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.
You closed out the regular season with a tough 31 point loss to undefeated Pully. How tough was this loss considering you arrived into the game having won 8 of 9 games.?
The toughest part of the game was the fact that we played such a great first half but didn’t play for 40 mins and things got out of hand quick .
There was a reason why Pully was 22-0. What made their defense so tough? They forced you to 32 turnovers.
They played great defense credit to the team that didn’t lose a game all season.
Can you ever remember having 32 turnovers as a team in a game in your career?
Honestly no I can’t say I do and hopefully in our case that will be the last.
Talk a little about the 40 minutes. Was this game decided early and gave the team the most problems defensively with them?
In the first half it was looking like a great game. Second half we started flat and they jumped to a 10 pt lead early and from there it was finished. They also got to the free throw line at ease.
How tough is it seeing the opponent get twice as many free passes?
I will just say it was tough game. We felt as if we were being just as aggressive as the other team. Those things are not in our control.
You had a tough game with 14 points and 9 turnovers. Is this game that you will watch over and over?
This is a game I will watch. I will take the good with the bad but I will not dwell. We have been having a great season and we know what we are capable of. My performance was not good enough to get this win.
How do you feel will you be able to learn from this game best after having had 9 turnovers?
I will look back and see what I did wrong a few inbounds mistakes making the wrong reads . It’s embarrassing to have this kind of game but it’s a learning experience.
What is next for Wallabies? Are the playoffs coming or are you already thinking about your next move as a player?
We have playoffs starting this week. We fought our way up to be a 6 seed and we are happy to be competing for a championship.
Thanks Chris for the chat.
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