Chase Fieler is a 26 year old 203cm forward from Parkersburg, West Virginia playing in his fifth professional season and second with Filou Oostende (Belgium-Euromillions League). As aprofessional he has racked up a very impressive 9 professional titkes in Spain and Holland. He played two seasons with Donar Groningen (Holland-Eredivisie) winning 4 titles. He also won a title in his rookie season with Ourense Termal (Spain-LEB Gold). He began his basketball career with Florida Gulf Coast (NCAA) in 2010 playing a total of 133 NCAA games as was able to improve his scoring and rebounding averages each season. As a senior he played 34 games averaging 13.7ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 59.4%, 3PT: 30.2%, FT: 70.7%. He spoke to germanhoops.com before the Basketball Champions League game in Bayreuth.
Chase thanks for talking to germanhoops.com Welcome back to Germany. You have a 2-0 record against German teams against the Telekom Baskets Bonn. What memories do you have of the thrilling 86-84 win against Bonn last season in the BCL where you scored 13 points?
I remember we went into overtime. My current teammate Nemanja Djurisic was on the Bonn team. There are always competitive games in the Basketball Champions League. German teams always play physical and with a lot of energy so it was good coming out with a victory.
You are in your fifth professional season and have won 9 professional titles in three countries and also won two A-Sun titles in school. That is simply amazing. Do you feel like your game and leadership qualities infects your teammates?
I think that it is now slowly starting to infect my teammates. Important for me was that I was always on good teams that had experienced guys. The experience I have gotten the last years has helped me now to be able to lead a team and be helpful in stressful moments.