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 79-73 win over Zurich. How good did it feel to get that first win in 2023?
It feels great to start the new year with a win. We have been working hard to change for the better as a team and everyone has a new focus. Hopefully we can keep going in the right direction.
Wallabies has been up and down since the end of November having a 3-2 record. What makes it so tough to find a consistency with this team?
I am not sure, hopefully this second half we put more wins than losses. First half we dropped a few that we should of won.
Talk a little about the 40 minutes. Was the whole game a close battle or were there phases where a team got away from the other?
The whole game was back and forth. GC plays a tough game and did not quit it was a great game to be a part of.
How fortunate do you feel having been able to win despite having 22 turnovers?
The turnovers could be worked on but we still showed toughness and made plays when it counted to get the win.
Matt Kellenberger shot out the lights with 6 three’s. Did you know beforehand that he had that capability?
Yes we always knew Matt is capable of this he is a very good shooter and he showed it this game hitting timely shots and catching fire to help us take the lead .
You had a solid game with 14/3/2 stats. How vital was starting the new year off being a force on defense?
My offense was ok. It could of been better, but my main focus was winning. Other guys were bringing the offense so I focused on my defense and just making plays for us on that side of the ball. At this point I just want to win no matter my stats.
How was the looks in the game for you? You took a lot of shots from close range but only 2 from outside?
I didn’t shoot so much mostly layups I stopped shooting because it wasn’t my night . We had 5 guys in double digits the ball was moving well which was good to see.
The next game is against Villars who have an identical record with you? You won the first game 79-75. What will be key for making the sweep?
This will be my first time playing this team but I think if we play with the energy and focus similar to last week we will have a good chance to compete.
Thanks Chris for the chat.