Jordan Riewer

Jordan Riewer (Gotha) Coaches Ensminger And Esterkamp Just Told Us To Keep Believing

Jordan Riewer is a 24 year old 188cm guard from Staples, Minnesota that is playing his first professional season in Germany for Gotha. He played at MSU Moorhead (NCAA2) from 2010-2015 and as a senior played 25 games averaging 15.9ppg, 4.8rpg, 5.8apg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 49.6%, FT: 94.6%. Currently he is averaging 8,9ppg, 1,3rpg and 1,8apg. He spoke to German Hoops after the amazing five game come from behind victory against the Hamburg Towers.

Jordan congrats on reaching the semifinals in the Pro A playoffs. If someone had told you before the series started that Gotha would have to win three do or die games and the game would be so close what would you have thought?

Well unfortunately we dug ourselves into that hole falling behind 2-0. But this team just kept believing and in the playoffs anything can happen.

If you had to find the right title for this series how would you have called it?

That’s tough, I just think overall it was a grind. Which it’s the playoffs, so I wouldn’t expect anything else.

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Jordan Riewer (Gotha) We Want To Be Playing Our Best Basketball Going Into The Playoffs

Jordan Riewer is a 24 year old 188cm guard from Staples, Minnesota that is playing his first professional season in Germany for Gotha. He played at MSU Moorhead (NCAA2) from 2010-2015 and as a senior played 25 games averaging 15.9ppg, 4.8rpg, 5.8apg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 49.6%, FT: 94.6%. Currently he is averaging 8,9ppg, 1,3rpg and 1,8apg. He spoke to German Hoops after the huge 93-47 victory against the Dragons Rhondorf.

Jordan thanks for talking to German Hoops. Congrats on the 93-47 victory against Rhondorf. Was getting this win as easy as the result shows?

No win is easy especially in the competitive Pro A. This was another great win for us.

Gotha has let up 48 points to Nurnberg and 53 points to Cologne. Giving up 47 points to Rhondorf was the least amount of points the club has given up this season to one team. Does the point total also equal the best defensive performance of the season?

I think it’s something we are slowly getting better at and doing a better job at following our rules and just playing team defense.

You won every quarter as a team, but had a super balance of great defense and offense for 40minutes. Was this one of those nights where nothing could go wrong for Gotha?

We actually started out a little slow but after about 5 minutes we got going and we got good shots and kept sharing the basketball which made it another fun team win.

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Jordan Riewer (Gotha) I Want To Be More Consistent Here In The Second Half And Just Help The Team Win Anyway Possible

Jordan Riewer is a 24 year old 188cm guard from Staples, Minnesota that is playing his first professional season in Germany for Gotha. He played at MSU Moorhead (NCAA2) from 2010-2015 and as a senior played 25 games averaging 15.9ppg, 4.8rpg, 5.8apg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 49.6%, FT: 94.6%. Currently he is averaging 8,9ppg, 1,3rpg and 1,8apg. He spoke to German Hoops after the 84-75 victory against the Finke Baskets Paderborn.

Jordan  thanks for talking to German Hoops. You are playing your first season in Germany and what have you liked most about the recent holiday season?

As for the holiday’s, the scenery in Germany is beautiful and my first time at a Christmas market was a cool experience.

Congrats on the big 84-75 win against the Finke Baskets Paderborn. How hungry was the team to make amends for the bitter 25 point loss to Vechta last weekend?

Very hungry! We had arguably one of our best weeks of practice and got after it all week.  We just wanted to bounce back, as we know we are better than how we played at Vechta.

Gotha had the 34-28 advantage at the break as the Finke Baskets were able to hang around. What words of wisdom did head coach Chris Ensminger give the team going into the third quarter?

Just don’t let up and keep fighting. It’s a 40 minute game and in this league anything can happen.

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