Loyal reader (and German resident) Matt LeMeiux was kind enough to send along this update on the current exploits of Drew Netizel:
Greeting from Deutschland,
It has been an interesting month for Drew and his team. While Drew’s minutes have increased and he has finally broken into the starting five, the team has been struggling to say the least losing 8 of its last 10. Drew is currently averaging about 21 minutes of playing time, 3.2 assists, 1.2 TOs and 6.4 points. He is shooting 44% from the two-point range and 35% from behind the arch, As a starter he has been pulling about 27 minutes per game, but his time has again started to decrease in the last three games. The team just acquired Ronald Ross (Texas Tech) and Toby Bailey (yes, that Toby Bailey). It is clear that the line-up will change considering how poorly the team has performed. It is hard to tell what the acquisition of Ross will do to Drew’s minutes. The team plays again Saturday.
By the way, if anyone cares to do so, finding Drew’s numbers is relatively easy, despite the BBL site being entirely in German. The website can be found at:
From there choose “teams” from the main menu running across the top of the page. Scroll down, find the Artland Dragons, and select “Team-Stats”–and, voila, Drew’s stats are there. Sure was nice of the Germans to adopt most of the English terms related to basketball.
Thanks, Matt. Next time, please use the word “Bundesliga” with greater frequency, though. As you know, I love saying it. Bundesliga. Bundesliga. Bundesliga. . .