Ryan Broekhoff

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Ryan Broekhoff
Ryan Broekhoff.JPG
Broekhoff with Beşiktaş
No. 45 – Lokomotiv Kuban
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League VTB United League
Personal information
Born (1990-08-23) 23 August 1990 (age 26)
Melbourne, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school The Peninsula School
(Melbourne, Victoria)
College Valparaiso (2009–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Undrafted
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013–2015 Beşiktaş Integral Forex
2015–present Lokomotiv Kuban
Career highlights and awards

Ryan Broekhoff (born 23 August 1990) is an Australian professional basketball player with PBC Lokomotiv Kuban of the VTB United League. He played college basketball at Valparaiso University in the United States, where he was named an All-American in 2012, and has represented Australia in several international competitions.

College career[edit]

Broekhoff, a 6'7" swingman from Frankston, Victoria, played at the prestigious Australian Institute of Sport, where he caught the attention of Valparaiso University assistant coach, Chris Sparks. Broekhoff chose Valparaiso in Valparaiso, Indiana. After playing a support role in his freshman season (2009–10), Broekhoff entered the starting line-up as a sophomore, scoring 10.3 points and collecting 5.2 rebounds per game. He led the Horizon League in three-point field goal percentage at 44.8% and placed sixth in the conference in blocked shots with 1.1 per contest.

As a junior in 2011–12, Broekhoff became one of the top players in the Horizon League. He averaged 14.8 points, 8.6 rebounds (first in the Horizon League) and 2.3 assists per game and led the Crusaders to the conference regular-season title and a National Invitation Tournament bid. At the end of the season, he was named Horizon League Player of the Year[1] and an honourable mention All-American by the Associated Press.[2]

In Broekhoff's final season at Valparaiso, he averaged a college career high 15.7-point per game while averaging 7.3 rebounds per game and 2.3 assists per game. Although he produced monstrous numbers, he fell short in the MVP race to Detroit's Ray McCallum. Broekhoff led his team to a 26–7 record and the top seed in the Horizon League tournament. With less than 10 seconds remaining in the semi-final game against Green Bay-Wisconsin, Valpo was down 2 and Broekhoff drove the ball up the court and threw up a miracle shot. While landing on his back near the scorer's table, the ball went straight through the net sending Valparaiso to the title game. Valpo won the title game against Wright State and clinched a NCAA Tournament berth. Valparaiso drew Michigan State for their first game and fell short 65–54. Broekhoff scored 8.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Broekhoff went undrafted in 2013 NBA draft. On 5 August 2013, Broekhoff signed a one-year deal with the option of a second with Beşiktaş Integral Forex from Turkey.[4][5] In the summer of 2014, he took up the option on his contract, re-signing with Beşiktaş.

In July 2015, Broekhoff joined the Denver Nuggets for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[6] On August 24, 2015, he parted ways with Beşiktaş.[7]

On September 6, 2015, Broekhoff signed a three-year deal with PBC Lokomotiv Kuban of the VTB United League.[8]

International career[edit]

Broekhoff was a member of Australia's entry in both the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Auckland, New Zealand and the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China. He continued his career with the national basketball program in 2012 as he was invited to the trials for the Australia's 2012 Olympic team. Broekhoff was one of the last cuts on the squad, making the final 14 before being released.[9]

In 2013, Broekhoff competed in the 2013 Stanković Cup and World University Games, winning gold and silver respectively.[10] In August 2013, he was named in the Boomers' 2013 FIBA Oceania Championship squad to take on New Zealand in a two-game series.[11]

Broekhoff was named in the Australian squad for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.[12] He impressed coach Andrej Lemanis during several warm-up games[13] and subsequently earned a place in the starting lineup during the tournament.[14] Broekhoff returned to the Boomers' starting line-up for the two-game FIBA Oceania Championship series against New Zealand in August 2015.[15][16]

Broekhoff was part of the Australian men's squad at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

International Statistics[edit]

Tournament Points per game Rebounds per game Assists per game
2009 U19 World Cup 7 7.1 2
2013 FIBA Oceania 3 0 0
2014 FIBA World Cup 7.7 2.5 1
2015 FIBA Oceania 2.5 6.5 1
2016 Olympic Games 7.6 2.9 2

Source: FIBA.com


  1. ^ "Broekhoff Named HL Player of the Year; Drew Coach of the Year". Valparaiso University. 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Broekhoff Named AP Honorable Mention All-American". Valparaiso University. 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "#45 – Ryan Broekhoff". ValpoAthletics.com. Retrieved 8 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Ryan Broekhoff inks with Besiktas
  5. ^ BESIKTAS lands Aussie rookie Broekhoff
  6. ^ Local Roundup: Ryan Broekhoff to play for Denver Nuggets in NBA Summer League
  7. ^ Besiktas officially parted ways with Ryan Broekhoff
  8. ^ Lokomotiv Kuban signs Ryan Broekhoff to a three-year deal
  9. ^ "BOOMERS ARRIVE IN MELBOURNE FOR CAMP". Basketball.net.au. 19 June 2012. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "Emerging Boomers win Silver". UniSport.com.au. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "MILLS, INGLES HEADLINE BOOMERS TEAM FOR FIBA OCEANIA". Basketball.net.au. 10 August 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "AUSTRALIAN BOOMERS TEAM NAMED FOR FIBA WORLD CUP". SMH.com.au. 27 July 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  13. ^ "AUSTRALIAN BOOMERS WIN WORLD CUP WARM-UP AGAINST UKRAINE IN NICE". heraldsun.com.au. 16 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  14. ^ "DANTE EXUM TIPPED TO SHINE". sportal.com.au. 28 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2015. 
  15. ^ "Australia vs New Zealand". FIBALiveStats.com. 15 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 
  16. ^ "New Zealand vs Australia". FIBALiveStats.com. 18 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 

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