Wurzburg basketball team with transfer coup: benzing arrives

Wurzburg basketball team with transfer coup: benzing arrives

Wurzburg (dpa) – the basketball bundesliga team s.Oliver wurzburg has scored a real transfer coup with the signing of robin benzing. The captain of the german national team has signed a three-year contract with the club in lower franconia, according to the club’s announcement.

The 28-year-old wing player last played for CAI saragossa in spain and was previously active for a long time in the bundesliga in ulm and with FC bayern munchen. Most recently, benzing captained the DBB team at the european championships and reached the round of the last eight with the team around top star dennis schroder.

"We and our fans can be very proud of the signing of the captain of the national team. He will give us even more quality, variability and scoring at the wing positions," coach dirk bauermann said euphorically in a club statement.

The former national coach will be working with benzing for the third time. "One of the reasons i brought robin into the national team for the first time at the age of 20 was that he is a winner through and through, who can also decide a game on his own sometimes. It goes without saying that he’s also a great fit for us as a person," said bauermann.

Wurzburg’s managing director gunars balodis called the commitment "only logical" in view of the ambitious goals of the lower franconians. "Everyone in our club is working towards the goal of establishing ourselves permanently in the top league in germany in the coming years."

During the european championship benzing also became a father for the first time. The upcoming weekend he will therefore still spend with his young family, as his new club know dear. Benzing to start work in wurzburg at the beginning of next week.

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