The Hamburg Towers from the Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) have signed Christoph Philipps from league rivals ratiopharm Ulm. As the club announced on Wednesday, the 2.03-metre forward will receive a contract until 2023. The 23-year-old has been playing in Ulm since his childhood, and has made 66 appearances in the BBL so far.

“It is a special step for me. I’m leaving my comfort zone, I want to develop as a sportsman and as a person ? Hamburg is exactly the right place for that, said Philipps.