Kevin Worsley (BC ENERGIE ZWICKAU, Regionaliga) The 1, 2, And 3 Are All Interchangeable Positions So You Should Be Able To Play Them All If You Are A Good Player

Kevin Worsley is a 24 year old shooting guard/small forward from Chesapeake, Virginia that is playing in Germany for BC ENERGIE ZWICKAU. He is a  very versatile player, who started his college career as a point guard at Neosho CC and then moved to the 2 and the 3 positions. He plays above the rim with his 36 inch vertical and has an outstanding mid-range jumper. This is why he can spend time even at the 4 position if needed. Also, he is a defensive stopper that always wants to check the team’s best player. Was top 100 in the nation in steals his senior season. He played at Norfolk Sate(NCAA) from 2006-2009. In his senior year, he played 32 games: 5.3ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.0apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 44.4%, FT: 69.7%. Last season, he played for Hampton Roads Cardinals (EBA): 18 ppg, 6 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.8 spg. He took some time to talk to german hoops about basketball.

You are from Chesapeake, Virginia. What was your childhood like?

My childhood was like most kids I am the youngest out of 3 kids. I have an older brother named Kenny who has taught me mostly everything that I know about basketball and I have an older sister name Cassandra who is my biggest fan. I was raised with both of my parents living together so I am very blessed if I would say. My parents made sure I have the latest things so I could focus on sports and school instead being in the streets with the guys who gave up on their dreams. I had a strong supporting cast which consists of all the people in Virginia who believed in me and saw that I was determined to be successful. My family and friends never allowed me to get in trouble because they saw potential in me so they kept me on a straight path.

What was the deciding moment where you knew that you wanted to be a professional basketball player?

I have always known I wanted to be a professional basketball player since I was a little kid. My mom was a big Chicago Bulls fan so I used to watch Michael Jordan like all of the other kids and imagine I was playing against him in my backyard.
Who were your NBA idols as a kid?

I would say Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Vince Carter, and Allen Iverson.

Was there a NBA player that you didnt like as kid?

I would say Charles Barkley because my cousin loved him and talked about him all day.

To what NBA player would you compare your game to?

Ron Artest because he does not mind doing the dirty work, he always checks the other teams best player, and he can score when it is needed. I always try to be the hardest worker on the floor because I know that I might not be the best player on the court every game but if I hustle more than them nobody will be able to tell the difference and my team might win.

You played at Norfolk state from 2006-2009. Why did you choose to go to this school?

I used to go play there during the summer time at Norfolk State and my friends were already there. The coaching staff at Norfolk State consists of people who actually care about their players and it is five minutes from my house. Playing at Norfolk State is like joining a brotherhood I still talk to the guys I played with everyday on twitter or facebook.

What was your memorable experience at Norfolk State on and off the floor?

I would say my most memorable moment on the court was playing in the MEAC Championship my senior season because even though we lost we did something nobody has done since Norfolk State has became D1 which was make it to the MEAC Championship. I like to do new things when I play for a team like having the best record or whatever else they have not accomplished so I can say I left some history there. My memorable moment off the court would be when one of our managers took the rental car and got lost soon as we got off the plane in Florida.

Who won one on one games in practice you or Corey Lyons?

I have played Corey once but it was not serious though so I don’t remember who won. We usually play King of the Court at NSU or two on two for bragging rights.

You started as a point guard and then moved to the position 2 and 3. Was it a difficult step to do this?

I have always played different position and worked on having an all around game. I think the 1, 2, or 3 are all interchangeable positions so you should be able to play them all if you are a good player.

You can also play the position four. How tough is it playing this position at 193cm?

I do not have a tough time playing power forward because I feel as though I can check or outwork anybody. It is an advantage for me because I can step out and beat most guys who play power forward. When I have a smaller defender checking me I usually try to get the ball on the block so being able to play the four has always came as advantage for me. Most guys are not that versatile to be able to play all position ranging from point guard to power forward so going from team to team and having to play different positions has been good for me.

What is a strength in your game that doesn’t get noticed right away?

I would say my mid range jump shot.

You are a defensive stopper. Who was the toughest player that you played against?

Terrell Taylor who is currently playing in Argentina.

In your rookie season, you played in the EBA for the Hampton Roads Cardinals. What kind of experience was this for you?

Playing for Hampton Roads Cardinals was a confidence builder for me because in college I was not the go to guy. I knew I could score but I never had any 20+ point games in college because I focused on defense and left the scoring to Michael Deloach, Corey Lyons, or Tony Murphy. When I played for the Cardinals we had a rule which was if you were scoring they had to keep coming back to you until you missed twice. The Cardinals allowed me to be the go to guy because I proved I could score in practice so when the game came they always looked for me to score so I started getting confidence that I could score at will.

You are playing in Germany for BC ENERGIE ZWICKAU. How do you like the Regionaliga?

I like playing for Zwickau because my teammates and coach are all good guys who have helped me adjust to being overseas. This league is a good league for a player like me to start my career because it is as not as much pressure as the higher leagues when you have a bad game and fear that you might get sent home. The competition level is good so this has been a great experience for me so far.

You are tearing up the league. Do you have a claus in your contract to move up to a higher league.

No I do not have a Claus in my contract.

How do you like living in Zwickau?

Zwickau is not a bad town at all even though everything closes at 8 I feel very safe out here.

Do you sometimes notice that the area was Eastern Germany 20 years ago?

Yes I do because the people are always talking about the difference between East and West Germany.

What do you like most about Germany?

I like how nice the people are here they teach me German and I help them with their English.

Who wins a one on one in practice you or John Fowler?

We have never play one on one but I usually win the shooting competitions in practice.

What were the most free throws that you made in a row in practice?


What was the most crazy shot that you ever made in a practice or game?

I have had a few big shots in my career but I would say two weeks ago when we were down 2 with a few seconds left I hit a 3 pointer to take the lead and we won by 4

Do you know any other Americans playing in Germany and what league do you think you could play at?

I have a good female friend name Crystal Woodley who is playing in Ludwigsburg right now. I believe I can play on the Pro A level truthfully. I have seen the Chemnitz Niners play with John and we just talked about how we could see ourselves out there playing on that level. I told John that we were like Junior College kids all over again imagining ourselves playing at the D1 level. I heard about the BBL but I have not went to a game yet but hopefully one day I will be competing on that level but as of right now I would say Pro A.

What would you like to do after your basketball career?

I would like to start coaching on the high school or college level.

What was the last DVD movie you saw?

Jay Pharaoh’s Premature Miracle.

Thanks for the chat Kevin and good luck the rest of the season

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