ALBA Berlin re-signs swingman Giffey

Jun 19, 2017 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
ALBA Berlin re-signs swingman Giffey
ALBA Berlin reached a new agreement with swingman Niels Giffey to keep working together for two more years, the club announced Monday. Giffey (2.00 meters, 26 years old) averaged 6.6 points on 42.9% three-point shooting and 2.4 rebounds in 14 7DAYS EuroCup games last season. Born in Berlin, he finished his four-year college career at the University of Connecticut, returning to ALBA before the start of the 2014-15 season. He helped UConn win two NCAA titles in 2011 and 2014, also lifting the German Cup trophy with ALBA in 2016. Giffey is also a member of the German national team. "Berlin is my home and ALBA, the club where I grew up," Giffey said. "The concept of player development with coach Aito (Garcia Reneses) convinced me. I hope to make it to the next step in my development."