ANDhe Gran Canaria has reached an agreement with Chris Kramer (Indiana, 1988) for the American base to strengthen the Claretian group for the 21/22 academic year.
Kramer is an experienced point guard of 1.91 meters who, throughout his career, has also known how to play the role of guard. Trained at the prestigious Purdue University, his good college journey did not earn him a choice in the 2010 NBA draft.
It was in the summer of that year that he began a prolific and remarkable professional career. After a year trying to gain a foothold in the NBA through its Development League, in 2011 he signed for the Guaynabo Mets of Puerto Rico. It didn’t take long for him to make the leap to Europe under the guidance of the German s.oliver Würzburg.
In Germany, but in Oldenburg, it is where he has spent almost half of his European career. He played for the German team from 2012 to 2017, playing in the Basketball Champions League in the 16-17 season and obtaining that campaign the first triple-double in the history of the competition.
Kramer played two courses at Lietuvos Rytas, one at Khimki -participating in EuroLeague- and another, the last one, at Hapoel Jerusalem.
Characterized by his performance as a defensive player – he received numerous awards in this regard in his NCAA years – as a professional he has also shown good work in defense, as shown by the award for Best Defender of the Lithuanian LKL in 2018.