Philipp Schwethelm

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Philipp Schwethelm
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Schwethelm with Bayern Munich
No. 33 – EWE Baskets Oldenburg
Position Small forward
League Basketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1989-05-01) May 1, 1989 (age 28)
Engelskirchen, Germany
Nationality German
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2009 Köln 99ers
2009–2011 Eisbären Bremerhaven
2011–2013 Bayern Munich
2012–2013 ratiopharm Ulm
2013–2015 ratiopharm Ulm
2015–present EWE Baskets Oldenburg
Career highlights and awards

Philipp Schwethelm ((1989-05-01)May 1, 1989) is a German professional basketball player who plays for EWE Baskets Oldenburg of the Basketball Bundesliga. He competed with the German national basketball team at the 2010 FIBA World Championship.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Schwethelm began his professional career in 2005 with German side Köln 99ers (then called RheinEnergie Köln). He played sparingly for two seasons before seeing significant action starting with the 2007-08 season.[2] While with the 99ers, he participated in EuroCup 2005–06, Euroleague 2006–07, and ULEB Cup 2007–08.

In 2009, the 99ers declared bankruptcy. Schwethelm was then linked to a two-year deal with fellow Bundesliga side Eisbären Bremerhaven.[3] In the 2009–10 season, he averaged a career-high seven points per game in helping the team to the league semifinals.[4]

In June 2015, he parted ways with ratiopharm Ulm.[5] Later that month, he signed with EWE Baskets Oldenburg.[6]

International career[edit]

Schwethelm 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.[7] He later competed with the junior squads at both the 2008 and 2009 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

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


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