crvena zvezda mts". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  11. ^ "Crvena Zvezda brings back Zirbes". eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  12. ^ "Maik Zirbes | U18 European Championship Men (2008) | FIBA Europe". www.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  13. ^ "Maik Zirbes | U20 European Championship Men (2010) | FIBA Europe". www.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  14. ^ "DBB-Herren unterliegen der Niederlande «  Deutscher Basketball Bund". www.basketball-bund.de. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  15. ^ "Maik Zirbes | EuroBasket (2013) | FIBA Europe". www.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2016-02-06.

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