Wednesday, Jun. 30|
New York, Round 1, pick 15.
College: Limoges (France)
"Frederic has excellent size and skills. He has good hands, and good footwork. He can also play outside and in. He's more of a finesse center, not vey physical. He's kind of cut from the Zydrunas Ilgauskas mold. He could go as high as the middle first round, or late first."|
-- Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Donnie Nelson
Weight: 249 pounds
(June 22, 1977)
Birthplace: Thionville-Moselle, France
Career highlightsA well-known player to NBA teams, Weis has improved each year playing for Limoges in France's top league
A high-percentage shooter who has a nice touch around the basket
Underwent back surgery at close of the season
Scored four points and grabbed three rebounds in an All-Star Game in February in Paris while representing Limoges in the game
At Limoges was a teammate of former NBA guard Jerome Allen
College highlightsIn 1998-99 season, his fourth season for Limoges, averaged 13.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game
In 1997-98 season, improved his averages to 9.8 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
At 19 years old in 1996-97 season, averaged 7.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in his first season with significant playing time
Playing for a French All-Star Team, averaged 6.7 points, 3.7 rebounds and shot 70 percent from the field in 19 minutes per game in a tournament match against Switzerland in December of 1996.
In 1995-96, he averaged 2.4 points and 2.1 rebounds and in 25 games
Helped French junior team to eighth place finish in the Athens World '95 while averaging 10 points and nine rebounds per game in eight games.
Began playing basketball at the age of nine when he was already 5-foot-3
At 14 years old, he played one season with Crepes de Nancy
At 15 years old and having reached 6-foot-7 (2.00 m), he played three seasons with L'Insep College
Signed with Limoges in the Summer of 1995
His father is of German descent and has family in Udine, which is close to the Slovenian border
He is also of Eastern European descent
His father played basketball in the 1960s with the French military
His sister played eight seasons in the highest level from 1984-92 at Cuc L'As Montferrand
L'Insep College (France)|
|Three-point field goals: N/A|
|Three-point field goals: 1996-97, 0-for-0 (.000); 1997-98, 2-for-3 (.667); 1998-99, 0-for-0 (.000). Totals, 2-for-3 (.667).|