Filmore Beck(White Wings Hanau) Jimmy Mckinney Taught Me Patience

Filmore Beck is a 21 year old 189cm guard that is playing his first season fort eh White Wings Hanau in the PRO B. He started has basketball career for the  Eintracht Frankfurt cadet team. In 2009-2010, he moved to the  Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt II (ProB, starting five): 22 games: 13.6ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 54.2%, 3PT: 35.7%, FT: 76.9%, also a license to play for Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt (1.Bundesliga): 1 game: 0pts. In 2010-2011, he continued to play for the : Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt II (ProB): German League: 1 game: 0pts, 1ast; 13 games: 8.4ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 51.1%, 3PT: 23.9%, FT: 72.2%, also Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt (1.Bundesliga), injured in Dec.’10. He spoke to German Hoops before the Hessen derby against his ex team Fraport Skyliners PRO B team.

You are playing your first season with the White Wings Hanau. How comfortable do you feel with your new team?

I feel very comfortable in Hanau. They are a well organized club that care for their players. We all understand each other well on the team. It is just a lot of fun playing on this team.

Many had the White Wings Hanau as one of the favorites to win the PRO B South, but at the moment the team has a record of 6-5 and are in fifth place. Why hasn´t the team taken off?

We are the absolute favorite with our player potential, but in the past we had a lot of injury misfortune which isn´t an excuse. I think it is more a mental thing. Some guys are missing the self confidence in certain situations. We are working on this and hope to soon to show it on the court.

How happy are you with your own game now? You are averaging seven points in 14 minutes?

I see myself as a scorer and seven points is little, but totally ok in 14 minutes per game. It is a pity that I don´t get the confidence from the coach that I was hoping for. My team can´t support me the way I want the way I could with my skills. The coach must have his reasons.

How has team captain Anish Sharda helped you this season with your playing time situation?

At the moment he keeps telling me not to worry about my limited playing time and that I should continue to keep practicing hard. It is great to get acknowledgement from a guy like him that I am doing everything right.

Who could forget the exciting 72-70 Hanau win in Frankfurt. Will this game be as exciting?

The game in Frankfurt was the type of game that basketball players live for. Two strong teams that didn´t give each other gifts and fought until the final siren. If both teams go into the game in Hanau with this intensity and effort then I think that it can be a close game again.

What will be key to getting the win against the Fraport Skyliners juniors?

The team that shows more effort and heart will win.

How difficult was it last season sitting out on account of your injury? Who helped you the most in this time mentally?

That was the worst that could happen in my basketball career and at the start, I really didn´t know how to handle it if I should stop playing or not. Luckily there was one person that believed in me and always will do and who always keeps motivating me and that is my mom. My friends also supported me and I am very thankful for that.

What is your nicest memory with Benedikt Nicolay on the court?

The first time we beat Frankfurt this season!

What was the most important thing that you could learn from Jimmy Mckinney on the court?

The most important thing that I learned from jroc was patience. He had difficult times with coaches and playing time, but despite that he always gave everything in practice and showed all that he is better until he got the confidence from the coach

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Think like a man with Chris Brown and Kevin Hart.

Thanks Filmore for the chat

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