Achmadschah Zazai(BV Chemnitz): s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg Had The Bigger Will And Everyone Did Their Job

Achmadschah Zazai is a 22 year old German/Afghani 177 cm guard that is playing for BV Chemnitz. He started his basketball career for TUS Lichterfelde Berlin (2.Bundesliga) in 2003 and played there until 2005. In the 2005-2006 season, he played for SG FT/MTV Braunschweig (2.Bundesliga) playing 28 games and averaging 6.3ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.2apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 48.3%, 3FGP: 26.9%, FT: 75.0%. In 2006-2007, he played for BSG Ludwigsburg (Germany-Regionalliga) playing 15 games averaging 19.3ppg, and also had a license for EnBW Ludwigsburg (1. Bundesliga) playing 12 games and averaging 1.1ppg. In 2007-2008, he played for the Bremen Roosters (Germany-ProA) playing 14 games averaging 3.4ppg, 1.1apg, and then went to Denmark to play for  Horsens IC playing 8 games and averaging 9.8ppg, 3.0rpg, Assists-3(4.5apg), 2.4spg, 2FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 29.0%, FT: 92.0%. In 2008-2009, he played for Telemotive Muenchen (Germany-ProB) playing 25 games averaging 13.6ppg, 2.4rpg, Assists-4(5.5apg), Steals-5(2.2spg), FGP: 53.9%, 3PT: 37.7%, FT: 82.4%. Last season, he played for Freiburg (Germany-ProA, starting five): 14 games: 10.4ppg, 2.5rpg, Assists-5(4.9apg), Steals-1(2.4spg), FGP: 54.5%, 3PT: 21.8%, FT: 76.0%. He spoke to eurobasket after the loss to s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg on the last game day as BV Chemnitz was unable to move up to the beko BBL.

A very disappointing 77-61 loss against Wurzburg. How sad are you a day after loss and how are you digesting the loss?

Very sad, because no body likes to lose a final!! They had the bigger will and they won it!!


What were your first thoughts as the buzzer sounded? Is this the biggest loss in your life as a basketball player?

It was the biggest lost for me and  painful,  because we was working hard the hold season!!

Was there maybe something different the team could of done earlier in the season maybe winning a game or two more and not having it come to this last game day scenario?

I think it was ok, because we won some tough games which we were close to lose and we  struggled  in the beginning! All in all its ok and happy to play this final game!

Wurzburg had the comfortable 40-30 lead at halftime. What was giving BV Chemnitz the biggest problems in the first 20 minutes?

We had problems on the rebounding especially on defense, because our big guys where in foul trouble quickly and we missed making shots and free throws.

Wurzburg held strong in the second half. Why was BV Chemnitz unable to turn the game around in the second half?

We had the chance to come closer, but we were unlucky with our 3 pointers!!!

Wurzburg held BV Chemnitz to 32% shooting and 9% from outside. What was particulary good with the Wurzburg defense on this day?

They played good defense and had a  10 man rotation so they constantly had fresh legs and they were taking us full court and after a while we were getting tired!!

Wurzburg only had two players in double figurers with Tim Burnette and Jon Levy, but they got a lot of production from everyone. Was their bench a bit deeper than the one of Chemnitz on this day?

They won as a team they had a good team performance!! Everybody did his job!!

Ty Shaw scored 18 points. How much fun was it playing with him this season?

Ty is a very funny guy with a lot of fighting mentality. He was a big key for us this season especially on defense.

You finished with 12 points, two rebounds, three assists and two steals. How happy were you with your own performance?

It was all right. I can do it better, but they were well prepared

What will you never forget from this season with BV Chemnitz besides the great run?

The fans were fantastic and I will miss the players because we had a very good time together. You can see it on the results. We had good team chemistry

Kevin Love won most improved player in the NBA. Were you surprised with his rapid development this season?

He had a great year and was a  consistent player. He really surprised me.

Will Kevin Love get even better?

I think so. you never stop to learn something. You can still learn!!!

Rajon Rondo had 15 points, 20 assists and 11 rebounds in game three win against New York. Was Rondo just teasing in the last months with his up and down play?

I think when the game is on the line, he takes responsibility  and he will continue like that!!

The Memphis Grizzlies lead the san Antonio Spurs 2-1 in games. Why are the Grizzlies so much of a problem for the Spurs?

They have a good roster every body can score 20 a night and that make them difficult to play!!

How will the Dallas Mavericks-Portland Trailblaizers series end which is 2-2 now?

I hope Dallas is making that. Dirk deserve that!!

What will be the first fun thing that you will do now the season is over?

I like play tennis and that is what I am doing!!

Thanks Achmadschah for the chat.

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