Lucca staiger

Lucca Staiger
Position Shooting guard
League Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1988-06-14) June 14, 1988 (age 26)
Blaustein, Germany
Nationality German
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 206 lb (93 kg)
Career information
College Iowa State (2008–2010)
Pro playing career 2010–present
Career history
2010–2012 Alba Berlin
2012–2013 Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg
2013–present Bayern Munich

Lucca Staiger ((1988-06-14)June 14, 1988) is a German basketball player for Bayern Munich of the Bundesliga. Staiger competed in the United States for Iowa State University for a little under two seasons.

Junior career

Staiger was one of the top junior players in Germany. He led his high school team to the 2005 German High School Championship while averaging 24.2 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 6.2 assists.[1] He spent his senior season at Decatur Christian High School in Illinois, averaging 13.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game en route to being selected to play in the Illinois Premier Basketball High School All-Star Game.[2] As a high school player, he also competed with the German national basketball team at the 2005 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and 2006 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

College career

Staiger was declared ineligible for his freshman season with the Cyclones and was forced to sit out the entire season and lose a year of eligibility.[3] He came back strong during his sophomore season, averaging 8.2 points and 24 minutes per game, while slowly becoming a larger part of the rotation throughout the season.[4] He scored a career high 24 points in an early season loss to Drake University while hitting eight three-pointers. He was named Big 12 Rookie of the Week twice during the season.[5]

Following the season, he competed with the senior German national basketball team for the first time at Eurobasket 2009. He averaged 5 points per game over the team's six games, including a team-high 14 in the team's second round game versus Macedonia.[6]

On January 19, 2010, Lucca Staiger announced he was leaving Iowa State, effective immediately, to pursue a professional career in Europe.[7] He now plays for the German club FC Bayern München Basketball.

Professional Career

Coming out of College he joined the German BBL Team. In 2012 he left ALBA Berlin to join the League Rivals Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg. After just one year, on the 25.06.2013 it was announced, that he would be joining FC Bayern Munich Basketball


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