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 overwhelming 79-50 win over Acad Fribourg. Everything seems to be clicking for the team or not?
We are clicking well still not where we want to be but winning is always good and we are happy about that.
You celebrated your 7th win in the last 8 games. What steps has the team made in the last 4 games?
We started to put full games together and focus more on defense. Our chemistry is building and the wins are a result .
Talk a little about the 40 minutes. Was the game decided by the break?
They gave us a tough fight and they are a talented team. We knew if we didn’t start out from the beginning it would be a long night for us. Our plan was to take them out of the game early as best as we could .
It was another superb defensive performance as you allowed only 2 three’s. What was the biggest team strength on the night?
Our biggest strength is that we are not satisfied. We feel we didn’t do the best job defensively. I still feel we could be a better team defensively. However to hold a team to only 2 three pointers made is a big thing.
You had another strong scoring game, but I know that your 5 turnovers will gnaw at you. Does that ruin your free Sunday or can you block that out quickly?
It’s something to learn from. I’m focused on winning and I’m not perfect and have some things to work on but as long as I’m contributing to a win I can fix the other stuff later.
How much did your defense dictate your offense?
We got a lot of transition buckets and limited them to one shot possessions at times. More stops means more opportunities to score so I’d say it dictated a lot
On what areas of your game are you working on most to be best prepared for the stretch run?
Mental toughness. It’s the end of the season and it won’t get any easier. Just staying locked in is the key for post season success.
You next play against CNBS who have identical wins with you. You lost the first game this season. What will be key to getting win?
Key is continue doing what we are doing . Play together focus on defense. If we do this we will have a good chance.
Thanks Chris for the chat.
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