By Johnny Askounis/ email@example.com
Inching closer to the new season and the Basketball Champions League, MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg secured the services of Isaiah Whitehead. His addition was announced Wednesday.
Whitehead, 27, is coming off his second run in the Basketball Champions League. After averaging 13.3 points, 4.3 assists, 3.5 rebounds, 0.8 steals, and 0.7 blocks per game over six appearances in the Regular Season with Besiktas Icrypex, he switched to the German club but stayed in the competition. Previous experience stems from the 2019-20 edition of the BCL and the top half of the two-year stint at Mornar Bar. Russia’s Lokomotiv Kuban and Kazakhstan’s Astana were other stops.
Before using overseas options, Whitehead played in 89 NBA games as a member of the Brooklyn Nets in 2016-17 and 2017-18. He was selected with the 42nd overall pick of the 2016 draft, coming out of Seton Hall. Additional action in the G League with the Long Island Nets and Grand Rapids Drive.
The team guided by new head coach Josh King is preparing for the next season in the Champions League and Germany’s domestic competitions with Jonathan Baehre, Jhonathan Dunn, Eddy Edigin, Billy Garrett Jr., Sebastian Hartmann, Ronnie Harrell, Justin Johnson, Jacob Patrick, Johannes Patrick, Yorman Polas Bartolo, Jeff Roberson, Nico Santana Mojica, and Ben Shungu on board.
After reaching the Final Four last season and ranking third, Ludwigsburg will restart in Group E of the new Regular Season. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem, Darussafaka, and one team coming out of the Qualifiers are the teams to beat.
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