After a somewhat-disappointing first half in Greece with AEK-Athens during which he started some games but generally did not play substantial minutes, 6’3″ Carleton alumnus Phil Scrubb has moved on to Frankfurt and the Fraport Skyliners in the top German league. The Skyliners are coached by Canadian Gordie Herbert and one of their veteran leaders is 6’7″ Aaron Doornekamp, also a Carleton graduate. Scrubb and Doornekamp were teammates on this summer’s Canada Senior Men’s National team.
Below is the official press release from Fraport translated from German.
FRAPORT SKYLINERS bring Philip Scrubb to tryout to Frankfurt
The FRAPORT SKYLINERS have become active again in the transfer market. With Philip Scrubb is a young and talented point guard on the Main. The Canadians will change from Greek club AEK Athens and will first undergo a two-week tryout in Frankfurt.
In his first professional station Scrubb scored in their five games completed on average 4.2 points in five of ten hits from the three-point field goal for the Greek top team AEK Athens. Earlier, the Canadian national team drew up at the prestigious Carleton University in his senior year 16.6 points and 4.5 assists per game, with strong rates of the three-point line (48.7%) and the free throw line (90%).
Last summer, he participated in the NBA Summer League and played there for both the Memphis Grizzlies and the Toronto Raptors for. For the Canadian national team, he scored at the Americas Championships this past summer average of 7.6 points and 2.5 assists.
Gordon Herbert (Head Coach FRAPORT SKYLINERS): “Philip was together with Aaron [Doornekamp] part of the Canadian national team and there to the back-up point guard. He also comes from the same college as Aaron and there had the same very good coach. Despite his young age, he already has a lot of international experience. He brings a good size and can play various outdoor locations thanks to its versatility. ”