CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Former UNI guard Wyatt Lohaus signed his first professional basketball contact with the Depant Giessen 46ers Rackelos in Germany. He will compete in the developmental Barmer 2. Basketball Bundesliga Pro B.
Lohaus competed as a Panther from 2014-19, seeing action in every game during his freshman, sophomore, and senior seasons. Averaging 10.4 points-per-game as a senior, Lohaus played a pivotal role in UNI reaching the Missouri Valley Conference Championship Game. Last season, he shot 42% from the field and led the Panthers in three-point-percentage as a junior.
“He has always had a very disciplined, mature approach to his individual improvement and our team’s improvement. His daily habits are as positive and strong as anyone we have had come through our program,” Head Coach Ben Jacobson said. “I firmly believe he will be able to impact his new team the same way he impacted our program with his work ethic.”
Lohaus is the first non-German player to join the squad for the upcoming season. Last season, the Rackelos finished second in the league’s South division and reached the league quarter-finals.
“Wyatt is a very talented basketball player, with an exceptionally high basketball IQ,” Rackelos Coach Rolf Scholz said in a team release. “He will give us a lot of stability at the guard positions with his style of leadership. We are pleased that he will make the first steps in his professional career with us.”
With his signing, he joins his father Brad who played eleven seasons professionally. Wyatt will continue to wear 22 as his jersey number.