DJ Woodmore is a 29 year old 190cm point guard that is playing his first season with the EPG Baskets Koblenz. Last season with Morgenstern BIS Basket Speyer (Germany-ProB) he played 21 games averaging 15.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT-2 (50.0%), FT: 87.3%. In 2018-2019 13.8ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.8apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 60.2%, 3PT: 36.5%, FT: 71.6% in the Regionalliga. In his first two seasons with Speyer he averaged 14.5ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 44.6%, 3PT: 40.1%, FT: 72.1% and 17.5ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.4apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 33.0%, FT: 76.4%. he played at Virginia Wesleyan College (NCAA3): from 2010-2014 and as a senior played 31 games averaging 20.1ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.4apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 50.3% (219/435), 3Pts: 46.0% (91/198), FT: 76.9% (93/121). Miles Schmidt-Scheuber and DJ Woodmore team together each week to talk basketball.
Thanks DJ for talking to eurobasket.com. A tough 99-72 loss in Coburg. The season has been a tale of 2 parts. In 2020 the team was 8-2 and in 2021 1-7. Maybe the warmer weather this week will bring some positive energy to the team?
Yes. Season has been full of ups and downs so far. I’m hoping we can get back on the right track but I feel like I’ve been saying that for weeks now. Maybe the weather change will be good for us.
BBC Coburg played consistent offense all night long. Why was it so hard to defend the Bavarian team?
They shot the ball extremely well. I think they only missed 2 shots in the first quarter and shot 73% in the first half. Hard to beat a team that isn’t missing.
The EPG Baskets Koblenz beat BBC Coburg in the first game. What has been their secret to becoming the best team in the Pro B south?
I think staying greatly by has been their key. They had a tough December with injuries and uncertainties. And since Christmas, they’ve been on fire. Our season has been just the opposite.
The EPG Baskets Koblenz did a good job staying with BBC Coburg in the first half, but the Bavarian team broke away in the third quarter. What was key for them being able to break open the game?
They just stayed hot the entire game. We weren’t playing bad defense in my opinion. But like I said, if they’re not missing, it gets harder and harder to battle back. They went on a run after run and we just didn’t have an answer for it.
BBC Coburg went on a huge run in the fourth quarter. How much did the back to back three’s from Leon Bulic hurt? That pretty much decided the game.
Yes, that one hurt the worst. It felt like we were still on the verge of possibly getting back in the game, but those threes pretty much sealed it.
BBC Coburg point guard Constantin Ebert had a huge game with 24 points. How have you seen his development over the years and how did he hurt Koblenz the most on the night?
He’s gotten better every year. I remember playing against him when he was a little younger and playing for Wuerzburg in 2014. He’s constantly improved and found a home in Coburg. He was attacking pretty well in the pick and roll. He was able to do anything he wanted. Kept us on our heels the entire night.
big problem continues to be the rebounding. Brian Butler as always was a beast with 14 rebounds and you were second with 6. After that there was very little support. Can this weakness still be corrected?
Yes. I think we have some key players coming back from injury this weekend. CJ and Edin. I think they can def help us on the boards and make Brian’s job a little easier.
You had another solid game with 16/6/7. You shot very well as well. Are you back to 100% game shape?
I would say about 90-95%. Still a little trouble with the ankles and lower legs but I’m pushing thru it as much as I can. Hopefully I’m back to 100% before the postseason starts.
The EPG Baskets Koblenz play Erfurt next who you beat on the road 92-75. Despite the current turbulence how confident are you that the team will take the Hanau win as self-confidence when you return home?
I think we have to have a certain intensity when we play at home. The Hanau game was a great example of what we can do when we have that energy. But it’s going to take all of us. Erfurt has some decent players that can be a problem if they get any confidence. Have to take that from then early
Jamal Murray scored 50 points without going to the free throw line. How big is an accomplishment like that?
accomplishment. I think only true basketball fans understand how crazy that is. He’s definitely a rising star in this league. One of the best scorers we have when he’s healthy!
Thanks DJ for the chat.