#4 Mareike Miller


AB, captain of the national team, in love with basketball – on first sight a surficial description, but after all a perfect resume. Mareike started her career with regular basketball, when she made her debut in the third division in Germany at an age of 14. After several cruciate ruptures doctors suggested quitting the sport early. But Mareike didn’t want to stop with basketball as she loved it so much. At the age of 18 she started playing wheelchair basketball.

The talented distance shooter played in the US for six years and learned how to handle the wheelchair – her sports equipment – perfectly. At the 2012 Paralympics in London the German national team won gold. At the final Mareike was the best shooter with 19 points. In Rio 2016 she won the silver medal and was as well the top scorer of Germany. Also in the Baskets jersey Mareike is featured by her ambition and special dedication for the game. Big aim of the 27-year-old is the world championships in Hamburg. Yet she misses the gold medal in this event.

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The successful ARD TV documentary "VIERZEHNEINHALB - Basketball on Wheels" is now available on DVD! Enjoy the journey of Anne Patzwald, Mareike Miller and Kai Möller with the national team to the world cup 2018 in Hamburg again at home. The documentary is subtitled in English completely! ORDER HERE All you need to do is inboxing us on sw@close-distance.de. Use the subject "DVD Vierzehneinhalb" and text us your full name and your shipping address. The costs for the DVD are...


On August 10, 2018, our 43-minute TV documentary "VIERZEHNEINHALB - Basketball on Wheels" was shown in a special broadcast of the ARD Sportschau. Despite a short-term change in broadcasting time, nearly 900,000 spectators watched the experiences of Anne Patzwald, Mareike Miller and Kai Möller en route to the  Wheelchair Basketball Worldchamionships. More information about the program can be found here ...


"What does VIERZEHNEINHALB (FOURTEEN-AND-A-HALF) actually mean?" We heard this question a lot during the last months. Insider and fans know immediately what is meant, but newcomer sometimes struggle with the title of our project. Mareike Miller explains the unusual but important number.