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 86-790 win in game 1 over Morges Saint Prex. How vital was it getting this first win under your belt?
It was very vital to start the series in high gear. We respect our opponent and came out aggressively. It’s a long series even thouh only 3 games but it felt good to get the first one.
Talk a little about the 40 minutes. Was it a close battle from the first minute?
It was a tough battle between two teams that have championship aspirations. It was close all the way to the end back and forth. We made a few more plays on defense securing the win.
What memories do you have form crunch-time? What was key for being able to pull out the win at the end?
At the end it came down to defense and free throws to secure the win.
How key was the team performance on the offense glass? 7 guys helped out with offensive rebounds?
Rebounds can stop our defensive possession or add more time to our offense either way it helps us. We have a lot of athletes and we wanted to really attack the glass .
Talk a little about how vital the bench play was? Wallabies won it 11-2.
Our bench came in big especially on defense the point production might not have been so high but overal everyone was locked in and any advantage we can get we want.
You had a solid game of 17/7/3/3. I can imagine that your still seeking your peak in the playoffs?
At this point whatever it takes to get the win . I showed I can have better games. Showed that I can put in numbers this playoffs is about what can each of us do toward winning.
Will you get up extra shots between games as you were 0/4 from outside?
It was a tough shooting day for sure. I have been working on it . I felt they were good shots hopefully next game they fall.
What will be key in game 2 to wrap up the series?
Key to finish it off is just focus defense and team play . If we do these things I believe we have a chance.
Thanks Chris for the chat
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