The Miles Basketball Minute With Curtis Hollis Volume 12

Curtis Hollis is a 21 year old 198cm forward from Arlington, Texas that is playing his first season overseas and first in Germany with the Dragons Rhondorf currently averaging 20,9ppg,8,5rpg,3,5apg and 3,2spg. He began his career at Mansfield Summit High School. In 2017-2018 he played with Hutchinson CC (JUCO) playing 34 games averaging 6.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 27.0%, FT: 66.3%. In 2018 he played in Lavar Ball’s new league with the Houston Ballers (JBL) playing 7 games: Score-5 (29.3ppg), 11.3rpg, 5.3apg, 2.6spg, FGP: 46.0%, 3PT: 21.2%, FT: 71.8%. He and I will team up every week to talk basketball in the Miles basketball minute

A tough95-88 loss against Grevenbroich who got revenge for the loss in Rhondorf. The 8 game losing streak has come to an end. How have you dealt with the ending of the losing streak. Did it take long to digest and how is it losing after 8 wins instead after a one game winning streak?

I didn’t take it too hard. We were missing some guys and kind of beat our selves so I just watched film and went back to work. It’s the same a L never feels good so I take them the same

Your teammate Enric Garrido Foz had started the season with Grevenbrocih. Wasn´t their any kind of special hints he could give the Dragons from his time there?

Just a couple of sets they would maybe run but that’s all.

You never want to make excuses, but how good would the chances have been that you would have a 9 game winning streak now had Killian Binapfl played?

Man Killian is so huge for us and plays a big roll. Without him it was tuff and hard roll to fill but like you said we can’t make excuses but he for sure would have helped.

It was another one of those games where you had to play catch up basketball. Why couldn´t the Dragons Rhondorf get over the hump?

Just couldn’t ever get enough stops. We can score but couldn’t get the stops when we needed too.

The Dragons Rhondorf struggled on the boards giving up 10 offensive rebounds. What makes Ryon Howards rebounding so hard to stop?

He’s a grown man. A beast on the boards you have to be more physical than him and in this case we didn’t.

The defense gave up too many points again. The patience of head coach Yassin Idbihi seems to be holding up well. How does he motivate the team to keep coming back each weekend to play good defense?

We just have no choice. We’re trying to build a defensive identity! So we have to play defense at all times.

The teammate spotlight this week is on David Falkenstein. What have you been able to appreciate most about his game and how tough is it mentally for him playing behind his younger brother Jonas?

David plays extremely hard! I’m sure it gets tough sometimes but he’s the ultimate teammate! Always puts the teams first which I respect from him so much.

You had another normal day at the office scoring 24 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. How content were you with your performance? Do you tend to find more faults with your game after a loss than after a win?

After a L I always look myself in the mirror and say and ask what could I have done better. My performance was okay but I have to figure out ways to get wins.

Your shot selection continues to be very good concerning your trey. How much more challenging is it finding the right spots for the three then for your mid range game?

It’s not challenging I’m actually getting to the 3pt line more than the mid range game which I have to change. So like you said just finding my spots has been huge.

Luka Doncic tied a Michael Jordan record for the longest streak of scoring at least 20 points and had 5    rebounds and 5 assists. What does this reveal about the true versatility of filling the stat sheet for Jordan?

Micheal Jordan is the best player to ever play the game. He could do it all whenever & however on the floor

What has been your impression of Carmelo Anthony and his game with Portland. How much better are they with him and were can their future go this season?

I love Carmelo and I’ve always loved his game. I think they are better than him and now he plays a huge roll! Hopefully they go as far as they can.

Thanks Curtis for the chat.

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