Zirbes with Germany in 2017
|No. 33 – Crvena zvezda mts|
Basketball League of Serbia
|Born||January 29, 1990|
|Listed height||2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)|
|Listed weight||115 kg (254 lb)|
|NBA draft||2012 / Undrafted|
|2016–2017||Maccabi Tel Aviv|
|Career highlights and awards|
Maik Zirbes (born January 29, 1990) 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.
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. In the 2008–09 campaign, Zirbes was named Most Valuable Player of the German youth league NBBL.
On August 5, 2014, Zirbes signed a two-year deal with the Serbian team Crvena zvezda. 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.
On June 13, 2016, Zirbes signed a two-year contract with the Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv. On January 24, 2017, Zirbes returned to Germany and signed with Bayern Munich on loan, till the end of the season. On July 30, 2017, Zirbes signed a two-year contract extension with Bayern Munich.
National team career
Zirbes represented the German Junior National Teams at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. He was handed his first cap with the senior German national basketball team in August 2009, when Germany took on the Netherlands. In 2013, Zirbes was a member of Germany's roster at the 2013 EuroBasket, in Slovenia.
|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|
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.
- "Maik Zirbes | EuroBasket 2015". www.eurobasket2015.org. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
- ""Was du tust, tu es zu 100 Prozent!" | inFranken.de". inFranken.de. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
- "Awards der Nachwuchs Basketball Bundesliga - NBBL". NBBL und JBBL (in German). Retrieved 2016-02-06.
- "Brose Baskets inks big man Zirbes". Euroleague.net. June 21, 2012. Retrieved March 1, 2014.
- "Cirbes potpisao za Zvezdu". kkcrvenazvezda.rs (in Serbian). Archived from the original on August 7, 2014. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
- "Maik Zirbes doesn't opt out, remains with Crvena Zvezda". sportando.com. 30 June 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
- "Maccabi signs frontcourt duo Miller, Zirbes". Euroleague.net. 13 June 2016. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
- "Maik Zirbes officially joins Bayern Munich". sportando.com. 24 January 2017. Retrieved 24 January 2017.
- "Maik Zirbes stays in Munich". sportando.com. July 30, 2017. Retrieved July 30, 2017.
- "Maik Zirbes back at Crvena zvezda mts". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
- "Crvena Zvezda brings back Zirbes". eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
- "Maik Zirbes | U18 European Championship Men (2008) | FIBA Europe". www.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
- "Maik Zirbes | U20 European Championship Men (2010) | FIBA Europe". www.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
- "DBB-Herren unterliegen der Niederlande « Deutscher Basketball Bund". www.basketball-bund.de. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
- "Maik Zirbes | EuroBasket (2013) | FIBA Europe". www.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Maik Zirbes.|