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Weiler-Babb signs multi-year deal with FC Bayern Munich

Former Cyclone Nick Weiler-Babb is on the move.

The two-time Big 12 Tournament champion and honorable mention All-Big 12 honoree has signed a new two-year deal with FC Bayern Munich in Germany. This comes after a rookie season in which Weiler-Babb averaged 13.3 points, five rebounds and 2.6 assists per game for Ludwigsburg while helping the team reach the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) finals.

“I met Nick in Las Vegas a year ago at the Summer League when we were already dealing with him,” Bayern Sports Director Daniele Baiesi explained in a release. “He is a big, technically well-trained guard who can really play all perimeter positions. He creates movement or scores points himself and also plays very hard defensively, even against larger opponents. We are extremely happy that he will be part of our team in the future.”

Bayern Munich finished fifth in the BBL this past season, one year after winning the league title in 2018-19. The team was eliminated in the round of the 16 of the final tournament by Weiler-Babb’s Ludwigsburg squad.

“I am excited and can’t wait to start working with the team and coaches in Munich. I expect that we will win something and that I will develop as a player,” Weiler-Babb said in the team release. “Whatever it takes to win – I will give all my energy and my versatility as a player. Munich is a great city and this move to Bavaria is a great opportunity for me. I already know several guys from the final tournament in Munich in June and I know that it will all go well together.”

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