Kameron Taylor is a 26 year old 198cm guard from Hyattsville, Maryland that is playing his fourth professional season and first with Brose Bamberg. Last season he played with Pecsi VSK-Veolia (Hungary-A Division) currently averaging 19.2ppg), 8.1rpg, 3.9apg, Steals-1 (2.2spg), FGP: 57.7%, 3PT: 40.7%, FT: 74.8%. Two seasons ago he played in Germany with the Dragons Rhondorf and tore up the Pro B averaging 23,4ppg, 7,9rpg and 5,6apg, and 2,6spg. As a rookie he played with Team Ehingen Urspring (Germany-ProA) playing 29 games averaging 10.8ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 43.9%, FT: 80.2%. He started his basketball career at DeMatha Catholic and in 2012-2013 started his career at Seton Hill (NCAA2) and as a freshman played 28 games averaging 7.8ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.0apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 40.6%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 70.0%. In his second season at Seton Hill (NCAA2) he played 27 games averaging 12.6ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.6apg, 2.0spg, 1.2bpg, FGP: 43.5%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 77.9%. In his junior season at Seton Hill (NCAA2) he played 16 games averaging 13.1ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 43.3%, 3PT: 39.6%, FT: 70.6%. In his senior year at Seton Hill (NCAA2) he played 27 games averaging 20.8ppg, 8.7rpg, 4.1apg, 2.2spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 49.6%, 3PT: 36.1%, FT: 76.8%. He and germanhoops.com have teamed up sharing a diary from the 2020 BBL tournament in Munich.
Kam a tough 98-91 loss in the first game. What kind of an experience was it playing against a tough place in a neutral spot being Munich? What really stood out with the constant yelling of the players and coaches for the 40 minutes?
I felt like the referees actually hear all the talking between players and the yelling from the coaches a lot clearer than when fans are on the floor. Other than that I always am so focused on the game that I’m not concerned about fans not being there.
Bamberg started off slow and came back. From then on it was an exciting game, but at the 85-85 mark, Alba berlin broke away thanks to 2 three’s from Marcus Eriksson. Did fatigue get in the way in this key time of the game?
We played well for about 38 minutes but to beat a team like Berlin you must be solid for 40 minutes.
A big factor were the 14 offensive rebounds that Alba Berlin hauled down. What annoys you most about not having a better team handle on getting key defensive rebounds?
The most annoying thing is that if we limited that one stat we could put ourselves in a better position to win.
Alba Berlin was very overpowering from the bench and seemed to always have an answer. What hurt Bamberg most on the defensive end in this game?
Rebounding and they hit a couple threes at the end. Other than that I thought defensively we were solid.
Bamberg has 48 hours to prepare for the next tough game against Ludwigsburg. What positives can you take from this game and take it into the Ludwigsburg game?
If we come out with energy, focus, and paying attention to the little details. Then we can beat anyone.
Ludwigsburg have their own type of Jordan Crawford with Marcos Knight. Without Knight, Frankfurt most likely would have beat Ludwigsburg. Is slowing down Knight half the rent and is he the perfect 1-1 player you don’t want to face, but would love to have on your team?
He’s a great player and very good for the Ludwigsburg team. But we are focusing more on what we want to do rather than specific players.
You finished with 11 points in 21 minutes, but was 1/5 from outside. What was the biggest adjustment that you had to make playing competively again after many months of not having played?
Probably trying to prepare for a competitive tournament in 2 weeks after not playing a official game in 3 months. I think that adjustment alone is difficult for any player.
After a performance like this will you put up a few more three’s after practice or do you have enough confidence in your three that you may work on other parts of your game when the opportunity arises?
I will continue to just play my game. It was our first real game in 3 months. So just knocking the rust off.
A little more than 2 years ago you were finishing your Pro B season with the Dragons Rhondorf. What have you been able to cherish the most about being a BBL player the second time around in comparison to the first time in Wurzburg?
My teammates and being in Champions league. Playing against different competition all over Europe was definitely a different experience.
Have you checked out the game room? If yes what player has been able to show his talent there best?
No I just been playing FIFA with my teammates on our floor of the hotel. I haven’t lost.
What was the last movie that you saw?
Bad boys 3
Thanks Kam for the chat.