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.
Another tough loss this time to Dorsten. It was another shoot out game. How much does this loss hurt at this stage of the season?
We can just keep fighting, it’s all about will and effort at this stage in the year.
What was key in crunch-time that Dorsten could slip away with the win?
Not coming up with loose balls, boxing out, and closing out to shooters is what got us down the stretch, we just need to be more focused defensively for 40 minutes.
Grevenbroich didn’t play bad, but Dorsten shot even better from outside and rebounded better. Is that a good summary for reasons why you couldn’t pull out a win for 40 minutes?
Just lack of discipline and inner will power to get stops and convert them on the other end.
The starting 5 of Dorsten scored 99 of the 114 points. Isn’t that just logical that one has to understand to give 100% on every possession on the defensive end?
Yes that’s all it is for us in this point of the season it boils down to energy and effort.
Please evaluate the performance of German Tim Elkenhans. What has stood out in his game most?
Tim brings tremendous energy on the defensive end, with him being out because of injury his stamina didn’t allow him to give it all for 40 minutes but in his time played, he really gave us great energy off the bench.
You had another huge game with 36 points. Recently you scored 40 points. How difficult is it mentally to top scoring games like that?
As the old saying goes, ‘peddle to the medal’ and wanting to be better within myself, I hold myself to a high standard and make sure I’m better then yesterday, every single day.
The next game is against Leverkusen 2. You are three wins away from the last team. Does Grevenbroich mathematically still have a chance not to land in last place?
Nothing is over until the last bell rings and I have hope in guys as well as push them in practice to be prepared for games.
Thanks John for the chat.