John Bryant (basketball)
Bryant with Bayern Munich in 2013
|No. 54 – Gießen 46ers|
|Born||June 13, 1987|
|Listed height||2.11 m (6 ft 11 in)|
|Listed weight||127 kg (280 lb)|
|High school||Pinole Valley (Pinole, California)|
|College||Santa Clara (2005–2009)|
|NBA draft||2009 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
John Bryant (born June 13, 1987) is an American professional basketball player for the Gießen 46ers of the German Basketball Bundesliga. Bryant was the 2009 West Coast Conference player of the year and an All-American as a senior at Santa Clara University.
Bryant, a 6'11" center from Pinole Valley High School in Pinole, California, played for the Santa Clara Broncos from 2005 to 2009. Bryant earned the Broncos starting center spot during his freshman year - averaging 6.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game and earning a spot on the West Coast Conference (WCC) all-freshman team. He followed this up with a solid sophomore campaign, raising his averages to 10.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.
Bryant raised his game considerably as a junior. Bryant averaged 18 points per game and led the WCC in rebounding (9.6) and blocked shots (2.3). Bryant garnered first team All-WCC honors for the season.
Bryant showed a new dedication to conditioning the offseason before his senior campaign, but his hard work was nearly derailed as he was the victim of a stabbing attack just prior to the start of the 2008–09 season. However, he made a full recovery and had an outstanding senior year. Bryant led the nation in double-doubles and finished a close second to national player of the year Blake Griffin in rebounding nationally (14.2 to Griffin's 14.4). He was again named All-WCC, was the 2009 conference player of the year, and was named an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press.
Following the close of his college career, Bryant was not selected in the 2009 NBA Draft. He played his first professional season with the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League (NBDL), where he averaged 13.4 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 49 games.
The next season, Bryant moved to Germany, signing with ratiopharm Ulm of the Basketball Bundesliga. Bryant averaged 14.7 points and 10.9 rebounds in the 2010–11 season. He re-signed with Ulm for the 2011–12 season, and was subsequently named the Most Valuable Player of that season. He was named to the All-EuroCup First Team in 2013.
In July 2013, Bryant signed a two-year contract with Bayern Munich. In his first season with the Bavarians he helped the club reach the Top 16 of the EuroLeague and win the German championship.
After only playing two league games with Valencia, the club rescinded his contract due to his poor performance.
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field-goal percentage||3P%||3-point field-goal percentage||FT%||Free-throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
- Santa Clara's John Bryant Named AP Honorable Mention All-American, accessed September 12, 2011
- SCU biography, accessed September 12, 2011
- Santa Clara standout Bryant stabbed in back, should return soon, accessed September 12, 2011
- NBDL profile, accessed September 12, 2011
- BB profile, accessed September 12, 2011
- Doppelter Erfolg für ratiopharm ulm: John Bryant wird „MVP“, Thorsten Leibenath „Coach of the Year“ Archived 2012-07-21 at Archive.today (in German), accessed April 20, 2012
- Eurocupbasketball.com Star power fills 2012-13 All-Eurocup teams!
- "Bayern-Basketballer verlängern mit John Bryant bis 2017". muenchen.tv (in German). 15 July 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
- "John Bryant and Vitalis Chikoko leave Bayern Munich". Sportando.com. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
- "John Bryant signs with Valencia Basket". Sportando.com. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
- "Valencia Basket rescinde el contrato de John Bryant" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 7 October 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
- "John Bryant agreed to terms with AS Monaco". Sportando.com. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
- "GIESSEN 46ers | GIESSEN 46ers verpflichten zweifachen Ex-BBL-MVP – John Bryant wechselt an die Lahn - GIESSEN 46ers". www.giessen46ers.de (in German). Retrieved 2017-09-13.
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