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. Another game and another loss. Grevenbroich is 0-3. Does the team feel the pressure building after the loss against Wulfen?
It’s just the little things that we need to fix and I believe we will do just that.
Grevenbroich lost 90-7 to BV Wulfen. Please talk about the main reasons why you couldn’t pull out the win?.
I think team chemistry is something that we struggle with but the good news is things are getting fixed with the quickness.
The week before you allowed 102 points to Hamm and now 90 points against BV Wulfen. What continues to be the biggest problems having success on the defensive end?
We are just needing to focus on the little things as a team and be there for one another to be better and create W’s in the win column.
The club got 43 rebounds which isn’t bad as you defended the own basket, but also allowed 18 offensive rebounds. Is the effort just not there at the moment?
The effort is there just not the focus, but we are getting it together as time passes
The club also had 21 turnovers which continues to be a problem. How much of a burden does it put on you mentally seeing this problem continue?
The one thing we continue to talk about is taking care of the ball so we can make the most of our offensive opportunities.
What was it like playing against American Bryant Allen who continues to put up good numbers in the Regionalliga. He didn’t have a great shooting day but led his team to the win?
Pretty good player and we will continue to build off the lesson learned last game.
Is it a shock when you don’t get to the free throw line? Was the aggressiveness missing?
Yes I have to do better at that aspect of the game for sure.
The focus and hunger for a win and another good game must be bursting in you. How tough will the waiting be this week to finally get a new chance again?
Tough is an understatement, I can nearly sleep at night, I’m ready to play now.
You next play Recklinghausen another must win who is 2-2. There you will have your hands full with Kendall Stafford.
Yes that is definitely a must win game for us, no matter what.
What’s your take on the whole Kyrie Irving COVID drama?
I support kyrie Irving and anything another player who wants to make a personal decision for the better of themselves.
Thanks John for the chat.