Dwight Thorne is a 22 year old 190cm guard from Arlington, Texas. He is a rookie playing his first season for BG Karlsruhe. At Arlington, Texas (Martin HS): he averaged 18.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.6 assists a game; and became the first player in the school’s 22 year history to play on the varsity all four years . His biggest moment of high school career was making two free throws with no time remaining on the clock to clinch the school’s district championship during his sophomore year.. He played at Colorado(NCAA) from 2006-2010. In his senior year, he played 30 games averaging 7.5ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 45.2%, 3PT: 45.1%, FT: 89.6%. He scored 9 points and hauled down five rebounds in a 78-56 win against Science City Jena. He took the rapid 7 Miles Questions Basketball exchange for German Hoops.
You are a rookie and playing your first season overseas. What has been the biggest adjustment in Germany on and off the court?
Yeah being a rookie is interesting on and off the court. On the court has been the traveling violation when I go right. In the US you get a extra step in FIBA you have to put the ball down first, so that has been a adjustment. Also the amount of help off the ball that teams provide. as soon as you go buy your man there are usually one or two guys waiting on you so the side step has become a nice move for me.
You are from Texas and are living in Karlsruhe. Has it been a huge culture schock for you?
Its been different but a culture shock no. I was in Boulder Colorado for 4 years so that was different so I have learned to adjust to my surroundings easily. Also I have been to Berlin twice in my collegiate career, so Germany is not all new to me. but the people here are nice and they are helping me adjust very well.
How has training camp been for you? What has been your main focus on the court?
Our style of play will be up tempo and fast. shooting the first good open sHot and playing hard. which is a style I feel I can thrive in and help lead my team to a championship season
Which player of BG Karlsruhe has fascinated you the most so far on the court? Possibly Rouven Roessler? He can really light it up in a hurry.
The most interesting player has been Stefan Fahrad to me. He is a veteran and he has been helping me and showing some little tricks that will help me be a better pro. Rouven is a good player and he can score it. I feel that we will work well together.
Your biggest moment of high school career was making two free throws with no time remaining on the clock to clinch the school’s district championship during your sophomore year. Have you had an exciting moment like this since that game on the court?
Of course. my junior year in college I scored 30 points against Kansas State and I made a three pointer with 5 seconds left to send the game into overtime.
Who was the best player that you played against in the NCAA that might be in the NBA now?
Kevin Durant, right now he is playing very well and coming into his own. He is fun to watch
What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
The losers its a great movie I reccomed you see it.
Thanks Dwight for the chat. Good luck this season.