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 74-72 win against Villars. You are riding a 2 game winning streak. How good is basketball life at the moment?
Anytime you can get some wins together in a row is a good feeling . We have a new focus and it’s showing. I hope we can keep this focus to add more wins.
Talk about the 40 minutes. Was it always a close game and what was key in crunch-time for getting the win?
We were playing a great game and ended up leading by 16. Then they surged a crazy comeback and made it a game . Credit to them for making big shot after big shot. At the end we had to score and then rely on our defense in the last seconds. We were up 2 and they had the last possession.
How much of a role did the three point shooting play? The club shot an amazing 868% from outside?
We were clicking as a team from 3 our guys Jerome Montrell and Matthew were on fire from 3.
Massour Kasse had a monster game with 24 points and 12 rebounds. How tough was it trying to control him?
He is a very skilled big man who loves to shoot. There is no way to block the shot and he is almost automatic when he raises up. He was a tough cover for sure.
How key was Jerome Domingos scoring 18 points? What do you appreciate most in his game this season?
Jerome had a great game shooting 4/7 from 3. He can help our team in many ways from scoring to defense. He came out with the energy in this game and was aggressive from the start. He will be a key piece for our success down the road.
You scored 19 points but had 6 turnovers. How much do the turnovers give you head aches?
The turnover number was a bit high. A few I don’t agree with and a few unforced. It’s A headache for sure but I will work on it. I’m just happy what I did was enough to contribute to a victory.
You shot the ball very well. You must be happy with your shot selection?
Yes I was happy with my shot falling. And ultimately making the shit to close the game out . Feels good because we have all been in the lab working on shooting and games like this show the result.
You next play Levaux who are 3-10. This is a must win. What will be key for the win?
The key to winning is always us . If we handle our business and focus on bettering ourselves we will have good chances.
Thanks Chris for the chat.
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