Mario Ihring returns to Italy after exploding in Slovakia

Liubomir Asenov
Liubomir Asenov

After completing his best season as a professional in Slovakia, Mario Ihring returns to Orlandina for the playoffs after his loan spell.

Ihring played his last game against Inter Bratislava last Saturday. Altough Mario’s strong effort was not enough to qualify his team for the final. He led Prievidza with 19 points, hitting 3/5 from the three-point range.

He’s an absolute natural ability to shoot as he showed in Slovakia (38% from the three-point line)

Mario Ihring showed excellent improvement over the course of the season. The smooth point guard ability to make those around him better and pass to open teammates is truly special as he showed in the last FIBA Europe Cup where he was the best Draft Prospect with 3.4 assists per game.

Assists per game – FIBA Europe Cup

Mario Ihring (98)3.2
Viktor Pulpan (96)3.2
Elie Okobo (97)2.1
Sebastian Kaeferle (96)1.9
Valter Lindstrom (95)1.9


Ihring averaged 6.47 points, 2.11 rebounds, 2.96 assists and 1 steal per game. It means, 15 points, 4.9 rebounds, 6.9 assists (TOP 5) and 2.3 steals per 40 min.

Mainwhile in the FIBA Europe Cup, Ihring scored 6.64 points, 1.73 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 3.18 assists per game. It means, 15.4 points, 4 rebounds, 3.8 steals and 7.4 assists per 40.


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Averages per 40 min

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This article was contributed by Koen Verbelen.