Runners-up Bayern Munich have signed US centre Freddie Gillespie.

The 25-year-old comes with the experience of 29 NBA appearances for the Toronto Raptors and Orlando Magic. Last season, Gillespie was a teammate of the German internationals Franz and Moritz Wagner at the club from Florida.

“Freddie is a young, very promising player who will provide us with a huge presence with his physical skills in the zone and defending the ring,” said Bayern sports director Daniele Baiesi.

Gillespie, who signed a two-year contract, has “no international experience yet” and will have to “adapt to a wide variety of demands on and off the court”.