Randall Hanke

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Randall Hanke
eco Örebro Basket
Position Center
League Basketligan
Personal information
Born (1984-08-08) August 8, 1984 (age 32)
New York City
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Trinity-Pawling School
College Providence (2004–2009)
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Glasgow Rocks
2010 CB 1939 Canarias
2010 USK Praha
2010–2013 Norrköping Dolphins
2013 Gießen 46ers
2014 KTP-Basket
2014–present eco Örebro Basket

Randall Flager Hanke (born August 8, 1984 in New York City) is an American-born British professional basketball player.

Early life and college career[edit]

Hanke's godfather was the actor Cliff Robertson. Hanke tried to be a professional golfer while growing up but later focused his attention on basketball after a growth spurt.[1] He attended The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, but did not qualify for college immediately out of high school so he enrolled at Trinity-Pawling School for a postgrad year.[2] Hanke excelled at Providence College, where he averaged 13 points and 5 rebounds per game as a sophomore. He broke his hand twice and missed a season, which hampered his play even after he recovered.[3] As a senior for the Friars, he averaged 9 points and 5 rebounds per game. In 2009, he graduated from Providence College with a degree in business management.[1]

Professional career[edit]

In 2010, he signed with the Glasgow Rocks of the British League and averaged 8.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game.[4] He left to play with CB 1939 Canarias of Spain, which he enjoyed since it fit his style of play.[3] Later, he competed with USK Praha of the Czech league. Betweed 2010 to 2014, Hanke played for the Swedish team Norrköping Dolphins. In the 2012-2013 season he played fourteen games and averaged 3.6 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. He then moved to the Gießen 46ers of the German Pro A, but only competed in the preseason. Hanke played eight games for KTP-Basket of the Finnish Korisliiga where he averaged 6.9 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. In July 2014, he returned to Sweden and signed with eco Örebro Basket.[5]

International career[edit]

Hanke has competed for Great Britain in in a warm-up tournament for the European Championship since his father was from London. However, he was cut from the final 12-man roster.[6]

References[edit]

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  1. ^ a b Gallagher, Brendan. "Randall Hanke joins Great Britain Basketball for Game On tournament at O2 Arena". telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Dohrmann, George (November 1, 2004). "The Chosen Ones". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved June 29, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Staszewski, Joseph (10 July 2010). "Throwback Hanke enjoying home after season overseas". nypost.com. Retrieved 14 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "El Socas Canarias ficha al pívot Randall Hanke". CB 1939 Canarias (in Spanish). February 29, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2017.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ "Randall Hanke opts for Orebro". Court Side Newspaper. July 11, 2014. Retrieved June 29, 2017. 
  6. ^ "The Players - Randall Hanke". British Basketball. Retrieved June 29, 2017.