John Bryant Biography
John Bryant born in 1987 is an American professional basketball player for the Gießen 46ers of the German Basketball Bundesliga. In 2009, Bryant was the West Coast Conference player of the year. He was also an All-American as a senior at Santa Clara University in the same year.
John Bryant College Career
Talking of his college career, Bryant, a 6’11” centre from Pinole Valley High School in Pinole, California, played for the Santa Clara Broncos from 2005 to 2009. He earned the Broncos starting centre spot during his freshman year – averaging 6.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per game and earning a spot on the West Coast Conference (WCC) all-freshman team.
The American basketballer raised his game considerably as a junior. As a junior, Bryant earned around 18 points per game and led the WCC in rebounding (9.6) and blocked shots (2.3). Bryant garnered first-team All-WCC honours for the season.
He showed a new dedication to conditioning the offseason before his senior campaign, but his hard work was nearly derailed as he was the victim of a stabbing attack just prior to the start of the 2008–09 season.
Bryant led the nation in double-doubles and finished a close second to the national player of the year Blake Griffin in rebounding nationally (14.2 to Griffin’s 14.4). He was again named All-WCC, was the 2009 conference player of the year, and the Associated Press named him an honourable mention All-American by the.
John Bryant Professional Career
After he was through with his college, he was not selected in the 2009 NBA Draft. He played his first professional season with the Erie BayHawks of the NBA Development League (NBDL), where he averaged 13.4 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 49 games.
During the next season, he moved to Germany, where he signed with Ratiopharm Ulm of the Basketball Bundesliga. He averaged 14.7 points and 10.9 rebounds in the 2010–11 season. Bryant again re-signed with Ulm for the 2011–12 season. Subsequently, he was named the Most Valuable Player of that season. His first time to be named to the All-EuroCup was in 2013.
In July 2013, he signed a two-year contract with Bayern Munich. In his first season with the Bavarians, he enabled the club to reach the Top 16 of the EuroLeague and win the German championship.
He continued signing extensions, where on July 15, 2015, he signed a two-year extension with Bayern, but on reaching August 9, 2016, he signed a one-year deal with Spanish club Valencia Basket, parting ways with Bayern.
However, the club rescinded his contract due to his poor performance, and that was after playing two league games.
On November 23, 2016, he signed a two-month deal with French club AS Monaco Basket. He moved back to Germany for the 2017–18 season, signing with Basketball Bundesliga side Gießen 46ers.
John Bryant Age
He was born on the 13th of June 1987 in Berkeley, California in the United States. He is age 32 years in 2019.
John Bryant Basketball Salary | John Bryant Net Worth
He earns an annual salary of $25 million. The American basketballer has a net worth of $500 million.
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