Nick Tufegdzich Signs New Contract In Germany

TORONTO, July 17th, 2017 – Slan Sports Management is pleased to announce that Nick Tufegdzich has signed a one-year contract with ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen in the German Pro B League for the 2017-2018 season.

Tufegdzich, a 6’8’’ power forward, is coming off his second professional season with Uni Baskets Paderborn in the German Pro A League. He averaged 8.5 points and 3.8 rebounds in 15.0 minutes per game, while shooting 45.7% from three-point range during the 2016-2017 campaign. Paderborn finished the season in ninth place with a 14-16 record, narrowly missing the playoffs.

A Tecumseh, Ontario native, Tufegdzich graduated from Riverside Secondary School prior to playing his collegiate basketball at York University in the Ontario University Athletics division (OUA) of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). In his fourth year as a Lion, he was named an All-OUA Second Team All Star after averaging 13.5 points, and ranking fourth in the country with 10.5 rebounds per game. He was also third in the CIS with 2.1 blocks per game. In his fifth year at York, Tufegdzich upped his scoring average to 19.1 points per game to go along with 10.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks, this time earning All-OUA First Team honours. Tufegdzich then kicked off his professional career with Paderborn in 2015-2016, averaging 8.2 points while pulling down 5.1 rebounds per game.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to play for the Essen organization,” said Tufegdzich. “I’m looking forward to helping them build a foundation with the goal in mind of moving back up to Pro A next year. I’m ready for a larger role and helping to guide younger players, as well as contributing in many areas for extended time in each game.”

Essen finished this past season with an 8-22 record in the Pro A League and will move down to the Pro B League this season. The team hopes Tufegdzich can help them to a big season that will allow the club to earn a promotion back to the Pro A League.

“I’m looking forward to working with such a versatile player like Nick for at least one season,” said Igor Krizanovic, Essen Head Coach. “We like his athleticism and ability to stretch the opponent’s defense. He will have a key position on our team.”

For more information and individual box scores for Nick throughout the season, visit http://slansportsmanagement.com/nick-tufegdzich.

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