Player

Ryan Broekhoff

Lokomotiv Kuban DOB: 23 Aug 1990 Height: 201cm Position: Guard/Forward Number: 45

Hometown: Frankston, Victoria

Junior Association: Frankston (VIC)

Current Club: Lokomotiv Kuban (Russia)

International Debut: 2008

Biography

In a short time Broekhoff has become one of the premier long range shooters in Australian basketball stocks, with the Frankston junior’s talent evident early on.

Two strong years at the AIS led the way for Broekhoff to help the Australian Under 19 Emus team to the semi final of the 2009 FIBA Under 19 World Championship, along with teammates Brock Motum and Matthew Dellavedova.

The tournament propelled a move to Valparaiso University in Indiana where after a quiet freshman season, Broekhoff become the star of the program and one of the best players in the Horizon League.

Coming off of a junior year that saw him earn All-Horizon League First Team and Tournament Team honours, Broekhoff was called into the Australian Boomers pre-Olympic squad.

Here the sharp-shooting 201cm star earned plaudits for his performances, narrowly missing out on selection in the final 12 for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

A standout senior year saw Broekhoff guide the Crusaders to the Horizon League championship and tournament title to cap off another productive season.

Broekhoff signed his first pro deal in August 2013, joining Turkish giants Besiktas JK Istanbul for the 2013/14 season.

A run in the 2015 NBA Summer League with the Denver Nuggets added some more professional experience for Broekhoff, while also representing Australia in the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championship against New Zealand.

Broekhoff continued his impressive start to 2015; signing with Russian Eurocup quarterfinalist; Lokomotiv Kuban and providing a solid offensive presence with his three-point shooting before his development was rewarded by being named in the 2016 Olympic team.

Previous Clubs:

2008-2009 – AIS
2009-20013 – Valparaiso University (NCAA)
2013-2015 – Besiktas JK Istanbul (Turkey)
2015-2015 - Denver Nuggets (NBA Summer League)
2015-Current- Lokomotiv Kuban (Russia)

Major Awards:

FIBA Oceania Championships: 2013, 2015
FIBA Junior Mens World Championship: 2009 (Semi Final)
International Junior Male Player of the Year: 2008
All-Horizon League First Team: 2012, 2013
All-Horizon Tournament Team: 2012, 2013
Horizon League Champion: 2012, 2013
Horizon League Tournament Champion: 2013

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