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 on the huge 112-88 victory over the Lowen. How good did it feel getting revenge and splitting the season series?
It felt good, we played well together for our last home game and pulled out a win.
After winning two, you lost last weekend to Leverkusen and now won again. Now the team can win after losing one game instead of letting a big losing streak go. What has changed in the team mentality?
The consistency of people just being in rotation on gameday makes a big difference, when we have more then 5-7 guys healthy and ready to play we are a tough team to beat
Talk a little about the 40 minutes. Was there anytime where you were in danger of losing the game? What was the strongest phase of the game?
I felt we were in the drivers seat the entire game, we came out ready to play hard and hit shots. We took care of the ball and kept our foot on the gas for 40 minutes.
Grevenbroich did a lot well, but would it be fair to say that the turnovers was the only real flaw?
Turnovers is the name of the game for us all season, we have to take care of the ball in order to give ourselves a chance to win at the end.
Grevenbroich had 5 guys score in double figures. Was this the best team performance of the season?
It was definitely one of our best games as a team and it showed on the stat sheet.
You had another good game with 30/3/7/3/1 stats. You shot the ball well. Was this almost a perfect game for you?
I don’t think I could ever have a perfect game because of the high standard I’ve set for myself, I always feel I can improve no matter what.
Dzemal Selimovic had a great game with 28/18 stats. Is he the teams second MVP this season?
Yes most definitely the big fellow has delivered well for us this season
His presence is on the floor is valued greatly by our team.
You next play Herford. You beat them the first time in a shoot out. What will be key for getting the win?
If we take care of the ball, and make our shots
I believe we will come out with a win.
Herford is the last game of the season. Are you in a way happy the season is ending? I can imagine you could play another month?
I most definitely would rather be getting ready for playoffs at this time in the year but at the same time, I get to get a head start on recovery and off season preparation for next season.
Thanks John for the chat.