Athletics Department - News
SSV Lok Bernau Add Martinis Woody And Alexander Pankonin
August 15, 2011
(by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber)
PRO B team SSV Lok Bernau have signed 2 new players today with Martinis Woody (203-F/C, college: Benedict) and Alexander Pankonin. Woody is a 29 year old 203cm forward from Greenville, South Carolina that will be playing his third season in Germany. Last season, he played for CRE Eagles Itzehoe (1.Regionlliga Nord) where he averaged 18ppg, 13rpgand 2,3bpg. 'Martinis is the puzzle piece for usthat was still missing. He is a very athletic player that has European experience. He is dangerous near the basket, but can also shoot form outside. He is a very hard worker on the court', stressed SSV Lok Bernau head coach Axel Ruber. Woody played at Benedict (NCAA2) from 2006-2009 and in his senior year played 30 games: 10.3ppg, 10.4rpg, 1.4apg, 3.2bpg, FGP: 55.1%, FT: 71.8%. In 2009-2010, he came to Germany as a rookie and played for : NOMA Iserlohn Kangaroos (Germany-Regionalliga, starting five), waived in Nov.'09 due to disciplinary reasons: 12 games: 20.8ppg, 11.8rpg, 2.2bpg, 1.6spg, 1.5apg, FGP: 60.9%, FT: 64.9%. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been SIAC Regular Season Champion -07, 08, SIAC Tournament Semifinals -07, 09, SIAC All-Tournament Team -08, 09
SIAC Tournament Winner -08, NCAA D2 Sweet 16 -08, SIAC Regular Season Runner-Up -09,All-WBA 2nd Team -09, Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga North 2nd Team -11.cm
Alexander Pankonin is a 20 year old 200 forward and comes from Future Basketball Berlin (2.Regionalliga). 'The jump into the PRO B is a big challenge for me that I want to take advantage of. I will work hard in practice for playing time. My teammates are nice and have welcomed me and I am looking forward to the first practices', stressed Alexander Pankonin. The German started his basketball career in 2008 for 2008-2009: TUS Lichterfelde Berlin (2.Regionalliga): 17 games: 8.3ppg. In 2009-2010, he played for Central Hoops Berlin (2.Regionalliga): 22 games: 3.1ppg. He also played in the NBBL where he played 10 games avergaing 5,4ppg and 6,1rpg.
Source: SSV Lok Bernau