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Maik Zirbes
Zirbes with Germany in 2017
Shabab Al Ahli
Center
Personal information
Born January 29, 1990 (1990-01-29) (age 31)
Traben-Trarbach, West Germany
Nationality German
Listed height 2.08 m (6 ft 9.89 in)
Listed weight 121 kg (267 lb)
Career information
NBA Draft 2012 / Undrafted
Pro career 2007–present
League UAE National Basketball League
Career history
2007–2012 TBB Trier
2010 →Saar-Pfalz Braves
2012–2014 Brose Baskets
2014–2016 Crvena zvezda
2016–2017 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2017 →Bayern Munich
2017–2018 Bayern Munich
2018–2019 Crvena zvezda
2019 Guangxi Weizhuang
2019–2020 Cedevita Olimpija
2020–present Shabab Al Ahli
Career highlights and awards
  • 3× ABA League champion (2015, 2016, 2019)
  • German League champion (2013, 2018)
  • 2× Serbian League champion (2015, 2016)
  • Serbian Cup winner (2015)
  • German Cup winner (2018)
  • Adriatic Supercup winner (2018)
  • BBL Most Improved Player (2012)
  • BBL Best German Young Player (2012)
  • 2× BBL All-Star (2012–2013)
  • All-ABA League Team (2016)

Maik Zirbes (born January 29, 1990) is a German professional basketball player for Shabab Al Ahli of the UAE National Basketball League. He also represents the senior German national basketball team in the international competitions. Standing at 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in), he plays the center position.

Early career

Zirbes first played soccer, but opted to focus on basketball when he was 12 years old. He started his basketball career in the youth set up of TBB Trier before signing his first professional contract with TBB at the age of 17. In the 2008–09 campaign, Zirbes was named Most Valuable Player of the German youth league NBBL.

Professional career

Zirbes played with TBB Trier until signing a three-year contract with Brose Baskets in June 2012.

On August 5, 2014, Zirbes signed a two-year deal with the Serbian team Crvena zvezda. In his first 2014–15 season with the club, Crvena zvezda won the Adriatic League championship, the Serbian League championship and the Radivoj Korać Cup. In June 2015, he exercised his player option for the 2015–16 season.

On June 13, 2016, Zirbes signed a two-year contract with the Israeli club Maccabi Tel Aviv. On January 24, 2017, Zirbes returned to Germany and signed with Bayern Munich on loan, till the end of the season. On July 30, 2017, Zirbes signed a two-year contract extension with Bayern Munich.

On July 17, 2018, he returned to Crvena zvezda. During his one year stint with KK Crvena zvezda, Zirbes averaged 7.7 points and 4 rebounds in just over 15 minutes per game. His best game was on October 8, 2018 in a 87–71 win against KK Budućnost in the round 2 of the ABA League regular season, where he scored 19 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 22 minutes. After being cut from the roster for the Basketball League of Serbia, on May 3, 2019, Zirbes signed for the Guangxi Weizhuang of the National Basketball League (China).

On September 26, 2019, he has signed with Cedevita Olimpija of the Slovenian League.

On July 12, 2020, he has signed with Shabab Al Ahli of the UAE National Basketball League.

National team career

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Zirbes playing with Germany during the EuroBasket 2015 qualifiers in August 2014

Zirbes represented the German Junior National Teams at the 2008 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship and the 2010 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. He was handed his first cap with the senior German national basketball team in August 2009, when Germany took on the Netherlands. In 2013, Zirbes was a member of Germany's roster at the 2013 EuroBasket, in Slovenia.

Career statistics

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  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

EuroLeague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2012–13 Bamberg 23 23 19.7 .535 .000 .786 5.0 .6 .7 .4 8.2 7.7
2013–14 10 9 18.8 .508 .000 .652 4.8 .7 .1 .2 8.1 6.7
2014–15 Crvena zvezda 24 0 13.0 .622 .000 .688 3.3 .3 .5 .4 5.2 6.2
2015–16 27 26 25.2 .604 .000 .677 6.1 .7 .9 .6 12.4 14.3
2016–17 Maccabi 15 2 15.2 .682 .000 .780 3.0 .3 .3 .3 8.1 8.1
Career 84 58 19.4 .574 .000 .691 4.8 .6 .4 .4 8.7 9.3
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