The Miles Vs Chris Miller Basketball Conversation Volume 19

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 95-59 win over Grand Saconnex. You have a neat little winning streak going. Does each win feel a bit better?

We are working hard. It feels good to put together a winning atmosphere with the team. We have a new energy and would like to keep it going.

Talk a little about the 40 minutes. When was this game decided?

We came out from the beginning again with the energy , focused on defense and followed the game plan to the best of our abilities.

There was one shocking stat line of 29 turnovers. How does a team achieve that in such a lopsided win where so much else was working?

Most of those turnovers were simple mistakes from our offense moving too fast of a miss communication. We were getting Alot of stops on defense so our turnovers weren’t costing us as much as they should have. We have to focus on those more for the future 29 turnovers are unacceptable .

The team is playing their best defense of the season allowing only 53 points per game in the last 3 games. What has been the main reason for the consistent play?

We have a team full of offensive threats but the main reason for this is we are all locked in on the defensive end. We are starting games better and not giving up second chance points. Credits to our coaches pushing the intensity and making us focus our attention to the defensive end of the stat sheet.

The team got a lot of good support from various guys like Dario Pelizza who supplied 11 points. What have you learned to appreciate most about his game this season?

Dario is a very hard worker who has improved tremendously each week. He has a lot of plays that don’t show up on the stat sheet like deflections good on ball defense or hockey assists. He is a guy who’s presence is felt. He had a great game last week. I believe he is capable of these offensive outputs and more.

You had a solid game of 18/5/6 stats. You continue to be a very good from close. Was this one of those game where you didn’t need to rely on the 3?

This game was good it was a balanced game I was happy that We had multiple guys in double figures. I chose my spots and was happy with my percentage shooting. I don’t worry about if it’s is a 2 or 3 my focus is getting mine with out taking too many shots or missing too many shots.

The next game is against Acad Friborg whom you lost to by 11 points. What will be key to getting the win this time?

The key this time is remembering we are a way better team than last time we played them first off. I also think the key is focusing on defense and team play if we can do this we can have a good chance to defeat a tough team like them.

Thanks Chris for the chat.


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