Marlies Askamp

Marlies Askamp ( born August 7, 1970 in Dorsten, North Rhine -Westphalia) is a former basketball national team. She is 1.96 meters tall and played on the position of center. It is one of the original players from the U.S. Women's National Basketball Association ( WNBA).

By the age of 16, she played basketball and track and field operation. Only then are they focused exclusively on the basketball games. It refers to the increase of the Europe League in 1996 and the bronze medal at the European Basketball Championship in 1997 as the most important moments in their lives, because it was the result of many hard work.

Askamp has a sister and two brothers. She speaks German, English and French.

Playing career

Marlies Askamp began with the basketball game at Eintracht alder.

She played in Germany also for BG Dorsten, Bremerhaven ( OSC), the MTV Wolfenbüttel from 1989 to 1993, the BTV Wuppertal from 1994 to 2001 and up to end career with NB Oberhausen. Six times won the German Cup (1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2001). In 1996 she won the Euroleague title with Wuppertal and was voted German Player of the Year.

In the summer months Askamp moved to the newly founded in 1996 WNBA. From 1997 to 1999 she played for the Phoenix Mercury, which allowed her to move into the finals of the WNBA in 1998.

On November 27 1999 she was sent to a six -player swap with the Minnesota Lynx, which, however, already on 14 April 2000 on the Miami Sol in exchange for three draft picks (10th, 24th and 56th in the WNBA Draft 2000) einwechselten. For Miami, they played until 2002, until the sol they issued on 18 June for a Erstrundendraftpick to the Los Angeles Sparks. She finished the 2002 season and her WNBA career with the Sparks.

  • Your Career in the WNBA by 23 points they scored at the 80:66 victory at the Utah Starzz on 12 July 1999.
  • In a total of 172 games in the WNBA, it achieved an average of 6.0 points and 4.8 rebounds. In addition, they played ten playoff games.

In addition Marlies Askamp was an important player in the German women's national team. She debuted on 14 April 1990 against the Netherlands and had her last match 11 September 2005 against Romania. Askamp played 190 games in the jersey of Germany and scored 2330 points, which means an average of over 12 points / game.

The greatest success was winning the bronze medal at the European basketball championship in 1997, when they ( most valuable player of the tournament ) was elected MVP, as well as participation in the 1998 World Cup in Germany.

In 2005 she was named the best player of the year in the Bundesliga. In the season 2006/ 07 she paused for months due to pregnancy and ended after the season their basketball career.