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Brett Bisping[edit | edit source]

Brett Bisping (born September 17, 1993), is an American Professional basketball power forward with the Yamagata Wyverns of the B2 Division in the Japan Basketball League. He played college basketball for Siena College. In the 2013–14 NCAA Division I post-season, Bisping was named the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) Most Valuable Player averaging 16.2 ppg, 7.5 rpg.

Brett Bisping
No. 34 – Yamagata Wyverns
PositionPower Forward
LeagueJapan Basketball League, B2
Personal information
Born9/17/1993
Peoria, IL
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight125 lb (57 kg)
Career information
High schoolMorton High School
CollegeSiena College
Playing career2012–present
Career history
2017–2018Boras Basket
Career highlights and awards
CBI Most Valuable Player (2014)

College Career[edit | edit source]

Bisping, a 6'8" big man out of Morton High School in Morton, Illinois, played college basketball at Siena College in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC). Bisping’s contributions in his freshman year were modest; he averaged 3.2 points and 2.6 rebounds, and shot 83% from the foul line.

As a sophomore Bisping broke out, he started all 34 games and averaged 12.3 points, 9.7 rebounds, in 32.6 minutes per game [1]. He led the team with 52% field goal percentage. Bisping led the Saints to the program’s first postseason championship in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI). Throughout the tournament he averaged 16.2 points and 7.5 rebounds and was named Most Valuable Player by the CBI [2]. He scored 20 points six times, including each of final two CBI Championship games. This 2013-2014 season Bisping was also MAAC All-Academic and MAAC Honor Roll selection.

In the sixth game of Bisping’s Junior season he dislocated his right foot big toe. The injury required surgery and caused Bisping to miss the rest of his true junior year. He was granted a medical redshirt by the NCAA and returned to the 2015-2016 season as a redshirt junior.

Bisping came back strong in his redshirt junior season. He led the Saints in both points and rebounds per game averaging 15.9ppg and 10.4 rpg in an average of 33.2 minutes per game [3]. Bisping logged 13 double-doubles and 15 double digit rebound games, including a career-high five 18-rebound finishes. He led the MAAC in both rebounding (10.4) and defensive rebounding (8.1) which ranked him 19th and 8th nationally. This season Bisping was a unanimous First Team All-MAAC and MAAC All-Tournament Team selection. The accolades continued as he was one of just ten NCAA Division 1 men’s basketball players named to the Division I AAA-ADA Scholar Athlete Team. Lastly Bisping was awarded Siena College’s 2015-2016 Male Student Athlete of the Year[4].

Bisping graduated his 2016-2017 redshirt senior year averaging 12.3 ppg and 9.7 rpg. Bisping finished his Siena career with 1,528 points and 1,024 rebounds (ranking fourth in program history) [1]. He is the only player in Siena Basketball history to capture over 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds.

Professional Career[edit | edit source]

2017-2018 Season[edit | edit source]

After the completion of his college career, Bisping signed with Boras Basket, of Sweden’s premier basketball league, the Basketligen [5]. The team played in the FIBA Euro Cup qualification games where Bisping average 13.5 ppg and 7 rpg[6][7]. He started all but 2 Basketligen games averaging 10.6 points and 8.1 rebounds in 26.5 minutes per game [8]. On March 15th he grabbed his career high 19 rebounds. Bisping led the team in rebounding and finished the regular season ranking second in the league in rebounding [9].

2018-2019 Season[edit | edit source]

Bisping signed his 2nd professional contract with the Yamagata Wyverns in Japan[10][11]. The Wyverns are in the B2 Division of the Japan Basketball League.

References[edit | edit source]

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  2. "Champions! - Siena College". Siena College. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  3. "Men's Basketball Archives". sienasaints.com. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  4. "Brett Bisping - 2016-17 Men's Basketball Roster - Siena College". sienasaints.com. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  5. "Bisping Signs Pro Deal With Swedish Club - Siena College". Siena College. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  6. "Kormend lock down Boras in Sweden; Parma and Pardubice also triumph". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  7. "Kormend get the job done, finish off Boras Basket in Hungary". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2018-08-22.
  8. "Boras Basket basketball, News, Roster, Rumors, Stats, Awards, Transactions, Details - eurobasket". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  9. "Spelarstatistik". Svenska Basketbollförbundet (in svenska). Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  10. "#34ブレット・ビスピン選手 契約合意のお知らせ | 山形ワイヴァンズ". 山形ワイヴァンズ (in 日本語). Retrieved 2018-08-16.
  11. "Brett Bisping Basketball Player Profile, Pass lab Yamagata Wyverns, Siena, News, B2 League stats, Career, Games Logs, Best, Awards - asia-basket". www.eurobasket.com. Retrieved 2018-08-16.

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