Joston Crow is a 26 year old 193cm swing man from Spring, Texas that is playing hiss econd season in the German Pro A for Crailsheim. Last season he played 30 games: 11.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.1spg, FGP: 54.8%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 73.9%. Before turning professional, he played for : Sam Houston St. (NCAA,) and palyed 31 games: 12.7ppg, 5.3rpg, 3.5apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 42.3%, 3PT: 32.1%, FT: 70.0%. He spoke to German Hoops before the final game in Goettingen for the title.
Josten thanks for talking to German HoopsIt has been a whirlwind and exciting of a season for Crailsheim. If someone had told you last September that Crailsheim would be in the German Pro A final, what would have been your reaction?
Great speaking with you as well. My first reaction would be that it is truly a blessing and a huge turnaround. I feel like we have a really have a good mix off guys that love to see each other succeed within our team concept.
The German Pro A had been a very very tight league. What was the biggest strength of head coach Willie Young and the club that it was able to have a strong season and reach the final?
Coach Will is a former player and has had a lot of success himself, so he knew what it takes for a team to prosper in the long run. I believe that his ability to stay calm in pressure situations, allows us to do the same and focus at the task at hand.
What is your general reaction of the Pro A final format in that it is a two game series like in soccer and the team that has the better point difference wins
Its something that I’ve never experienced before, but not hard to adjust to. But Ideally, I believe winning both games is the ultimate goal.
Crailsheim won at home 93-91 and made a tough fourth quarter comeback for the win. What was key for grinding out the win at home against 2010 Eurochallenge winner BG Goettingen.
Well I honestly believe we have the best fans in the League. They always play a huge part in our home success. I also believe we are battle tested in close-game situations, and believe that we can overcome a lot as a team.
Do you ever lose track of words how important the worth has been of Carlos Medlock for Crailsheim? Where would the club be without his services this season?
First off, Carlos is a great friend of mine, and a great player as well. He has been vital to our team’s success. Only God knows, where we would be without him.
Your stats have been down from last season, but still you have been a very important player for Crailsheim. You are shooting over 40% from outside. How pleased have you been with your play and I am sure you will leave it all on the floor once again Sunday in Goettingen.
I think we have a very deep team this year, and team success is the most important thing to me. So I am very pleased with that at this point. Individually, you always want to improve and I feel like I will continue to do so. I am very anxious for Sunday’s game, as are my teammates.
How positive are you going into the last game Sunday in Goettingen? Crailsheim have a 2-1 season record against BG Goettingen. However BG Goettingen need to win by more than two points. Crailsheim forced BG Goettingen to 20 turnovers in the last game. I guess the main focus is to just win the game and Crailsheim will be Pro A champion. What else will be key in going home champion?
I am positive and thankful for the opportunity to compete in this game in Goettingen today. And I agree 100% Winning the game will be our focus. I also think that taking care of the ball and making free throws will be crucial to winning this game, as it usually is.
Have you been surprised by all the close NBA series in the first round?
I have been shocked by all the close series in the NBA playoffs. Im a native Houstonian, so to see the Rockets lose in the first round was disappointing but I believe they will bounce back next year.
Can the Dallas Mavericks win game seven in San Antonio? What is your prediction and why?
Sure, I believe Dallas CAN win, however, San Antonio’s championship experience and deep roster sways me in their direction. I pick SA. Home court in the deciding game is big, and Tony Parker remains to be one of the league’s most underrated PG’s in my opinion.
What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
Soul Men with Samuel L. Jackson and Bernie Mac.
Thanks Josten for the chat.