FIBA All-Star 5 -Nowitzki, Dirk


Dirk was named Germany's Player of the Year for 1998 by Basket magazine. He led his club team to promotion into the German First Division (Bundesliga).

He played eight games with the German National team in the European Championships 22-and-under tournament, scoring double figures seven times, including a 34-point, 15-rebound performance in Germany's final game, a 97-95 overtime win vs. Lithuania on 7/23/98. Germany finished seventh in the tournament with a 5-3 record.

Dirk was an outstanding junior player who applied for early entry to the 1998 NBA Draft, where he was chosen ninth overall by the Milwaukee Bucks. Immediately traded to the Dallas Mavericks where he started slowly but has blossomed into a top player in the league. Has risen to the level of being named the best international player by general manager survey conducted before the 2002-03 season.

The 7-0 forward who at times mans the pivot can strike fear in an opponent when he corrals a rebound and leads the break or prepares to launch a three-point bomb. He earned MVP honors at the 2002 FIBA World Championships while paying for his native Germany in Indianapolis.

Nowadays Dirk is having a very strong impact on the NBA scoring 25.1 ppg in season 02-03. After a disappointing European championship in Sweden Dirk will once again challenge the best players in the NBA 

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  • 2002 FIBA World Championship Bronze Medal
    2002 MVP of FIBA World Basketball Championships
  • 2001 European Championship 4th Place
  • Averaged 17.5 ppg and 9.9 rpg in 1997-98 in 20 games for DJK Wurzburg of the German Bundesliga
  • Played on the 1996 German National Junior Team, German Under-22 National Team, European Junior Select Team and the World Junior Select Team