Maik Zirbes

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Maik Zirbes
EuroBasket Qualifier Austria vs Germany, 13 August 2014 - 059.JPG
Zirbes with Germany in 2014
No. 33 – FC Bayern Munich
Position Center
League Basketball Bundesliga
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1990-01-29) January 29, 1990 (age 27)
Traben-Trarbach, Germany
Nationality German
Listed height 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
Listed weight 115 kg (254 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2012 / Undrafted
Playing career 2007–present
Career history
2007–2012 TBB Trier
2010 Saar-Pfalz Braves
2012–2014 Brose Baskets
2014–2016 Crvena zvezda
2016–2017 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2017 Bayern Munich
2017–present Bayern Munich
Career highlights and awards

Maik Zirbes (born January 29, 1990[1]) is a German professional basketball player for Bayern Munich of the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL). He also represents the 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]

He 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]

International career[edit]

He represented the German Junior National Teams at the 2008 U18 European Championships[10] and the 2010 U20 European Championships[11] and was handed his first cap for the German Men's National Team in August 2009, when Germany took on the Netherlands.[12] In 2013, Zirbes was a member of Germany's roster for the European Championships in Slovenia.[13]

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 | U18 European Championship Men (2008) | FIBA Europe". www.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2016-02-06. 
  11. ^ "Maik Zirbes | U20 European Championship Men (2010) | FIBA Europe". www.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2016-02-06. 
  12. ^ "DBB-Herren unterliegen der Niederlande «  Deutscher Basketball Bund". www.basketball-bund.de. Retrieved 2016-02-06. 
  13. ^ "Maik Zirbes | EuroBasket (2013) | FIBA Europe". www.fibaeurope.com. Retrieved 2016-02-06. 

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