FC Bayern Munich extended center Othello Hunter for one more year, the club announced Monday. Hunter (2.03 meters, 36 years old) averaged 7.7 points on 57.5% two-point shooting and 5.0 rebounds in 35 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games off the bench last season. He helped Bayern reach the EuroLeague playoffs and the German League finals. Bayern is Hunter's sixth team in the competition, as he is set to start his 10th EuroLeague campaign. In 251 EuroLeague career games, Hunter averages 8.2 points and 5.2 rebounds. He ranks third all-time in offensive rebounds (562) and eighth in total boards (1,308).
Bayern keeps Hunter, adds Brankovic
He started his professional career with Atlanta of the NBA and also played for Ilysiakos of Greece, Dinamo Sassari and Montepaschi Siena of Italy, Shandong Flaming Bulls and Jiangsu Tongxi of China, Azovmash Mariupol of Ukraine, Baloncesto Valladolid and Real Madrid of Spain, Olympiacos Piraeus of Greece and CSKA Moscow of Russia, to which he helped win the EuroLeague title in 2019. He also reached the EuroLeague Championship Game with Olympiacos in 2015 and made it to two other Final Fours - with Real in 2017 and CSKA in 2018. Hunter helped Olympiacos win the Greek League title in 2015, lifted the Spanish Cup trophy with Real in 2017, claimed back-to-back VTB League crowns with CSKA in 2018 and 2019, and won consecutive Israeli League titles in 2020 and 2021, adding a Israeli Cup title in his final season with the team.
Bayern also signed center Danko Brankovic to a long-term deal. Brankovic (2.16 meters, 22 years old) arrives from Cibona Zagreb and led the 2021-22 Croatian League in blocks at 1.6 per night. He also averaged 9.8 points and 5.1 rebounds in 41 games, helping Cibona win the title. Brankovic has also been a member of the Croatian national team.