Famous German Basketball Players

Right IconThis ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Vote for Your Favourite German Basketball Players
 1 
Dirk Nowitzki
(Former German Basketball Player and One of the Greatest Power Forwards of All Time)
Dirk Nowitzki
9
Birthdate: June 19, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
The 7-foot-tall former Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki led his team to 15 NBA play-offs, including their only NBA championship, in 2011. He is the only player to continue with a single NBA team for 21 seasons and first European-born to be the NBA Finals MVP.
 2 
Shawn Bradley
(Basketball player)
Shawn Bradley
5
Birthdate: March 22, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Landstuhl, West Germany
 3 
Detlef Schrempf
(German-American Former Professional Basketball Player Who Played As a Small Forward / Power Forward)
Detlef Schrempf
3
Birthdate: January 21, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Leverkusen, Germany

Detlef Schrempf is a German-American former basketball player who played for popular NBA teams like the Dallas Mavericks, Seattle SuperSonics, and Portland Trail Blazers. A three-time NBA All-Star, Schrempf helped the SuperSonics reach the NBA Finals in 1996. Also known for his charitable work, Schrempf formed the Detlef Schrempf Foundation to help local charities.

 4 
Moritz Wagner
(Basketball player)
Moritz Wagner
3
Birthdate: April 26, 1997
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 5 
Franz Wagner
(Basketball player)
Franz Wagner
4
Birthdate: August 27, 2001
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 6 
Dennis Schröder
(Basketball Point Guard player)
Dennis Schröder
2
Birthdate: September 15, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Braunschweig, Germany
 7 
Daniel Theis
(Basketball player)
Daniel Theis
3
Birthdate: April 4, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Salzgitter, Germany
 8 
Isaac Bonga
(Basketball player)
Isaac Bonga
3
Birthdate: November 8, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Neuwied, Germany
 9 
Chris Kaman
(Basketball player)
Chris Kaman
3
Birthdate: April 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grand Rapids, Michigan
 10 
Isaiah Hartenstein
(Basketball player)
Isaiah Hartenstein
3
Birthdate: May 5, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States
 11 
Maxi Kleber
(Basketball player)
Maxi Kleber
3
Birthdate: January 29, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
 12 
Satou Sabally
(Basketball player)
Satou Sabally
4
Birthdate: April 25, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
 13 
Tibor Pleiß
(Basketball player)
Tibor Pleiß
2
Birthdate: November 2, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bergisch Gladbach, West Germany
 14 
Paul Zipser
(Basketball player)
Paul Zipser
3
Birthdate: February 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany
 15 
Christian Standhardinger
(Filipino-German Basketball Player Who Plays as a Power Forward or Center)
Christian Standhardinger
2
Birthdate: July 4, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Christian Standhardinger is a Filipino-German basketball player who currently plays for the Barangay Ginebra San Miguel of PBA. Over the course of his career, Standhardinger has also played for other popular teams like Ehingen Urspring, Hong Kong Eastern, and NorthPort Batang Pier. Christian Standhardinger has also played for the Philippine national team.

 16 
Ademola Okulaja
(Basketball player)
Ademola Okulaja
2
Birthdate: July 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
 17 
Svetislav Pešić
(Head Coach of the Serbian Men’s National Basketball Team)
Svetislav Pešić
2
Birthdate: August 28, 1949
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Novi Sad, Serbia

The head coach of the Serbian men’s national basketball team, Svetislav Pešić has previously won several medals as the head coach of Yugoslavia, FR Yugoslavia, and Germany. Both his son, Marko, and his son-in-law, Jan Jagla, have played basketball for Germany. In his short career as a player, he went undrafted by the NBA.

 18 
Silke Nowitzki
(Basketball player)
Silke Nowitzki
3
Birthdate: July 12, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Würzburg, Germany
 19 
Oscar da Silva
(Basketball player)
Oscar da Silva
2
Birthdate: September 21, 1998
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
 20 
Maodo Lô
(Basketball player)
Maodo Lô
2
Birthdate: December 31, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 21 
Maik Zirbes
(Basketball player)
Maik Zirbes
2
Birthdate: January 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Traben-Trarbach, Germany
 22 
Johannes Voigtmann
(Basketball player)
Johannes Voigtmann
2
Birthdate: September 30, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Eisenach, Germany
 23 
Elias Harris
(Basketball player)
Elias Harris
2
Birthdate: July 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Speyer, West Germany
 24 
Niels Giffey
(Basketball player)
Niels Giffey
1
Birthdate: June 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Berlin Berlin, Germany
 25 
Arnold Van Opstal
(Basketball player)
Arnold Van Opstal
2
Birthdate: December 15, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Germany
 26 
Holger Geschwindner
(Basketball player)
Holger Geschwindner
1
Birthdate: September 12, 1945
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Bad Nauheim, Germany
 27 
Ariel Hukporti
(Basketball player - Center)
Ariel Hukporti
2
Birthdate: April 12, 2002
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stralsund, Germany
 28 
Makai Mason
(Basketball player)
Makai Mason
1
Birthdate: May 4, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States
 29 
Helga Nowitzki
(Basketball player)
Helga Nowitzki
1
Birthdate: 1940 AD
Birthplace: German
 30 
Danilo Barthel
(Basketball player)
Danilo Barthel
1
Birthdate: October 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Heidelberg, Germany
 31 
Robin Benzing
(Basketball player)
Robin Benzing
1
Birthdate: May 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Seeheim-Jugenheim, Germany
 32 
Kostja Mushidi
(Basketball player)
Kostja Mushidi
1
Birthdate: June 18, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Uccle, Belgium
 33 
Willi Daume
(Sports administrator)
Willi Daume
1
Birthdate: May 24, 1913
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hückeswagen, Germany
Died: May 20, 1996
 34 
Bryce Taylor
(Basketball player)
Bryce Taylor
1
Birthdate: September 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States
 35 
Demond Greene
(German-American Basketball Coach and Former Player)
Demond Greene
1
Birthdate: June 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fort Hood, Texas, United States

German-American basketball coach Demond Greene was born in the US, to an African-American father and a German mother. He is also a former player who has represented teams such as Bayern Munich and DJK Würzburg. An Olympian, he was also part of the EuroBasket silver medal-winning German squad in 2005.

 36 
Dalibor Bagarić
(Basketball player)
Dalibor Bagarić
1
Birthdate: February 7, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Munich, West Germany
 37 
Andreas Obst
(Basketball player)
Andreas Obst
1
Birthdate: July 13, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Halle, Saxony-Anhalt Halle, Germany
 38 
Henrik R
(German Basketball Coach and Former Player)
Henrik R
1
Birthdate: March 4, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Offenbach am Main, Hesse, West Germany

Henrik R is a German basketball coach who is credited with bringing in European players into the North Carolina basketball program. A former player, Henrik helped Germany win the gold medal at the 1993 EuroBasket and the bronze medal at the 2002 FIBA World Cup. Henrik R was a seven-time German League champion and four-time German Cup winner.

 39 
Marie Gulich
(Basketball player)
Marie Gulich
1
Birthdate: May 28, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Altenkirchen, Germany
 40 
Boniface N'Dong
(Basketball player)
Boniface N'Dong
1
Birthdate: September 3, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: M'Bour, Senegal
 41 
Alex King
(Basketball player)
Alex King
1
Birthdate: February 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ansbach, Germany
 42 
Gavin Schilling
(Basketball player)
Gavin Schilling
1
Birthdate: November 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Munich, Germany
 43 
Ismet Akpınar
(Basketball player)
Ismet Akpınar
1
Birthdate: May 22, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
 44 
Anton Gavel
(Basketball player)
Anton Gavel
1
Birthdate: October 24, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Košice, Slovakia

Slovak-German basketball player Anton Gavel had a flourishing career as a point guard and is best known for his association with Bayern Munich. The 6’2” sports star has also been a 5-time BBL champion. While he initially represented the Slovak national team, he later switched to the German national team.

 45 
Joshiko Saibou
(Basketball player)
Joshiko Saibou
1
Birthdate: March 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
 46 
Andrej Mangold
(Basketball player)
Andrej Mangold
1
Birthdate: January 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hannover, Germany
 47 
Heiko Schaffartzik
(Basketball player)
Heiko Schaffartzik
1
Birthdate: January 3, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 48 
Jan Jagla
(Basketball player)
Jan Jagla
1
Birthdate: June 25, 1981
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 49 
Johannes Thiemann
(Basketball player)
Johannes Thiemann
1
Birthdate: February 9, 1994
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Trier, Germany
 50 
Markus Kattner
(Business consultant)
Markus Kattner
1
Birthdate: September 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bayreuth, West Germany