Decisive league games and the upcoming Austrian Cup Final Four: these are the tasks that await the Allianz Swans in January. To be well prepared, the team has been looking at the free agent market and has found the answer. What was needed was an athletic forward who can dominate, especially by getting defensive rebounds and improving the team's shot-blocking capability. The answer to these requirements is Bambale Osby. In addition to his stats, which fans can look forward to Gmundener, he brings a lot of athleticism and bounce. Bambale reaches a height of 2.03 meters and weighs 118 kg.
Bambale Osby is a U.S. citizen with African roots (Congo). He comes from the University of Maryland, not just any address in the U.S., but the 2002 NCAA champion. His first professional year in Europe, he played in Cluj, Romania. This year he started at Phoenix Hagen in the German Bundesliga, but his contract was waived after the death of his grandmother. Most recently, he played a for Ironi Ramat Gan in Israel under a short-term contract, replacing an injured player. He will start practice as early as Tuesday and will have a 14-day try-out contract before his future with the team is decided.
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
Osby in Austria
Bambale Osby (2006-08) has signed with his third team of the season, this time with the Gmunden Allianz Swans of the Austrian A Bundesliga (the top pro league in Austria). The team's press release (translation) said this (I'm rewording and paraphrasing for readability of the auto-translation):