The Miles 2020 BBL Munich Tournament Diary With Kameron Taylor(Brose Bamberg) Vol 6

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 have teamed up sharing a diary from the 2020 BBL tournament in Munich.

Miles Schmidt-Scheuber interviewing Kam Taylor after dropping a buzzer beater in Rhondorf over Frankfurt in 2017

Brose Bamberg suffered a tough 86-81 loss to the EWE Baskets. Despite the loss how proud are you of the guys who withstood a 17 point deficit to battle back and lose by only 5 points?

I mean on the good side it’s way better to lose by 5 than by 17 in this type of tournament. But we were still disappointed in the loss.

The EWE Baskets Oldenburg jumped on you from the start and never let up. It is a known fact that it is very difficult to fight a come back exerting more energy. Why did Bamberg have problems finding a rhythm early?

It just felt like our shots weren’t falling in the first half and we couldn’t get together any defensive stops.

Oldenburg’s 2 best players Paulding and Mahalbasic combined for 39 points. Oldenburg has other good role players to keep an eye on, but after the duo’s strong focus, will there be more of a focus to slow them down in game 2?

We will adjust in practice and see what changes coach will make to the game plan.

Ex NBA and Gonzaga player Elias Harris had a huge game with 24 points keeping Bamberg in the game. What kind of experience has it been being teammates with him and how much of a leader role does he have on the team?

He has the ability to get hot at any moment just like many other players on our team. But having his experience on our team has been an advantage for us. Just so we know what to expect over the course of the season and him being familiar with a lot of the players.

You began slowly in the game, but ended strong with 8 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal. How challenging is it in the BBL to make personal adjustments on the fly to find your game when it isn’t working as well?

You just keep playing. In the BBL you can’t dwell on what’s going wrong. You have to stick to your strengths and not be discouraged. You must trust yourself and your teammates at all times.

Brose Bamberg has to win by more than 5 points to advance to the semi-finals. What will be key for being able to defend better besides allowing less points to be able to advance?

Team defense and good focus on the game plan.

Before you reached the BBL, you played in the Pro A and Pro B. Had you heard of Rickey Paulding then and what is it like playing against this BBL legend within 48 hours?

He doesn’t play like his age that’s for sure. He’s what a lot of players want to look like at his age. A lot of respect for what he built at Oldenburg and in the BBL.

Have you pressed your luck at the Golf Simulator? Is Golf a game you enjoy or one that requires too much patience?

Nah I’m not much of a golfer. I was more on the dart game. I’m still learning the skill of throwing darts.

What was the last movie that you saw?

Bad Boys 3

Thanks Kam for the chat.

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