Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Nik Caner-Medley Signs with German Team

Nik Caner-Medley (2002-06), who had been sitting out since last summer while stress fractures in his left foot healed, is finally healthy and signed to a pro team. Caner-Medley was signed for the rest of the season last week by the Artland Dragons of Quackenbrueck, Germany. Initially, it was reported that this was a one-week try-out, but the team said in its press release that he was actually signed through the end of the season.

Here's basically what the press release says, thanks my own editing of the Google Translation:
Nik Caner Medley becomes new Dragon.

Contrary to yesterday's press release from the Dragons, the 23 year-old US forward is under contract through the end of the season. Dragons managing director Marko Beens explains: "Regrettably, yesterday we sent an incorrect press release due to internal misunderstandings. The fact is that our agreement with Nik does not contain a try-out phase, and he is under contract with us effective immediately."

"We think that Nik can help us at the forward position," believes Chris Fleming. "He provides us with size in proximity of the basket, is a strong left-handed shooter, and has good ball control."

Niklas Anthony Caner Medley, the full name of the Dragons' new acquisition, was born October 20, 1983 in Beverly, Massachusetts and played for Maine's Deering High School. After the conclusion of high school, the 2.03 meter, 106 kilogram forward went to the University of Maryland (NCAA D-1), where he played four seasons for the Terrapins, and saw increased production from season to season.

After 12.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game in his Sophomore year (2003/2004), the 23 year-old scored 16 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game in the following year. In his final year (2005/2006), the left-hander made a strong impression with 15.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists per game, and by the end in his senior year played his way into the notebooks of various NBA scouts. In summer 2006, Caner-Medley played for the Detroit Pistons' Vegas Summer League team and had a good chance to be drafted, but a foot injury hurt the NBA plans of the American. Meanwhile, the injury healed and Nik Caner-Medley looks forward to playing with the Dragons for his first overseas playing experience.

And now, one of my favorite recurring features of this blog, snippets of the un-edited Google Translation!
Niklas Anthony Caner Medley, as the Dragons new acquisition with full name is called, saw the light of the world on 20 October 1983 in Beverly, Massachusetts and visited in haven country, Maine the Deering Highschool. After conclusion went the 2.03 meters large and 106 kilograms heavy forward on the University OF Maryland (NCAA 1), where it over-touched four play times the leotard of the Terrapins ("water turtles") and from season to season increased.

1 comment:

Jeff V said...

You should have a hall of fame for the Literal translations!