Before his morning training session, retin obasohan often takes a german lesson. He has installed a language course app on his smartphone, which he uses to study diligently. Earlier, the belgian with nigerian roots had been practicing farewell phrases: "see you tomorrow! See you later!", says the 26-year-old with a laugh. But he still can’t get complete sentences out of his mouth in german.
The newcomer to the bundesliga basketball team brose bamberg already lived in germany for a year. And not even far away from his current adopted home. In the 2017/18 season, the combo guard went basket hunting for the oettinger rockets in erfurt. He quickly became a crowd favorite there because of his athletic play and drive to the basket.
At baunach home game
Obasohan’s teammates at the time included daniel schmidt, andi obst and dino dizdarevic, who grew up in the brose junior program. Therefore bamberg is not an unknown city for him. "I used to come here with the boys. We also once watched a home game of the baunach team in proa. That’s when I saw louis olinde play for the first time", explains obasohan, for whom many of his current teammates were also no strangers. And he lists: "I met with nelson weidemann once in berlin. I played against bryce taylor and mo stuckey in the bundesliga. Michael carrera was on an opposing team when I was in college at alabama. Paris lee, coach roel moors and leo de rycke, of course, I know from antwerp. It’s a new team for me, but it has a lot of familiar faces."