Tim Ohlbrecht is headed back home.
The German native, who won two NBA Developmental League championships in two seasons will now reportedly take his talents back to Germany, where he will play for Ratiopharm Ulm. Prior to joining the Rio Grande Valley Vipers for the 2012-2013 season, Ohlbrecht played seven years in his home country.
His new team tweeted out the news Tuesday morning:
Willkommen in Ulm, Tim Ohlbrecht! Der Center hat gerade bei uns unterschrieben. #uuulmer #bekobbl pic.twitter.com/V599QupmH6— ratiopharm ulm (@ratiopharmulm) August 5, 2014
"Welcome to Ulm Tim Ohlbrecht! The Center has signed with us," the tweet reads.
Ohlbrecht spoke with RidiculousUpside.com last month at the Orlando Summer League while playing with the Detroit Pistons. Despite acknowledging the NBA was his focus, he stated he was open to returning to Europe.
"If this doesn't work out, I'm either going back to the D-League or going to Europe. The main thing now is to show Detroit that I'm their guy, am able fit in their system and if not, then maybe another NBA team," he said.
Ratiopharm Ulm competes in the highest league level of professional basketball in Germany. The club made it to the German Cup Final in the 2011-2012 campaign and entered Eurocup play for the first time the following season.
In 77 games over two seasons in the D-League, the 25-year-old averaged 12.6 points and 7.1 rebounds. He earned All-Star recognition and a spot on the All-NBA D-League Second Team last season with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. In his first year in the D-League, Ohlbrecht also appeared in three games with the Houston Rockets, playing a total of twelve minutes and scoring three points.