Patrick Richard is a 25 year old 196cm swingman from Carencro, Louisania that is playing his first season in the Beko BBL for the Mitteldeutscher BC. He played four years at Mc Neese St. (NCAA) and as a senior played 32 games: 18.1ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.2apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 48.6%, 3PT: 27.9%, FT: 76.9%. In 2012-2013, he started his professional basketball career being drafted by the Iowa Energy (D-League) and played at Sandringham Sabres (Australia-SEABL-East, starting five): 24 games: 18.5ppg, 6.4rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 42.7%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 80.7%. Last season he played in Holland for Matrixx Magixx Wijchen (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five): 38 games: Score-4(15.3ppg), 4.9rpg, 2.7apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 54.1%, 3PT: 37.1%, FT: 78.9%. He spoke to German Hoops before the game against the Fraport Skyliners March ist.
Pat thanks for talking to German Hoops. How are you feeling today? You scared basketball Germany getting injured in Oldenburg. How long are you expected to be out?
Hi miles! I’m in some pain of course but blessed that all results came back in the good area for me! And I’m not sure about being out for anytime or how long! Day to day situation with me!
A tough 79-72 loss in Oldenburg. It seems as the consistent inside out game of Oldenburg was too much for MBC as they controlled the boards and shot 50% from outside.
Yea it was a tough loss! I believe we controlled the game a lot of the night but they hit shots when they needed to and we didn’t!
The EWE Baskets Oldenburg have a deep and talented roster. Do you see them having any chance of betaing a Berlin, Munich or Bamberg in a five game playoff series?
I believe in the playoffs anyone can get hot and do things against teams!
After a two game winning streak MBC has suffered a two game losing streak. Why has the team stayed so inconsistent after that 7-2 start?
We have been inconsistent! Losing a lot of those games by a close margin may have messed with the team morale! But we continue to work hard every week!
The Mitteldeutscher BC also have lost four close games with four or less points. With your experience is winning close games something you can learn only with experience as a club?
I believe you learn in games you win and also games you lose! Those close game losses may come with lack of experience playing with each other!
The club always stated that the season goal is to stay in the league, but currently the team is only two wins a way from a playoff spot. Is a late season run possible?
The goal for the club is to stay in the BBL! We take one game at a time that’s the goal just to go each week focused on the next opponent! Anything is possible though!
The club has brought in three Americans with Beckham Wyrick, Mark Dorris and Darry Webb. Is this the right mix and what has been your impression of all three players?
I like all three Guys! Each bring different things to the team. D Webb is a presence inside despite his height! Becks is a smart player than can stretch the floor with his shooting and is a good defender! And mark Dorris is a player that had experience and is very athletic! Plays hard on both ends!
After scoring in double figures in his first eight games, German Christian Standhardinger has only done it twice in his next 13 games. Is Standhardinger a different player now?
I’m not sure the difference with Christain! Teams do scout and it gets tougher throughout the season! The BBL is a tough league as well so adjustments have to be made weekly!
The next game is against the Fraport Skyliners who have a six game winning streak. They are coming off a tiring three day trip to Russia. What kind of game can we expect?
I don’t predict games but I know we will prepare for them and go for it all against them!
How can MBC compensate your loss in Frankfurt? Is this the right opportunity for Standhardinger to have a monster game?
I think as a team we just all have to come together! Everyone has to be ready and prepared mentally! If I can’t play I trust in every one of my teammates!
What has been the most amazing thing you have seen Mark Dorris do in practice? Have you ever seen a player like him that can score the impossible shot in traffic?
I’ve played with someone like him. A little similar! He just knows how to score and surprisingly very athletic!
What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
The five heartbeats last DVD! Thanks miles
Thanks Patrick for the chat.