The Miles Vs Chris Miller Weekly Basketball Conversation Volume 9

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-RegionalligaThis 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.

Congrats on the 85-51 win over Grand Saconnex. Was achieving the win more difficult than the score shows?

Thank you. This game was a much needed game we took care of business and everyone got to play. Our young guys got game reps in and we got over the hump and got ourselves a win.

Talk a little about the 40 minutes. How pleased are you with how the team played over 40 minutes?

I was pleased with our overall game . If I’m honest not the full 40 but we came in the first half ready to go and had a 20 point lead in the first 5 minutes. I like the hunger everyone came in with to get this win.

What was the team’s biggest strength on the night on defense?

We were trying to be a stingy team on defense. We have a lot of athletes and when we are all locked in I think we can have more outcomes like this. Our goal was not to let them score hound them be aggressive on defense and attack first.

Despite the big win how much do the 22 turnovers concern you? The bench gave up 13 turnovers.

This doesn’t concern me. Our young guys got extended minutes and can’t develop if they don’t make mistakes. I am happy they were able to get time to feel out live game action for themselves.

You had another good game scoring 26 points. How content were you with your game?

I am happy we won. I always feel I should of done more 10-19 is too many misses in my mind. Overall it got the job done for this week but I’m still working.

You filled the stats nicely and had good shooting percentages. Are you getting better used to the style game by game?

Yes I feel the team is turning a corner and I am getting to know the league a bit better. Most importantly our chemistry is there and and the team respects me as a leader.

You next play against Morges-Saint with a record of 5-3. Will the team have extra confidence going in after getting that blow out win?

I think this week we can take our energy and hope to use this to get more wins. We need to make some adjustments but I feel if we can come out with similar energy we will have a good chance.

Morges-Saint is a very good defensive team. What will be key to getting the win?

Playing together being on the same page executing our game plan. If we do this we have a good chance with any team in this league.

Thanks Chris for the chat.


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