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 E. Palm T. Laerke D. Akoon-Purcell K. Kitsing N. Iversen
Rotation         C. Christoffersen
Lim PT M. Sorensen M. Nielsen E. Reinholt   K. Thomann

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 18-4 N/A
2015-2016 FIBA Europe Cup 7-5 28th
2015-2016 Danish Basketligaen 32-9 2nd
2014-2015 Eurochallenge 0-6 31st
2014-2015 Danish Basketligaen 32-8 2nd
2013-2014 Eurochallenge 4-8 12th
2013-2014 Danish Basketligaen 34-5 1st
2012-2013 Danish Basketligaen 31-11 1st
2011-2012 Danish Basketligaen 34-4 N/A

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 36 27.9 20.5 5.9 2.0 1.9 0.3 2.4
Thomas Laerke 36 27.3 10.9 3.5 2.4 1.3 0.1 2.7
Eric Palm 12 24.3 10.8 2.2 3.2 0.8 0.1 1.6
Mike Gesell 36 24.2 10.8 2.4 3.9 1.3 0.2 1.4
John Williamson 2 15.5 10.5 3.5 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
Dwayne Benjamin 11 22.9 9.8 4.6 1.3 1.1 0.3 1.5
Michel Diouf 19 23.6 9.6 6.3 1.7 1.2 1.3 1.2
Kristjan Kitsing 29 18.4 8.7 3.5 0.6 0.2 0.2 1.0
Adama Darboe 30 22.0 7.4 2.2 2.6 0.7 0.1 2.0
Keane Thomann 24 13.0 6.2 3.0 0.7 0.1 0.2 0.7
Nicolai Iversen 37 19.1 5.5 3.7 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.2
Morten Sahlertz 33 14.9 4.3 1.9 1.1 0.5 0.1 0.4
Chris Christoffersen 34 14.9 4.0 4.5 0.6 0.2 0.8 1.0
Sylvester Berg 28 11.3 3.0 2.5 0.6 0.4 0.4 1.0
Mathias Nielsen 9 6.4 2.7 0.3 0.7 0.9 0.0 0.6
David Kristensen 14 5.5 2.1 1.2 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.4
Marius Sorensen 2 6.5 1.5 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Kristoffer Lowenstein 10 4.6 1.2 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.1
Esben Reinholt 2 5.4 1.0 1.0 0.5 1.0 0.0 0.0
Mathias Thibault 2 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0