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.
Thanks Chris for talking to germanhoops.com. You suffered a tough 81-79 loss to Morges-Saint-Prex. What hurt most about this loss?
What hurt the most was I missed the game winning shot. We went on a big run and erased a 9 point lead with a chance to win with 3 seconds left. I felt I was fouled but ultimately no call and that was game.
Talk a little about the 40 minutes. Could Wallabes have decided the game earlier or was this a back and forth affair to the end?
We went back and forth all game we played a great game for 38 minutes. We just couldn’t close it out little things were the result of this loss.
Losing crunch-time games is never easy. What do you feel cost you the game at the end?
It is the worst feeling missing a game winner but at this point in my career I am ok with either situation. If I hit the shit I’m the hero if not then hey But it was hard to sleep last night for sure.
Rebounding was a huge problem. They had one bruiser on the team Tall Mansour who swiped away 20 rebounds. You were outrebounded 45-24. How frustrating was the paint area on this day?
We were down our big man who is our best rebounder. So we tried to make up for him missing but it was tough to replace that.
This guy had 20 rebounds and it really punished us. What kind of advice did you give the guys after this loss? How key is your vocal support for your new team?
I am filling in well as a leader of this team. The chemistry is getting better each day. After a loss like this you can just make sure everyone is fine and congratulate them on a great game and look forward to the next one . It’s still a lot of basketball left.
The team got a solid game from Noah Fenner with 11 points. How much did it make you happy seeing that kind of support from the bench?
Noah had a loud 11 points!!! He scored in big moments when we needed a bucket. I am happy he had this kind of game. I know he is capable of this and more. He works hard and it is paying off.
You had an incredible game. How perfect was it? 24/6/8/3 stats with no turnovers and you shot over 50% from the field and downtown. You probably would have had other thoughts to your game with a win? I
am happy that I played a complete game of course it’s not perfect and the last shot would of did the job but I will take the good things from this game. I am happy most about the turnovers being 0.
You next play Levaux who have identical 3-7 records. This is a must win. What will be key to winning after coming off this loss?
We have to play a full game and we haven’t put together one yet. We do this we will win more games. We have stretches where we show we can be one of the top teams in the league and then times where we go really flat . If we work on this we will have a better chance.
Thanks Chris for the chat.
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