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.
Congrats John on the huge 83-72 win over Deutzer. How does it feel sweeping a club in this tough season?
It feels great, another top 5 team that we have defeated. It was important for us going into this week to take care of business on the road and maintain the momentum finishing up the season.
The team has it’s first two game winning streak of the season. Are things finally beginning to click for the team?
It is finally clicking with players being able to play and also having a 8 man rotation which is something we have struggled with during the season due to injuries and corona. I feel like guys are back enjoying the game of basketball now and playing up to their full capacity.
You have three games left. Is there still a mathematical chance that the team can remain in the Regionalliga.
Yes as long as we take care of business these last 3 games at home and on the road we should be okay for the standings.
Talk a little about the game. What were the keys in crunch-time for Grevenbroich getting the victory?
Just taking care of the ball and making shots, when we are NOT turning the ball over and making our shots we are a very tough team to beat.
It seems like Grevenbroich is learning how to win with a short rotation. You had 7 guys and the opponent 12.
Yes since it’s something we have struggled with since October so I tell guys before the game we are all we got, so let’s look out for each other and take care of business.
Was winning the battle on the boards the biggest key with the defense? Both teams shot poorly from outside.
Yes the battle of the boards but also it’s the taking care of the ball on offense, we are a team that can score a lot of points and with us limiting TO’s we can use extra possessions on offense to capitalize late in games.
You had another great game with 33/9/5 stats. Was this just a ok game or a good game? You have very high standards of yourself.
I wasn’t very happy with my free throws and 3 pt% as you know I’m very strict on myself when it comes to my performance so that’s something that I will look to correct next game for sure.
The next game is against Leverkusen 2 who you lost to 87-72 this season. What will be the key to win?
Taking care of the ball and making shots down the stretch, if we can limit our turnovers and take smart shots on offense, this will be a very good win for us moving forward this weekend.
Thanks John for the chat.