The Miles Vs Chris Miller Basketball Conversation Volume 6

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 GoldCoast Wallabies NLB (2nd League). 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%. This season for Bensheim he averaged 19,5ppg, 3,8rpg, 2,0apg and 1,5spg. 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.

You had told me that you would play your last game against Saarlouis, but didn’t. Was there a reason why you didn’t?

The process of my license in Switzerland has already begun so I can be available there asap.

How disappointing was it not to battle MR Regionalliga and legend Ricky Easterling? He had another super game with 21 points, but couldn’t help his team on this night.

I was looking forward to the matchup against Ricky since the beginning of the season but we both know the situation we will have to settle this battle next summer.

What duel against Easterling will you always remember?

Maybe the first one of course . It was my first time playing against the person I have been compared to for years. It was a tough battle in Saarlouis and it came down to me hitting the game winner.

Bensheim played a great game beating Saarlouis 95-69. How proud are you of your teammates?

I am very proud of my teammates. Even though I couldn’t play I still came to show support. Everyone stepped up and came out with crazy energy and it was what seemed to be the perfect day for them.

Is it almost fair to say that they didn’t need you? 5 guys scored in double figures.

I guess today you can say that. These guys are very talented and I have always said if it’s put together they can be scary. In this game it seemed like everyone was clicking and all the shots were falling.

You have decided to leave Bensheim and play in Switzerland for second division team GoldCoast Wallabies NLB (2nd League). How did it come to this?

I’m blessed to be noticed after playing a couple games in Bensheim. They gave me a call and offered me a chance to play in a higher division.

Is it fair to say that you will get a pay raise there?

I think it’s safe to say I can support my coffee habits.

How excited are you for this opportunity to live on the Zurich lake? The team needs help is only 2-3 in the standings.

I am very excited to be living on the coast of Zurich lake. I really haven’t experienced much myself but I hear it is a beautiful place. I can’t wait to check it out. I think the team is very talented and I believe things will turn around for the wWllabies.

What memories will you always have with Bensheim? What did you enjoy most there?

Bensheim will always be home for me. They gave me my first contract and treated me like family. I respect them as a club because most clubs would try to hold you back in a situation like this but they understood this was a greater opportunity and they allowed me to leave the club. They are great people and really know how to run an organization while making you feel important.

Thanks Chris for the chat.


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