Christopher Miller (192-G-1993, college: Salem) 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.
Wallabies suffered a tough 92-79 loss to Morges Saint-Prex. What was your summary for 40 minutes how your team played?
We played against a very skilled team. They held true to their plan and we had no answers for it for the full game.
Talk a little about the 40 minutes. What was the deciding moment of the game that sealed the win for the opponent?
We started off slow and went down early .we played good in spurts to come back a couple of times but couldn’t seem to do enough to take a lead . They stayed consistent in their play and seemed to make the right counters to our defense.
They weren’t the best shooting team, but scored at a good clip in the paint. What made it so difficult to control them better there?
They have very talented post players and played through them. They also have good shooters so when we doubled they kicked out for open 3s.
Victor Desponds scored 32 points. How much did his solid inside out game rattle your team defense?
He seemed to make everything he shot. I’m a fan of his game I respect his skill and toughness.
You got super support from Jerome Domingoes. What have you appreciated most about his game?
Jerome easily can be one of the top players in the league when he is in a groove he is hard to contain . I am happy to have him on my team I know he will contribute to a lot of wins to come.
You had a 24/6/4 game. How content were you with your own game?
Stats wise it was a good game. I am not happy with it however. I feel my decision making was off at times and what I did stats wise didn’t result in a win so it wasn’t enough.
You’re a player that doesn’t have to score as you showed in Germany. How much have you appreciated the opportunity to have to be that reliable scorer this season?
In every team I bring what is asked of me. I see where I can help the team and I do so . Last year I sacrificed my points for a championship team but I was still the leading scorer of the team. This year I am looked at to lead the charge and score more. Its really what ever results in a win.
You next play 9-5 Bernex. What will be key to getting the win?
I think we need to be the aggressor in this game. Bernex is known to be a scrappy team and we can not take any chances. We need to strike first and keep the toughness.
Thanks Chris for the chat.
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