Born: May 12, 1983
Height: 6’9″ / 2.06 m
Weight: 240 lbs / 109 kg
Current Team: Gescrap Bilbao Basket (Spain)
Year Aquired: 2000
Hometown: Liege, Belgium
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Axel was born in Belgium on May 12, 1983. He was drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft, becoming the first Belgian player to be drafted.
He signed his first professional contract with RBC Verviers-Pepinster for the 2000-01 season in Belgium for four years. Axel became team captain at only 20 years old. He signed with the Real Madrid, Spain for the 2004-05 season where he has been playing until now.
Axel is part of the Belgium Basketball National Team.
Career Notes: Grew up with Go-Pass Verviers Pepisnter (Belgium) juniors…made his debut during the 2000-01 season…played there till the 2003-04 championship…moved to SPain for the 2004-05 season, signed by Real Madrid CF.
ULEB Cup Winner -07
Spanish Cup (Copa del Rey) Finalist -07
Spanish ACB Regular Season Champion -08
Spanish ACB Semifinals -09
EuroCup Semifinals -10
Spanish ACB Supercup Finalist -10
Qualifications of European Championships 11-10: 8games: 9.5ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.8apg, 48%FG,18.8%3PT, 70.6% FT
Spanish ACB Finalist- 11
Spanish Supercup Semifinalist- 12
Eurocup Finalist- 13
All-European Championships Honorable Mention- 13
European Championships in Slovenia- 13: 8 games: 10.5ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.3apg, 49.0%FG, 44.4%3PT, 62.5% FT