Frank Snow is a 24 year old 208cm center from west palm beach, Florida and is playing his first season as a professional in Germany with Saarlouis. He played at Grambling State and then moved to Southern(NCAA) where he played 59 NCAA games from 2013-2015. As a senior he played 31 games: 5.2ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 47.1%, FT: 57.3%. Currently for Saarlouis he is averaging 7,4ppg and 5,0rpg. He spoke to German Hoops recently.
Frank thanks for talking to German Hoops. A tough 83-76 loss against the Uni Riesen Leipzig. The opponent closed out the game with a 8-0 run. How tough and why did Saarlouis fall in crunch time?
It was a very tough loss for us because we all felt as though we were the better team. During the second half the other team went into a 2-3 zone and we didn’t have a answer for the zone.
Were you able to grab anything positive form the loss besides winning the rebound battle and dishing out a team 20 assists?
Every game is a learning experience for us but it’s hard to get something positive out of a game where we beat ourselves.
Saarlouis is now 1-5 and in their second season having come from a level down the Regionaliga. It will be hard to win games on a consistent level when the team gives up more points than what it makes. What do you believe are the biggest factors on the defensive end that need to be fixed?
Consistency is the biggest factor in our defense
The three Americans of Ricky Easterling, Brennan Mcelroy and you average together more than half of the teams points. Is that German player that averages double figures missing on offense?
I don’t think it’s that, we just don’t stay composed when the game gets close.
Despite the 1-5 start, how positive are you that Saarlouis will be able to turn around their season and get on a winning streak?
We work hard during practice so I’m sure it will pay off.
How has it been as a rookie playing with Ricky Easterling. How has his leadership and basketball knowledge helped you in the first two months?
It’s helped me a lot, he is always positive despite how we have been losing games.
Does Saarlouis have to depend on Ricky Easterling for success? If he scores only 15 points then that is 10 less than what he usually makes. Does the team feel pressure to have to step it up on those occasions?
We have to depend on everyone on our team for success. No one person feels pressured, we all have jobs we have to do on the court in order to win.
Easterling lives off his unstoppable mid distance off balance game. Have you ever seen a player more dangerous than him in your career when he gets in the lane?
I’ve played with a lot of good players but none of which shoot the mid range shot like him.
What has been the most amazing shot he has made so far in a game or practice this season?
The most amazing shot was probably the 3 he made last night.
You are averaging 9,0ppg and4,4rpg after five games. How happy have you been with your rookie performance so far?
I feel as though I could do more to help the team.
What exactly is your role on the team? It seems like you have got that defensive stopper label early in the season?
My role is to come in the game and do whatever I need to do to win.
What is a hidden strength in your game that doesn´t get noticed right away on the court?
My ability to run the floor.
How has the adjustment been for you coming from the NCAA from Southern to the German Pro B? What has been the most difficult thing to get used to and where would you stack the Pro B in comparison with the NCAA?
It has been hard adjusting to everything. The most difficult thing to get use to has been the speed of the game.
You averaging 1,8 blocks per game after five games. Have you always been a shot blocker or did that develop over time?
I’ve always been able to time shots right to get the block.
You reached the SWAC Tournament final in 2015. What will you always remember from the final game that you won´t forget so quickly?
The thing I will always remember is how it felt to lose my last college basketball game.
The two most famous guys to have played at Southern have been Avery Johnson and Bobby Phills that played in the NBA, but a guy by the name of Chris Alexander also played at Southern winning the SWAC tournament in 2006 and played 5 years in the German pro A. Do you remember hearing stories of him when you were at Southern?
We hear stories about him and his team that won all the time at Southern.
How did Roman Banks prepare and groom you best for a professional basketball career?
Coach Banks was a very strict coach so in practice everything had to be perfect, he helped me become more disciplined And coachable.
Who won a one on one in practice you or Keith Davis?
We both had our days but of course I’m going to say me.
Where will the journey of the Miami Heat go this season? Will they make some noise in the playoffs?
The have a lot of veterans and some young players who are willing to learn from them so I believe they will surprise a lot of people this year.
What is the state of Lebron James in 2015? Will he ever be mentioned in the same breath as a Michael Jordan?
Lebron is one of the greatest but I don’t believe he will be mentioned with MJ
What was the last movie that you saw?
The last movie I saw was straight out of Compton.
Thanks Frank for the chat.