Richard Freudenberg, who spent a year at St. John’s before leaving for professional opportunities, has signed a three-year deal with the Fraport Skyliners, a German team in Frankfurt.
As discussed before, Freudenberg’s departure is a loss for St. John’s, despite modest stats, but could be excellent for his development. Freudenberg will have a chance to train with pros and get some playing time while living closer to home. He was at the Skyliners most recent game (according to the translation of this report) with his mother, agent and girlfriend.
Freudenberg’s new team has some emerging German talents in Isaac Bonga and Mahir Agva, along with former US college players A.J. English (of Iona), Quantez Robertson (who played at Auburn) and Mike Morrison (of George Mason).
The 6’9” Freudenberg had a season high of nine points in a thrashing of Syracuse last season; on the season, he averaged 1.3 points per game in nine minutes per contest, struggling to hit shots (20% outside the arc, 38% inside the arc).
We wish Freudenberg the best of luck in his German endeavors, in making money and in developing his game as a tall shooting guard/ scoring small forward.