Mārtiņš Meiers to continue career in MBC Mitteldeutscher

Martins_Meiers_pageLatvian basketball center player has signed two-year contract with German Basketball Bundesliga club MBC Mitteldeutscher.

The 22-year old Latvian basketball center Mārtiņš Meiers last two seasons played for the Latvian basketball club Ventspils, and in 2012/2013 season he helped the club to win the Baltic Basketball League championship, as well as the Latvian basketball League silver medals.  Last season Mārtiņš averaged 8.6 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1 bs in the Latvian league, 8.2 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 0.7 bs in the Baltic league, as well as 11 ppg, 5.4 rpg and 0.5 bpg in the EuroChallenge. For the last two summers he also represented Latvian National Basketball team and helped the team to qualify for the Eurobasket 2013 in Slovenia.

MBC Mitteldeutscher is German Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) club based in the city of Weissenfels. Last season the club finished 16th in the BBL with 13 wins in 34 games. The team is coached by Silvano Poropat, who previously has coached Mārtiņš in Ventspils.

Comment of coach Silvano Poropat on Mārtiņš joining MBC Mitteldeutscher: “During my time in Ventspils I coached Martins and I followed up his development as a player always. Even though he is just 22 years old, he already brings a lot of experience, has played in European competitions, played a couple of finals and even played already for his country one European Championship. He is a fighter, plays with lot of passion and is a true team player with a lot potential. We want to help him with his development and we are sure he will make his next step of career with MBC. In Ventspils I brought him in to this level and gave him the chance to play. He did pretty well and made his way after this.

All photos: bkventspils.lv

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