UConn vs Michigan State NCAA Regional Final at Madison Square Garden
While at Connecticut:Has appeared in 99 UConn games, starting 15, averaging 3.1 points and 2.0 rebounds per contest. Summer, 2013: Starting forward on German Men's Basketball National Team, competed in European Championships.
As a Junior in 2012-13:Appeared in 28 games, starting one, averaging 4.9 points and 3.6 rebounds per game... Fractured his right index finger in a three-rebound effort at Cincinnati and missed final two games of the season... Finished with 10 points and three rebounds at DePaul... Added 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting against Villanova... Finished with nine points and five rebounds against No. 6 Syracuse... In his only start of the season against St. John's at MSG, finished with nine points and a career-high 10 rebounds... Pulled down six rebounds at Pittsburgh... Added four points and four rebounds against No. 1 Louisville... Finished with five points, seven rebounds and two steals against Marquette in the Big East opener... Notched career-high of 15 points and pulled down eight rebounds on 4-for-8 shooting, including 3-for-5 from three-point range, against Stony Brook.
As a Sophomore in 2011-12: Appeared in 30 games, averaging 2.6 points and 1.5 rebounds... Averaged 2.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in BIG EAST play... Averaged 2.3 points and 2.0 rebounds per game in the BIG EAST Tournament... Hit double-digits for the second time this season with 10 points to go with a career-high six rebounds against Cincinnati... Totaled seven points and a season-high five rebounds at Notre Dame... Registered a season-high 11 points at Seton Hall... Tallied seven points against St. John's... Missed the opening game of the season after suffering a hyperextended knee and a bone bruise on his ankle during preseason.
As a Freshman in 2010-11: Appeared in 41 games, starting 10... Averaged 2.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 9.9 minutes per game... Recorded 1.4 points and 1.1 rebounds in 7.8 minutes per game in BIG EAST play...Finished with four points and six rebounds in the NCAA Championship against Butler... Added nine points and four rebounds against Marquette... Totaled 11 points on 4-of-5 shooting against UMBC... Recorded four points, all from the foul line, and four rebounds against New Hampshire... Scored 14 points with two three-pointers in the victory over Kentucky in the Championship of the Maui Invitational... Put home six points in the victory over Wichita State.
Before UConn: Attended Heinrich-Schliemann High School in Berlin Germany... Competed for the club team Alba Berlin... A member of the Germany Under-20 National Team... Competed at the 2009 Germany Under-19 Championships.
Personal Information: Niels Giffey... Born June 8, 1991... Son of Frank and Christine Giffey.