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.
Another tough loss to Herten 104-89. The up and down weeks continue for Grevenbroich. How tough is it not being able to find consistency?
Very tough, it’s starts in practice but that seems to be the beginning of the story right there.
Please give a summary of the 40 minutes. Was there a time where you guys could have won the game?
Yes, I felt very confident going into the game and even after halftime we were only down 6 points, every game we played has been close at a point and time, we just struggle getting over the hump.
Guarding the three point line was a problem. Grevenbroich allowed 16 three’s. Did you at least have some contested shots? At the end of the day I guess it doesn’t matter. Shots were falling and it happened.
Yes, but being disciplined on defense for 40 minutes is something we have struggled with all season.
When we did contest shots they missed, it’s the shots that weren’t contested is where the problem is.
A big bright spot were the 40 rebounds and 18 offensive rebounds. Is this something the team can build from?
Yes very much so, we definitely build every game and guys are getting better at all aspects of the game.
The team also did a good job only having 13 turnovers. Is the team slowly learning with more experience to take better care of the ball?
Yes and I tell my young guys all the time how proud I am of their growth throughout the season.
Three guys of Herten combined for 85 points. How much is the third lethal scorer missing for the team?
Hopefully we have solved that problem on our end and looking forward to that next game.
What was it like guarding Adam Pickett? You and him had a real battle combining for 62 points and were the two best players on the floor.
It was definitely fun and I accepted the challenge, it will also be fun to see when we meet again.
You had another strong game with 30/8/7 stats. Your getting closer to that triple double. Will we see one soon?
Yes for sure, I’m learning more and more on how to achieve such a stat line and do it efficiently, I feel like that’s my biggest strength.
The next game is against Hagen-Haspe. Another must win. What will be key for getting the win?
Staying strong as a team defensively and making our shots down the stretch, that will keep us close and able to win.
COVID is getting bad in Germany again. Are you scared that the Regionalliga might stop the season again?
I hope not, I’m really looking forward to the second half of the season.
Thanks John for the chat