Name: Bernie Bahr
Height: 6’11” (211 cm)
Weight: 230 lbs. (104.32 kg)
Birthdate: July 10, 1989
Hometown: Ashland, Montana
College(s): Brown Mackie Community College (KS)
Previous Professional Experience: Salina Saints (ABA)
Current Team: Free Agent
College Career Stats:
2008-2009 Brown Mackie Community College (KS): 4.7 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 36.3% FG, 33.2% 3FG, 76% FT
2009-2010 Brown Mackie Community College (GS): 7.5 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 1.4 BPG, 1.0 APG
Professional Career Stats:
2016-2017 Salina Saints (ABA): 18.0 PPG, 10.5 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1.7 BPG, 1.9 SPG, 50.1% FG, 55.2% 3FG, 68% FT
2017-2018 Salina Saints (ABA): 16.5 PPG, 12.2 RPG, 2.4 APG, 1.8 BPG, 1.8 SPG, 46.2% FG, 44.4% 3FG, 84.1% FT
Bernie Bahr is a very unusual find in this day and age of social media and many players not going under the radar. Especially one of this size and skill. Bernie is a 6’11” stretch Power Forward. Bernie, is originally from a small Native American community of less than 500 people in Ashland, Montana. Not heavily recruited in high school, he attended Brown Mackie Community College in Salina, Kansas. He had a solid career at Brown Mackie, which was known for putting out skilled big men. He committed to play at the NCAA Division 1 level at Southern University. However, all of his credits were not fully accredited from Brown Mackie and he could not get the necessary requirements to qualify at the NCAA level.
After college, Bahr traveled the country playing in tournaments before finally getting his opportunity to play at the professional level for the Salina Saints of the American Basketball Association (ABA). He joined the Saints in 2016-2017. He averaged 18.0 PPG and 10.5 RPG his Rookie season while shooting an astounding 55.2% from the 3 point line. He followed up with a strong second season with the Saints in 2017-2018, averaging 16.5 PPG, 12.2 RPG, 2.4 RPG, and 1.8 RPG. He shot 46.2% from the field and 44.4% from the 3 point line.
Bernie is a prolific shooter. Standing at 6’11”, he is a match up nightmare, with his ability to shoot the basketball from well beyond the NBA 3 point line. He is great in any pick and roll or pick and pop scenario. He has a great feel for the game and is an unbelievable passer for his size as well. Bahr is not overly athletic but he can get to his spots and has great footwork. He does run the floor well though and is a good defender. We consider Bernie a diamond in the rough for anyone who is lucky enough to sign him.