The Miles Vs Chris Miller Weekly Basketball Conversation Volume 4

Christopher Miller (192-G-1993, college: Salem) is a 29 year old 193cm guard from Brooklyn, New York who is playing his eighth professional season and first with VFL Bensheim. He played 3 seasons with the Giessen Pointers (Germany-Regionalliga) and last season averaged 17.4ppg, 5.6rpg, 3.2apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 50.5%, 3PT: 17.5%, FT: 78.6%. He has had experience in countries like El Salvador and Bosnia. He recently played for the South Shore Monarchs (TBL) playing 8 games averaging 22.4ppg, 5.6rpg, 4.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 50.8%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 83.3%. He began his basketball career at Clinton Community College and also played two years at Salem University (NCAA2). This season he teams up with Miles Schmidt-Scheuber with weekly chats about his basketball season.

Congrats on the huge 98-81 win over Giessen. What was it like playing against the team where you helped kids play basketball?

Thank you . It was great to see my guys and at first it was weird to play against them but I had to shake that feeling and get back to business.

Talk a little about the 40 minutes. Was there ever a time where you were in danger of losing the game?

I don’t think so honestly. In the beginning we underestimated them and they came out hot but once we woke up we felt we had the favor in the game.

Talk a little about the crunch-time phase. What was key for Bensheim pulling out the victory?

We started applying pressure in the second half forcing turnovers and allowing us to run and speed up the game.

Terry Winn was a monster scoring 38 points. Talk a little about how Bensheim scouted him and what was most difficult tin controlling him?

He played a great game. Scored at all 3 levels and has a quick second jump for rebounds and he is a great scorer and he put on a nice back and forth show this weekend.

Bensheim shot over 70% from the 2 points range and easily won the rebound duel. What do you feel was the team’s biggest strength on this night?

I believe it was our focus. We knew we needed to lock in to get this win and focused on the little things to make sure we put the game away.

Despite you scoring 30 points, you weren’t a 1 man show. Talk a little about Tilman Isensee’s worth on this night.

Tilman was great for us. Especially on defense and rebounding. He made it difficult for their offense and finished tough layups for us.

You had another supreme game scoring 30 points. You shot an incredible 12/14 from the 2 point range and had a steal and 2 blocks as well as 5 assists and 2 rebounds. Was this your most complete game of the season?

I feel like this is a good game shooting wise. I always feel the best is ahead but again what ever it takes to get the win . I hope to keep building on these games individually and as a team.

You next play against Tuebingen 2. They are 2-3. What will be key to getting the win.

If we stay focused and take care of the little things I believe we can have a good chance to win another and keep this winning streak going.

Thanks Chris for the chat.


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