Tim Ohlbrecht has unquestionable talent – indeed he was once viewed as the best of a new generation in German Basketball.
However, the patience of many fans was perhaps beginning to wear a little thin until last summer, having looked to be in serious danger of not delivering on the promise he showed as a youth player and when he burst onto the scene at pro-level with Bamberg three years ago.
However, during the 2009-10 season he has produced a much improved level of performance for club after moving to Bonn.
Since, Ohlbrecht has looked more confident and finished the domestic campaign strongly and showed his full range of skills.
Physically he has what it takes (highlighted by his shot blocking ability) and possesses an impressive array of skills.
Now that he has also upped his work-rate and applied himself far better in the Bundesliga, he could finally be primed to take the next step at National Team level.
He had a reasonable EuroBasket 2009 considering his mediocre season in Bamberg heading into the tournament and Turkey will be a big test to see how much he really has improved should he not be edged out by a rapidly improving Pleiss.