the urspring academy is to high school basketball in germany, what the celtics were to the nba during the sixties: the cream of the crop. coach ralph junge’s under-19 squad won back-2-back titles (2007 & 2008) in the coveted nbbl competition by defeating alba berlin 84:76 in front of a frenzied crowd in langen last weekend. this closes another extremely successful season for junge & czerny, who already left a lasting impression internationally, by beating out armani jeans milano and bergamo for the ‘chip in italy earlier this year. the basketball academy has brought forward a number of stellar alumnis (like nikolai simon and ncaa ballers jermaine raffington, Vince Polakovic & lucca staiger), and looks to build on this tradition with young guns like go-getter maurice stuckey, nbbl rookie of the year kevin bright (see him at the nba without borders camp in istanbul next week), nbbl mvp chris standhardinger, the general frank wiesler etc. etc.

on a personal note, k1x is extremely proud to see team urspring build up a most unique winning tradition in k1x uniforms! y’all even look better than the competition. but guys, you forgot to chop down those victory nets in the background!?

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left to right: rookie Of the year kevin bright, captain frank wiesler and mvp christian standhardinger

team urspring academy: back 2 back, baby!

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