John Murry (192-G-95, college: Austin Peay) is a 26 year old 193cm guard from Indianapolis, Indiana that is playing his third professional season in Germany with BSG Grevenbroich (Germany-Regionalliga). Before that he had experience with the Kitchener-Waterloo Titans. He played two years at Owens Community College playing 63 games and two years at Austin Peay State University (NCAA) playing 56 NCAA games and as a senior averaged 16.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 54.0%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 81.1%. He and Miles Schmidt-Scheuber talk weekly about basketball.
John thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. A tough 102-81 loss against Hamm. Now your finally playing again, but losing. How tough was it to digest this loss after the first one?
It was tough but I have faith that we will bounce back strong this weekend and make a full 360 with our playing
Grevenbroich gave up 102 points. Talk about the difficulties that the team had getting stops on this night?
We did things that we normally don’t do, we just have to be more disciplined and stick to our principles from the jump
A big problem was stopping their outside shooting. How much of a problem was it defending the three point line?
We just need to be proactive on defense and take care of the ball
I believe everything else will take care of itself
Rebounding and turnovers were the positives. Is this something to build on?
Yes definitely something to build on and move forward in a positive manner to get us in the win column.
One player that Grevenbrocih had massive problems containing was Faton Jetullahi. What was most difficult keep him under control?
He hit some tough shots and was very poised with the ball, they also scored a lot in transition which we corrected in practice this week.
Teammate Dzemal Selimovic had a good game with 14 points and 13 rebounds. How important will it be for the success of the team for him to be consistent this season?
He plays a major role in our success so it will be important for him to keep working as hard as he does so we can be successful as a team.
You had 20/6/5/2 stats. After a loss like that do you feel like you could have been even more aggressive?
Yes, I took a careful look at the game and also took full responsibility for the loss we suffered, I definitely will make sure that is NOT the case this Saturday.
After a tough loss like that do you have tough mind games about what else you could have done to help the team have success?
I most definitely do have a tough mindset because I’m more strict on myself then I am with anybody else, I hold myself to a very high standard. I’m looking forward to this Saturday for sure
The next game is against 1-2 Wulfen. How vital is a win for Grevenbroich next weekend?
It’s a must win for us, so we will come in with the mindset to defend home court and stick to our principles so that we can be successful.
On what areas will the team focus on this ween in preparation for Wulfen?
We will most definitely pay close attention to scouting report as well as making sure we do what we do and stick to our principles on defense.
What was the last movie that you saw?
I Watched the pirates of the Caribbean series and enjoyed taking my time to watch it
Thanks John for the chat.