The Miles Vs Stanley Whittaker Weekly Basketball Conversation Volume 9

Stanley Whittaker (183-G-94, college: Keiser) is a 26 year old 183cm point guard from Philadelphia playing his third professional season and first in Germany with PS Karlsruhe. He played his rookie season in Lithuania and last season had his break through with UBSC Raiffeisen Graz (Austria-BSL) playing 24 games: Score-2 (21.5ppg), 6.3rpg, Assists-2 (8.0apg), Steals-1 (2.6spg), FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 40.5%, FT: 78.4%. He played his college ball at Frank Phillips (JUCO) and Keiser (NAIA). He teams up every week with Miles Schmidt-Scheuber to talk basketbal

Stan thanks for talking to PS Karlsruhe has a 3 week break. How tough is it waiting for so long for the next game? –

The break in itself isn’t really tough we just have to use it in ways that can best benefit our group and look to improve more and come together more.

Do you have the last loss against Jena longer in your mind mainly because the break is so long.

That loss isn’t on my mind anymore, we learned from the game and move forward.

How has coach structured the practices now with such a long break? Is the team focusing more on it’s weaknesses?

The focus is always more on what we can improve upon while sharpening up the things we do well, so mainly just looking to be better in all areas but more importantly emphasizing strengthening up our mishaps.

PS Karlsruhe is 3-6. The next weeks will be instrumental if the team can make a run for the playoffs or not How important will the game be against Vechta?

Each game is important for our group. But all we can do is focus on the one in front of us. Going into Vechta will be a battle but we’ll be ready for the test.

Vechta has a similar record like you. That will be a great test for you. You will have your hands full with their very experienced guards Josh Young and James Washington.

We look forward to the competition.

The team brought in ex NAIA player Trevion Crews. How have you guys began to gel on the court?

We been gelling well, he’s a good player.

How excited are you to play Steve Nash like David Cohn in a few weeks? It must feel like being a kid in a candy story seeing these talented guards each weekend?

Not too familiar with him but I welcome the competition and prepare the way I’m supposed to.

Your second in scoring and fifth in assists in the Pro A. How do you feel has your game profited most from the style in the league?

I think my game profited the most by being cerebral and just being myself honestly.

You average 36 minutes per game and average 3,4 turnovers per game. How confident are you that you can shave this down more?

Just have to take care of the ball and not be careless. Value each possession.

What is your take on the Lebron/Isaiah Stewart tussle. Did Lebron not get away too lightly?

When Battling for position goes wrong. Kind of an unfortunate play which led to unfortunate turn of events.

Thanks Stanley for the chat.

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