Marvin Omuvwie is a 17 year old 197cm forward playing NBBL and Pro B for Weissenhorn. He was invited to the 2015 Beko BBL Allstar game to compete in the slam dunk contest. He spoke to German Hoops about his experience in Ulm at the 2015 Beko BBL Allstar game.
How excited that you were chosen to participate in the 2015 Beko BBL Allstar game?
I am very excited and it is a big honor to be here. I practiced some dunks in the last days of practice. I got a lot of inspirations watching dunk videos from Vince Carter and Blake Griffin. Some of those Carter dunks I saw have been the best dunks that I ever saw.
What do you want to take with you form the 2015 Beko BBL Allstar day?
Just being here will give me more experience. This is the first time that I have been at such a big event. I was at some smaller dunk contests, but this is the biggest and I am very excited.
What do you know about the other dunkers Will Clyburn, David Brembly and Salu Benjamin Tadi?
I only know what Will Clyburn can do. Clyburn can really jump and dunk. I have a lot of respect for Clyburn. He is very good competition.
How usual is it that people can pronounce your name correct at the first try?
It is actually pretty usual that people will get my name right. Out of 10 people, I would say that six or seven people pronounce right the first time.
You go to school, play Pro B for Weissenhorn and NBBL. Is it difficult getting everything organized on a day to day basis.
It isn´t easy to get everything done and at times very hard. On Mondays I do individual training before school. I don´t train as much as the rest, but all in all it is well organized.
Who are the NBBL top players in the NBBL 2015 Allstar game for you?
Isiah Hartenstein is very far in his development for a guy form the year 1998. I also have Niklas Kiel and Jan Niklas Wimberg as the top players.
German Pro B team Weissenhorn had a slow start, but now are 10-5. What are the main reasons for the turnaround of the team?
I think that we have much experience, but at the start our roster wasn´t full, but we finally found together, stayed positive and continued to help each other out on the court. Plus everyone knows their roles now.
How has coach Jannson helped you get better as a player in the last months?
He is a good coach and has brought me further with my individual skills. I am looking forward to working together with him the next years. He has taught me to make quick decisions on the court.
In Canada Jordan Baker was called the white Lebron James. Do you agree with that assessment?
Yes I do. Jordan is very athletic and always gives 100%. He is a very physical player and very experienced for a rookie. In the short time that he has been here he has helped me a lot with my game.
Your teammate is David Kramer. Do you see the Austrian making the next step in the next years?
He is my roommate. I think that he will go his way. He is a good shooter, gives his best always and does all he can to make the team better?
What does the future have in store for you?
I will play one more year of NBBL. I don´t see college as being an option. I will concentrate on Weissenhorn and hoping to get into the ratiopharm Ulm roster in the future.
What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
Night at the Museum 3.
Thanks Marvin for the chat.