Per Günther

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Per Günther
Per guenther.jpg
Günther for Ulm in 2010
No. 6 – ratiopharm Ulm
Position Point guard
League Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1988-02-05) February 5, 1988 (age 29)
Hagen, Germany
Nationality German
Listed height 6 ft 0.5 in (1.84 m)
Listed weight 175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
Playing career 2006–present
Career history
2006–2008 Phoenix Hagen
2008–present ratiopharm Ulm
Career highlights and awards

Per Günther ((1988-02-05)February 5, 1988) is a German basketball player from Hagen, Germany. Günther is currently a member of Basketball Bundesliga team Ratiopharm Ulm and competed with the German national basketball team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.[1] Günther is known as one of the best domestic players in Germany, as he has played in seven BBL All-Star Games.

Professional career[edit]

Günther began his professional career with German side Phoenix Hagen, then a part of the German 2. Bundesliga Pro A (the second tier of German basketball). Günther had a highly successful 2007–08 season for Hagen, averaging 14.5 points and 2.4 assists per game.[2] Following the season, he was named the league's Most Improved Player and was voted to the All-League Second Team.[3]

On the heels of his successful season with Hagen, Günther joined Basketball Bundesliga side Ratiopharm Ulm for the 2008-09 season, helping the team to a fifth place league finish. In the 2009-10 season, he averaged 6.6 points and 2.5 assists for Ulm, although the team struggled to a 13th place finish in the league.[4]

On January 9, 2016, he was named the BBL All-Star Game MVP.[5]

International career[edit]

Günther was one of the top junior players in Germany. He first played with the German national basketball team at the 2004 FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship.[1] He later competed with the junior squads at both the 2007 and 2008 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

Günther's first major tournament as a member of the German senior national team was the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Profile at FIBA.com
  2. ^ Profile at Pro One Sports[dead link]
  3. ^ Germany Basketball League Pro A 2007-08 at eurobasket.com[dead link]
  4. ^ Profile at Eurobasket.com
  5. ^ [1]