Cal Poly basketballer headed back to Germany to start pro career

When Tobias Jahn starts his first professional season this fall, he won’t be in an unfamiliar overseas atmosphere. In fact, he’ll be right at home.

A native of Germany, Jahn signed a professional contract this week with Erdgas Ehingen of the Basketball Bundesliga’s second league “Pro A.” The team is based out of Ehingen, a town in the southern state of Baden-Wrttemberg.

“Tobias has had a fantastic college career and now we want to help him get started in his professional basketball career,” Ehingen head coach Ralph Junge said. “He is a guy that is difficult to get out of the gym. With this attitude, he is exactly at the right place in Ehingen.”

Jahn completed his four-year career with Cal Poly Pomona in 2011 and helped the Broncos capture the 2010 NCAA Division II title with clutch performances in the March postseason push. In the Elite Eight semifinal win over Bentley, the 6-foot-9 forward scored 11 points off the bench and grabbed six rebounds in 20 minutes. Jahn collected 10 points including his second three-pointer of the season in the title game against Indiana (Pa.).

“I realized after my visit to Ehingen that this was the best place for me to develop,” Jahn said. “I am looking forward to working with Ralph Junge and Felix Czerny.”

Through his time with the Broncos, Jahn totaled 113 games played and 2,358 minutes. He also collected 478 rebounds to go along with a scoring average of 7.3 points per game.