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.
The up and down weeks continue for Grevenbrocih. How much did the 87-72 loss to Leverkusen hurt?
It was just mind boggling considering we played so well against a team that was ranked higher in the league but at the end of the day we will go back to the basics and fix things so we can be better and ready for the game on Saturday.
Leverkusen 2 shot the ball well and rebounded well. What were the main reasons for the team’s ninth loss of the season?
A lot of mental mistakes, where we could make simple plays but took the more difficult route which resulted in a loss for us. When we are making the simple plays and focused on our game, we are one of the best teams in the league for sure.
The team had 19 turnovers while you had 1 turnover. How vital does inexperience play a role this season during certain phases of the game?
Experience definitely plays a major role in phases of the game, obviously we have more youth then experience this year so we try to mix the two very well so we can make things work together for us to win.
Ali Thiam contributed 13 points. How have you followed his development this season?
Definitely pushing him in practice, staying on him to make shots and be focused on defense, he has a lot of potential to be good in this league.
You had another solid game with 28 points, four rebounds and three assists. How content were you with your game?
I am Definitely never content with any performance I have, I always feel like I can do more and play a better game even if I go perfect from the field with no turnovers, there is always room for improvement in my game. I feel like that’s what keeps me at a high level.
You had misfortune shooting the ball from outside. How have you seen the development of your three pointer this season?
It just comes down to taking the right shots at the right time and having the right people on the floor with me at that time. I started off not so well but have definitely found my Rhythm to make shots down the stretch.
The next game is against the 5-6 Lowen. This will be another key game for you. What will be key in getting the win?
Just staying focused for 40 minutes, it’s not checkers it’s chess and that just means being precise with our decision making, making shots, and sticking to our defensive principles. That should bring us a W home.
Thanksgiving has come and gone. What was your favorite Thanksgiving memory and how did you celebrate in Germany?
Just cooked up a big meal for myself and FaceTimed family as they gathered around, it was fun almost like I was there but it’s never easy being away from home for the holidays so we just have to make the best of our situation overseas as pro athletes.
Thanks John for the chat.