On Thursday evening, Ibekwe came from Israel to Bayreuth, and on Friday morning passed his physical exam. The first practice with the team followed in the afternoon. "I am delighted to be back in Germany and hope I can help the team in the battle for the league title. I am very happy to play for the team and the fans and I hope that I can help on defense, under the basket, and also on offense."In his previous stint in the German BBL with Quakenbrück's Artland Dragons earlier this season, Ibekwe had averaged 8.9 points and 5.7 rebounds.
"We hope that Ekene Ibekwe can help in our situation, and give the team more depth after the loss of Koko Archibong. He has proven his capabilities playing in Quakenbrück and we hope he can bring his services to BBC," said BBC manager Uli Eichbaum. Coach Andreas Wagner added, "We had to play the last few weeks with no real power forward. Pete Campbell has done a good job filling this gap as well as he could. We got in Ekene Ibekwe a very good player who can hopefully help us quickly. We expect him to to quickly integrate into the team. He is just the player who was missing from our team.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Ekene Ibekwe Back in Germany
Ekene Ibekwe (2003-07) started the season in Germany, then moved to Israel in late December. Now, Ibekwe is back in Germany (translation) with BBC-Bayreuth. From the team's press release: