Henning Harnisch

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Henning Harnisch
Personal information
Born (1968-04-15) April 15, 1968 (age 51)
Marburg, West Germany
Listed height2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
Listed weight93 kg (205 lb)
Career information
Playing career1985–1998
PositionSmall forward / Power forward
Career history
1985–1988Gießen 46ers
1988–1996Bayer Giants Leverkusen
1996–1998Alba Berlin
Career highlights and awards

Henning Harnisch (born April 15, 1968) is a retired German professional basketball player. At a height of 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) tall, he played at the small forward and power forward positions. He currently serves as Vice president for the German Basketball Bundesliga team Alba Berlin, and is in charge of Alba's youth program. In addition to that, he is the China ambassador for Alba Berlin.

Professional career[edit]

Harnisch played professional basketball for the German Basketball Bundesliga teams Gießen 46ers, Bayer Giants Leverkusen, and Alba Berlin. From 1990 to 1998, Harnisch won 9 German Basketball Championships in a row (7 with Leverkusen and 2 with Berlin), a record that has not yet been broken. Furthermore, Harnisch also won 5 German Cups (4 with Leverkusen and 1 with Berlin). Because of his spectacular slam dunks, Harnisch was known throughout his playing career, as the Flying Henning.

German national team[edit]

As a member of the senior German national basketball team, Harnisch competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics, four EuroBaskets, and one FIBA World Cup. He was a member of the team that won Germany's only Gold Medal, at the 1993 EuroBasket.[1]


  1. ^ "Henning Harnisch". FIBAEurope.com.

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