Brodeur signs with German pro team

The future Penn Hall of Famer will join MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg of Germany’s top-level easyCredit Basketball Bundesliga.

A.J. Brodeur dribbles the ball up the court against Columbia.

May graduate A.J. Brodeur, who finished his career as the all-time leading scorer in Penn men’s basketball history, has signed a one-year contract with MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg of Germany’s easyCredit Basketball Bundesliga, the country’s premier professional basketball league. 

The team is located in the city of Ludwigsburg in Baden-Württemberg, Germany’s third-largest state, and is about two-and-a-half hours from Munich. Riesen is German for Giants. MHP, a Porsche company, is the team’s sponsor.

“AJ is a player who has won at every level so far,” says Head Coach John Patrick. “He is a hard worker on and off the floor.”

A four-year starter for the Quakers, Brodeur ranks first all-time in school history in points (1,832), blocked shots (196), field goals made (752), games played (119), and games started (119). He is also third all-time in rebounds (928) and sixth all-time in assists (390).

Thrice, he was a unanimous First-Time All-Ivy selection, and in his senior season, he was named co-Ivy League Player of the Year.

In what turned out to be his final game on March 7, Brodeur broke Ernie Beck’s 67-year-old scoring record and recorded the first triple-double in program history, putting up 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists in Penn’s 85-65 win over Columbia.

Brodeur will begin play with MHP Riesen in late August.