John Murry (192-G-1995, 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.
Grevenbrocih suffered the next loss 80-75 to Recklinghausen. Again you played with a short roster of 7 man. How annoying is it to keep having such a depleted roster.
It’s a tough battle to handle to say the least, it’s shows in the end table that with a complete roster, there is a completely different outcome. With that being said we fight until the end that’s all we can control at this point, and I feel we did that last night we just came up short.
How tough was it being swept by Recklinghausen? The first game was a tight loss. They seemed to have your number this season.
What’s crazy is we lost to them by 5 both games so that really doesn’t sit well with me at all, TO’s played a key in crucial moments for us in last game and it cost us in the end.
The game wasn’t a shoot out and you gave up only 80 points. Talk a little about the 40 minutes. When did the game get away from you?
The game never really got away from us, we just couldn’t get over the hump.
Do you believe you would have won the game had you personally hit your three more consistently?
There is no doubt about that, that will definitely be handled on my end.
Recklinghausen played 9 guys, but mostly with 6 guys. What club do you believe was more tired in crunch-time?
Both clubs were very tired at the end, it was a hard fought battle that night, I loved the intensity on both ends.
One trend that remained form the first game was that you as a team controlled the boards, but they once again took care of the ball a lot better than you. Was the Grevenbroich defense not aggressive enough in certain phases?
I wouldn’t say it was that, turnovers just came back and bit us in the butt, we lose to many offensive possessions to turnovers during the game.
You don’t have much time to regroup before the next game on Friday against BG Hagen. Will you be able to wipe your mouth and forget your bad three point shooting evening?
Shooters shoot. I’ve put the work in and will make sure that type doesn’t happen again
You next play BG Hagen. Another must win. Dorsten has one win more than you. You won the first game by 5 points. What will be key in getting the win?
Taking care of the ball on offense, we are a tough team to beat when we are not turning the ball over.
How did you see the Harden trade? Can Brooklyn win the NBA title this season?
With all the health and safety protocols it’s hard to say.
Thanks John for the chat.