Career: Jena (Germany-Regionalliga, 1999-2001), Berlin (Germany-Bundesliga, 2001-05), Köln (Germany-Bundesliga, 2005-06).
Guido Grünheid was a revelation during RheinEnergie Köln's run to the German league title this season. The 23-year-old has long been considered a major talent in Germany. But he was never given a chance to show his stuff at Berlin, where he was regularly stuck behind high-paid foreign players. Investing time and energy in young German talent, Köln brought Grünheid in. And the forward responded excellently, averaging about 7 points and 3.5 rebounds while shooting around 55 percent from the floor and 27 percent from beyond the arc.
Grünheid could prove an excellent spark off Coach Dirk Bauermann's bench in his first major international competition.