The Miles Vs Chris Miller Weekly Basketball Conversation Volume 11

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 huge 82-65 win over Levaux. How good did it feel to win again after the nail bitter last weekend?

Thank you. Anytime we can get a win it feels good. I’m happy we got this one hopefully it starts up a few more.

Talk a little about the 40 minutes. When was the turning point of the game and what was key in crunch-time for getting the win?

We were very motivated to get it going from early , but it was a battle in the beginning. I think the third quarter we separated ourselves a bit. They fought back a few times but we put them away in the fourth.

Both teams shot poorly from outside, while there wasn’t too much difference in the rebounds and turnovers. How key was the shooting percentage in the paint which you did well as a team?

This was not our best shooting day but we were the bigger team. We tried to take advantage of our size and exploit mismatches. It was a ugly game but overall we were able to do that.

Gael Gillieron was a beast with 16 rebounds. He wasn’t that tall but still got rebounds when he wanted. What made it so difficult to control him?

He is a hustler.. He was always around, not giving up on the play, going for second and third chance efforts. He just seemed to keep having the ball in his hand. Containing him was difficult it was a collective team effort .

Jerome Domingos had a strong game with 16 points. What do you appreciate most about his game?

I think Jerome is a very skilled versatile player. Who brings everything to the table . He can shoot ,rebound, defend and handle the ball. I appreciate having a teammate like him. He is a guy who has the capabilities of changing a game. Today on top of 16 points he had 8steals!!

You had another solid game with 24/8/6/3. How content were you with your performance?

I am pushing for more from myself. I am happy with the performance and to be able to have these games. I just want to take it to the next level and be even more of a help for my team.

The team shot 53% from the free throw line. Was it just one of those days?

For some reason it just seemed to be one of those days. Its no excuse we were bad today at the line.

You next play against 6-5 team Winterthur. What will be key to getting the win?

We have to come out with focus and work to execute our gameplan. Its going to be a battle so everyone needs to be in it.

Thanks for the chat.


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