Bayern Munich announces the signing of big man Freddie Gillespie

Bayern Munich announced another great addition in its frontcourt with the signing of big man Freddie Gillespie to a two-year deal. The 25-year-old split time between the Orlando Magic and the Grizzlies’ G-League affiliate Memphis Hustle last season.

โ€œFreddie is a young, very promising player who will provide us with a tremendous presence with his physical ability in the zone and defending the ring,โ€ FCBB Sports Director Daniele Baiesi said on Freddie Gillespie.

Gillespie made a total of 29 appearances in the NBA, 20 of them in his first professional season during 2020/2021 for the Toronto Raptors. On average, he spent around 18 minutes on the court with a 50 percent shot percentage and almost five rebounds per.

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He holds NBA career averages of 4.6 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 0.5 assists throughout 29 games. Gillespie started his NCAA career in a third division college in Carleton before joining Baylor between 2018-2020.

He went undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft but his physical play and gifts secured him an NBA contract.

โ€œI’m sure that Europe and especially Munich is the right place for me at this moment to develop my game and improve. What I will bring is first and foremost my mentality of wanting to get the best out of every situation;ย plus rebounding, defense, defending the rimโ€ Gillespie said after signing his contract with Bayern.

Bayern Munich announced its third offseason signing after Danko Brankovic and Elias Harris.

 

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