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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-GERMAN " DENNIS SCHRODER " IS A GERMAN BORN PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYER WHO PLAYS FOR ATLANTA HAWKS OF THE NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE (NBA) : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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 Dennis Schröder


Dennis Schröder
EuroBasket Qualifier Austria vs Germany, 13 August 2014 - 017.JPG
Schröder playing for Germany in 2014.
No. 17 – Atlanta Hawks
PositionPoint guard
LeagueNBA
Personal information
BornSeptember 15, 1993 (age 21)
BraunschweigGermany
NationalityGerman
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight168 lb (76 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro career2010–present
Career history
2010–2013Phantoms Braunschweig (Germany)
2010–2013SUM Baskets Braunschweig (Germany 3rd)
2013–presentAtlanta Hawks
2013Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
Dennis Schröder (German pronunciation: [ˈʃʀøːdɐ];[1] born September 15, 1993) is a German professional basketball player who plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Standing at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), he plays at the point guard position. Schröder formerly played for SG Braunschweig and Phantoms Braunschweig. He is widely regarded as one of the best talents in German basketball[2][3] and has drawn many comparisons to Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo.[4]

Professional career

Phantoms Braunschweig

Schröder started playing professional basketball in 2010 for SUM Baskets Braunschweig, second team of Phantoms Braunschweig. In his first season with SUM Baskets Braunschweig, he averaged 7.8 points, 2.1 assists and 1.6 rebounds perGAME in a 2nd-tier German League. In the 2011–12 season he made a breakthrough, averaging 17.8 points and 6.7 assists over 23 regular season GAMES. His team went in the playoffs where he averaged 18.8 points and 5.1 assists over 4 games. In the same season, he also played 30 games for Phantoms Braunschweig of the German League, averaging 2.3 points, 0.7 assists and 0.8 rebounds in about 8 minutes per GAME.[5]
In the 2012–13 season he played 32 games for Phantoms Braunschweig, averaging 12 points, 3.2 assists and 2.5 rebounds in about 25 minutes per GAME.[6] For the season, he was named the League's Most Improved Player as well as Best Young German Player.[7]
In 2013, Schröder was announced to play at the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit for the World Select Team. Before officially playing at the Nike Hoop Summit, Schröder decided to declare for the 2013 NBA Draft.[8] On April 20, 2013, Schröder led his team to a 112-98 win. He finished with 18 points, 6 assists and 2 rebounds in 29 minutes.[9]

Atlanta Hawks

On June 27, 2013, Schröder was selected with the 17th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks. On July 11, 2013, he signed with the Hawks and joined them for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[10] On December 4, 2013, he was assigned to the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA D-League.[11] On December 16, 2013, he was recalled by the Hawks.[12]
In July 2014, Schröder re-joined the Hawks for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On October 30, 2014, the Hawks exercised their third-year team option on Schröder's rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2015–16 season.[13] On December 22, 2014, he scored a career-high 22 points in the 105-102 win over the Dallas Mavericks.[14]

German national team

Schröder has been a member of the German national under-18 and German national under-20 teams. He played in the 2012 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship and helped the German team to fifth place, averaging 6.1 points, 2 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 14.6 minutes on the court. On 27 July 2014, he made his debut for the senior Germany national basketball team in a GAME against Finland.[15]

Career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per GAME
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per GAME APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

NBA

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2013–14Atlanta49013.1.383.238.6741.21.9.3.03.7
Career49013.1.383.238.6741.21.9.3.03.7

Playoffs

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2014Atlanta203.51.0001.000.0001.0.0.0.02.5
Career203.51.0001.000.0001.0.0.0.02.5

Personal life

Schröder is the son of a German father and a Gambian mother. He stated that he started focusing on his basketball career after his father died in 2010.[16] He and his brother were both heavily involved with skateboarding until Dennis found basketball at age 11.[17] His agent is former German basketball national player, Ademola Okulaja.[18]