Greg Logins is a 27 year old 203cm forward from Sodus, New York that is playing his fifth professional season and first in Germany with BV Chemnitz. He started his basketball career with Canisius (NCAA) in 2007 where he played until 2011 and as a senior played 30 games: 11.8ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 47.0%, 3PT: 45.4%, FT: 78.3%. In 2011 he turned professional and played for Barreteros de Zacatecas (Mexico-LNBP): 10 games: 7.5ppg, 4.9rpg, FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 9.1%, FT: 68.4%, left in Dec.’11, then joined RST Tanger (Morocco-D1) playing 15 games: 25.3ppg, 11.6rpg, 3.5apg, 1.2spg, 0.9bpg, 2FGP: 54.3%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 69.5%. He then played for Lappeenranta NMKY (Korisliiga) in Finland from 2012-2014. Last season he played for Fukuoka Rizing (Japan-BJ League): 30 games: 9.8ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 47.5%, 3FGP: 35.3%, FT: 70.6%, in Feb.’15 moved to Tapiolan Honka (Finland-Korisliiga): 10 games: 12.0ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 58.3%, 3PT: 31.8%. He spoke to German Hoops after the huge 91-73 win against the Hebeisen White Wings Hanau.
Congrats Greg on the big 91-73 victory. How much of a relief was it finally winning again after sustaining a four game losing streak?
It felt really good to get the home win tonight at home in front of our home crowd. With the little losing streak that we had, it has been tough. With some little nagging injuries with players, had set back a little, but tonight we were a full roster, and back at it playing Niners basketball.
BV Chemnitz showed right from the start who was Sir in the house and the offense was clicking. What was working better on the offensive end tonight than the last two weekends in the losses to Gotha and Kirchheim?
We just played our game with confidence, and did the things we know we can do better. We hustled even harder, and executed well. The last past 2 games, we have done some really good things, but the outcome just was not as what we played. For the most part, we competed with those top teams, as a whole, we just have to continue to progress and finish off the games.
How key was it holding their work horse Kriuze Pinkins to 0 points and only 10 minutes? Usually when he gets his double double they win as of late.
Pinkins is a good player. He is the key factor to that team, and to get him out the game early, was huge for us. With him not being on the court bringing his presence, it allowed us to turn it up even more, and finish the game.
BV Chemnitz have a 10-11 record, but very close to the playoff places. Have you been impressed by the unbelievable competitive aura of the Pro A?
Pro A is a good competitive league, and has a lot of good players. I think that our team is better than what our record holds, and we are a dangerous team, with a lot of weapons. I believe if we continue to move forward from how we played tonight, we will be in a good position for the playoffs.
BV Chemnitz have defended very well this season giving up 69 points per game, but average only 71 points. Why can´t this team score more despite it´s offensive weapons?
I believe at times we are not as smart with the type of shots that we take. If we play fast ball and execute well, getting everyone involved, I believe we can put points up on the board.
What does BV Chemnitz have do better now in the stretch run to make the playoffs?
We just have to stay consistent, and bring it every night once that ball is thrown up in the air for the tip until the end. If we play our style throughout the whole game, we will be fine and it is enough to get it done.
Currently you are averaging 10,5ppg, 6,1rpg and 1,9apg. Have you been pleased how you have adapted to the German Pro A?
Yes, I am. Previous teams I have been on in different leagues, I play different roles as I do here. I like the position that I am in because we have a lot of weapons that can do things, and it does not put a lot of pressure on me, so I can just play my game and fit in. Joining the team late, It took me a little while to adapt and find my new role to the team, but now I am comfortable, and happy about what I am doing.
You are shooting 42,9% from outside and haven´t shot this high since your senior year at Canisius (NCAA). Has the good shooting been more a testament to your teammates finding you or your good shot selection?
Yes, my teammates do a great job, putting me in good situations to get good shots. I usually been shooting pretty solid my professional career, but this year has been a good year stroking the ball for me.
Besides winning, what personal goals do you still have this season for improving your game?
I just want to continue to have a high energy influence on my teammates and I want to be known as a good 4 man that can shoot, rebound, pass, defend, and bring a high level of energy.
How much of a pleasure has it been playing with work horse Nate Buss? Are you surprised that he needed no time to really adapt as a rookie as he has been on since day one?
Nate is a good player. He has definitely adapted to the game quickly over here. As a rookie, he is doing great things, and I am really happy for him. It has been great playing with him this far.
Dashaun Wiggins has been another rookie that has needed no time to adjust. How much credit does head coach Rodrigo Pastore get for shaping these rookies so fast?
Coach Rod is a good coach. He is a coach,that breaks the game down to the simplest facts for you and put you into good situations. I think the rookies adapt so well, because of coaches knowledge of the game. He emphasizes well on all the tactics and things we need to know as players, which puts us in good situations. As you can see, with the rookies, it is helping a lot and quickly.
When will we see Virgil Matthews notch a triple double this season?
I think he was really close to doing it. I think it will happen at some point. Virgil is a good player, I can see that happening.
Who will win Super Bowl 50 Denver or Carolina?
I think the Carolina Panthers will win. I am a Cam Newton fan, so I hope he can get the job done.
What was the last movie that you saw?
Paid and Full.
Thanks Greg for the chat.