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.
Thanks John for talking to germanhoops.com Another game another loss. How did you spend Halloween? If you could of chose a costume to demonstrate the frustration you must have what would it be?
Honestly I don’t even know, I try to stay positive through all the frustrating moments so it doesn’t turn into negative energy. I definitely am trying to make the best play and win and encourage my team.
The club now is 0-6. Have you ever suffered a losing streak like this before in your life?
No I have not ever lost like this in my life, working my behind off to make sure that changes very quickly.
It seems to be the same old adage defense. You score well, but can’t seem to defend well for 40 minutes. Does this get more and more frustrating?
Yes but we are working on staying positive and fixing the issues by watching the film.
As a veteran have you been able to pinpoint the biggest problem now? How much does effort play a role?
It’s all about effort and focus, it has nothing to do with offense, we just need to defend for 40 minutes and we can be a top team in the league.
You knew as a team that Ibbenbueren was very talented. What do you believe was their biggest strength on this night?
Just staying disciplined, everybody on that team knew their role and played it very well.
What was it like playing a fellow NCAA player Marco Porcher-Jimenez? You also couldn’t slow him down?
The whole team played their role to a T and made sure they stayed calm in pressured moments.
What positives could you take form the game? I mean scoring continues not to be a problem.
Positives are, the film doesn’t lie and when we watch the film, that’s where we get better and fix our mistakes.
Your scoring continues to be down. You had 14 points and took only 8 shots. You had 6 assists. Are teams brutally keying in on you more or are you trying to be a facilatator more?
A little of both, the double teams are coming and more frequent so I’m looking to get my team involved more.
Is being aggressive a problem at the moment? How brutal will this week be for you personally in preparation for Dorsten?
I’m definitely taking it personal to go get a Win and hyping the team up to do the same. Losing is no fun AT ALL.
Dorsten is a must win. How confident are you that the club will finally pull out the first win?
Pretty confident to get this win as we prepared well with good practices during the week and corrections on defense.
The Boston Celtics have had a slow start. Shouldn’t they let Dennis Schroeder start and have Marcus Smart come from the bench?
I believe that might be a good fit, Dennis is a really good guard who pushes the ball and is able to control the tempo of the game.
Thanks John for the chat.