Bakken Bears Rosters

2016-2017 Bakken Bears Roster

# Player Pos Height Weight Age Birth City NBA Draft Status Nationality
5 DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell GF 6-5 200 23 Orlando (FL) 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
- Dwayne Benjamin F 6-7 210 - Lafayette (LA) 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
6 Sylvester Berg F 6-7 216 18 Aarhus 2020 NBA Draft Eligible Denmark
14 Chris Christoffersen C 7-2 277 37 Ronne 2002 NBA Draft, Undrafted Denmark
4 Adama Darboe G 6-2 190 30 Copenhagen 2008 NBA Draft, Undrafted Denmark
11 Michel Diouf FC 6-10 200 27 Medina Gouna 2011 NBA Draft, Undrafted Senegal
12 Mike Gesell G 6-2 190 23 South Sioux City (NE) 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
10 Nicolai Iversen F 6-7 232 37 N/A 2005 NBA Draft, Undrafted Denmark
9 Kristjan Kitsing PF 6-7 210 26 Tartu 2012 NBA Draft, Undrafted Estonia
11 David Kristensen F 6-10 187 18 Aarhus 2020 NBA Draft Eligible Denmark
8 Thomas Laerke SF 6-4 198 25 Copenhagen 2013 NBA Draft, Undrafted Denmark
Netherlands
7 Kristoffer Lowenstein G 5-11 172 22 N/A 2016 NBA Draft, Undrafted Denmark
9 Mathias Nielsen SG 6-3 180 20 N/A 2018 NBA Draft Eligible Denmark
- Eric Palm G 6-2 187 29 Roscoe (IL) 2009 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
- Esben Reinholt SF 6-6 - 23 Horsholm 2015 NBA Draft, Undrafted Denmark
13 Morten Sahlertz F 6-6 211 27 N/A 2011 NBA Draft, Undrafted Denmark
- Marius Sorensen G 5-11 - 19 N/A 2019 NBA Draft Eligible Denmark
- Mathias Thibault G 6-2 180 20 N/A 2018 NBA Draft Eligible Denmark
15 Keane Thomann C 6-11 265 27 Olney (IL) 2012 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
- John Williamson FC 6-7 225 30 Columbus (OH) 2008 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States

2016-2017 Bakken Bears Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters M. Gesell D. Akoon-Purcell T. Laerke J. Williamson M. Diouf
Lim PT       K. Kitsing C. Christoffersen

Recent Bakken Bears History

Season League Record Placement
2016-2017 Basketball Champions League 1-13 40th
2016-2017 Basketball Champions League - Qualification 2-0 N/A
2016-2017 Danish Basketligaen 34-5 1st

2016-2017 Bakken Bears Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell Danish Basketligaen MVP (2017)
DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell Danish Basketligaen Finals MVP (2017)

2016-2017 Bakken Bears Front Office

Staff Member Position
Jakob Freil Head Coach
Mads Sigersted Assistant Coach
Mathias Bach Assistant Coach
Line Hovgaard-Hansen Athletic Trainer

2016-2017 Bakken Bears Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell 53 27.5 20.2 6.0 2.5 1.9 0.3 2.4
John Williamson 12 22.9 15.1 5.2 1.6 0.8 0.2 1.3
Thomas Laerke 53 26.4 10.7 3.6 2.6 1.2 0.1 2.3
Michel Diouf 32 23.8 10.4 7.2 1.9 1.1 1.1 1.3
Mike Gesell 53 23.7 10.0 2.4 4.1 1.5 0.2 1.5
Dwayne Benjamin 11 22.9 9.8 4.6 1.3 1.1 0.3 1.5
Eric Palm 28 19.7 8.6 1.6 2.9 0.7 0.1 1.6
Kristjan Kitsing 43 16.1 8.2 3.2 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.8
Adama Darboe 47 21.4 7.4 2.7 2.6 0.7 0.1 1.7
Keane Thomann 30 13.4 6.8 3.7 0.7 0.2 0.3 0.6
Nicolai Iversen 53 17.4 5.5 3.5 1.4 0.5 0.1 1.0
Morten Sahlertz 50 14.5 4.5 2.2 1.1 0.5 0.1 0.5
Chris Christoffersen 48 13.7 4.1 4.2 0.6 0.2 0.9 1.1
Sylvester Berg 36 10.4 3.2 2.6 0.8 0.6 0.3 0.9
Mathias Nielsen 10 6.5 3.0 0.5 0.7 0.9 0.0 0.5
David Kristensen 18 5.6 2.9 1.4 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.6
Kristoffer Lowenstein 12 5.1 1.7 1.0 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.2
Esben Reinholt 5 7.9 1.4 1.8 0.8 0.4 0.0 0.4
Marius Sorensen 3 7.8 1.3 1.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mathias Thibault 2 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0