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 big 92-71 win over Levaux. The wins keep coming. Your still perfect in 2023. Is the self-confidence climbing day by day?
We are very happy that the work is showing. Our coaches have been pushing us to stay focused and take it one step at a time. We don’t want to celebrate now just looking forward.
The first 2 wins of 2023 were close ones, but how good did it feel winning by 20 plus points?
It did feel good to win by a bigger margin. We didn’t play a perfect game but I think we handled our business. The ball was moving and everyone was happy with the win.
Talk a little about the 40 minutes. Was this as easy looking as the score implies or were there closer stretches in score?
We started off hot. We were in a good groove but they came back in the game and really gave us a run in the second and third. Ultimately we ran off with the game in the fourth quarter by sticking to our game plan.
You guys defended very well. What adjustments has the team been making the last weeks to find more consistency?
That credit is to our practice. Coach Tresor and Lionel have been pushing us to lock in on defense. They stress about our defense we know we have guys who can score but the key for us winning is focusing on that end of the floor and everyone has a focus on that.
How key were the 11 more free throws made by Wallabies? Were you happy with the team aggressiveness?
We were aggressive. I’m happy we are making free throws. Especially in this league when you get free throws you have to make them. We just want to control what we can and making free throws is on us.
The only guy that really gave you problems was Davie Champagnie. What made so difficult to control him?
He is a very talented player . He can score in multiple ways and is a savvy player. He took advantage of matchups and is also strong. He gave us a great game.
Wallabies had 6 guy s scoring in double figures. Was that one of the best teams scoring efforts since you have been there?
We have a lot of guys who can score any time we have that many guys in double digits I think it’s a great thing. That means the ball is moving, and we are looking for the best possible outcome unselfishly.
You had a very solid game with 21 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals. Do your expectations of your game continue to grow?
I’m happy that what I brought today resulted in the win . I’m happy with the rebounds and assists . I felt the last 2 games I didn’t get to help out in those categories. I really wanted to play an all around game so I’m happy with that.
You next play Morges Saint-Prex who are 10-5. What will be key for getting the win?
I think if we continue to focus on our selves play together work hard we can have a chance.
Thanks Chris for the chat.
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