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BBL Standings
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Braunschweig 0-0 
 5. Bremerhaven 0-0 
 6. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 7. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 8. Fraport SKY 0-0 
 9. Giessen 46ers 0-0 
 10. Goettingen 0-0 
 11. Jena 0-0 
 12. Ludwigsburg 0-0 
 13. MBC 0-0 
 14. Oettinger R. 0-0 
 15. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 16. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
 17. Walter Tigers 0-0 
 18. Wuerzburg 0-0 
Last:7/25/2017
ProA Standings
 1. Chemnitz 1-0 
 2. Hamburg 1-0 
 3. Heidelberg 1-0 
 4. Kirchheim 1-0 
 5. Phoenix Hagen 1-0 
 6. Vechta 1-0 
 7. Crailsheim 0-0 
 8. Ehingen 0-0 
 9. OrangeAcademy 0-0 
 10. Uni Baskets 0-0 
 11. Baunach 0-1 
 12. Hanau 0-1 
 13. Karlsruhe PS 0-1 
 14. Koeln Rh.Stars 0-1 
 15. Nuernberg 0-1 
 16. Trier 0-1 
Full Standings
Last:9/24/2017
ProB Standings
North
 1. Bernau 1-0 
 2. ETB Wohnbau 1-0 
 3. Rostock 1-0 
 4. Schalke 1-0 
 5. Art.Dragons 0-0 
 6. Rist Wedel 0-0 
 7. Stahnsdorf 0-0 
 8. Wolfenbuettel 0-0 
 9. Bochum 0-1 
 10. Cuxhaven 0-1 
 11. Itzehoe 0-1 
 12. Oldenburg 0-1 
South
 1. Bayer Giants 1-0 
 2. Dragons 1-0 
 3. Elchingen 1-0 
 4. Schwelm 1-0 
 5. Dresden 0-0 
 6. Fraport SKY II 0-0 
 7. Giessen 46ers II 0-0 
 8. Iserlohn 0-0 
 9. Coburg 0-1 
 10. FC Bayern II 0-1 
 11. Karlsruhe SC 0-1 
 12. Wuerzburg 0-1 
Full Standings
Last:9/24/2017
Regionalliga Standings
North
 1. Aschersleben 1-0 
 2. Bergedorf 1-0 
 3. BSW Sixers 1-0 
 4. Vechta II 1-0 
 5. Wusterhausen 1-0 
 6. ALBA Berlin II 0-0 
 7. Neustadt TSV 0-0 
 8. Westerstede 0-0 
 9. Ebstorf 0-1 
 10. Goetting.ASC 0-1 
 11. Rendsburg 0-1 
 12. Stade 0-1 
 13. Weser Bsk/BTS 0-1 
South-East
 1. Gotha II 1-0 
 2. Muenchen OSB 1-0 
 3. Rosenheim 1-0 
 4. Treuchtlingen 1-0 
 5. TSV Troester 1-0 
 6. Vilsbiburg 1-0 
 7. Zwickau 1-0 
 8. Ansbach 0-1 
 9. Bamberg 0-1 
 10. Herzogenaurach 0-1 
 11. Jena II 0-1 
 12. Leitershofen 0-1 
 13. Oberhaching 0-1 
 14. Schwabing 0-1 
South-West
 1. Koblenz 1-0 
 2. Schwenningen 1-0 
 3. Speyer 1-0 
 4. Crailsheim II 0-0 
 5. Eisbaeren 0-0 
 6. Fellbach 0-0 
 7. Kaiserslautern 0-0 
 8. Kronberg 0-0 
 9. Mainz 0-0 
 10. Saarlouis/Dillingen 0-0 
 11. Stuttgart 0-0 
 12. Tuebingen II 0-0 
 13. Langen 0-1 
 14. Lich II 0-1 
 15. Limburg 0-1 
West
 1. Grevenbroich 2-0 
 2. Hertener Loewen 2-0 
 3. Muenster 2-0 
 4. Ibbenbueren 1-0 
 5. Recklinghausen 1-0 
 6. Hagen BG 1-1 
 7. Hagen-Haspe 1-1 
 8. Duesseldorf 1-1 
 9. Herford 1-1 
 10. Westfalen M. 0-0 
 11. Bonn II 0-2 
 12. Dorsten 0-2 
 13. Kamp-Lintfort 0-2 
 14. Salzkotten 0-2 
Full Standings
Last:9/24/2017
NBBL Standings
Group 1
 1. AB Baskets 0-0 
 2. ALBA Berlin 0-0 
 3. BA Weser-Ems 0-0 
 4. BG Goettingen 0-0 
 5. Eisbaeren Brem. 0-0 
 6. Junior Loewen 0-0 
 7. Piraten Hamburg 0-0 
 8. Uni Baskets 0-0 
 9. Young Dragons 0-0 
Group 2
 1. Eintracht Frankfu.. 0-0 
 2. Phoenix Hagen 0-0 
 3. RheinStars Koeln 0-0 
 4. ROTH Energie 0-0 
 5. Ruhr 0-0 
 6. Schoder Junior 0-0 
 7. Team Bonn/Rh. 0-0 
 8. TSV Bayer 04 0-0 
Group 3
 1. Crailsheim Merlins 0-0 
 2. MBC Junior Sixers 0-0 
 3. NINERS Academy 0-0 
 4. Nuernberg Falcons 0-0 
 5. Rockets Gotha 0-0 
 6. Science City Jena 0-0 
 7. TenneT Young 0-0 
 8. TSV Troester 0-0 
 9. Wuerzburg Ak. 0-0 
Group 4
 1. Allgau/Memmingen 0-0 
 2. BG Karlsruhe 0-0 
 3. Blue Giants 0-0 
 4. FC Bayern 0-0 
 5. Ludwigsburg BBA 0-0 
 6. Muenchen Akad. 0-0 
 7. ratiopharm Ulm 0-0 
 8. Team Urspring 0-0 
 9. Young Tigers 0-0 
Last:9/22/2017
2.Regionalliga Standings
North-East
 1. Tiergarten 19-3 
 2. Berlin SSC 18-4 
 3. Charlottenburg 15-7 
 4. Hermsdorf 12-10 
 5. Wolmirstedt 11-11 
 6. Zehlendorf 11-11 
 7. Cottbus 10-12 
 8. Berlin SV 10-12 
 9. ALBA Berlin III 9-13 
 10. Halle USV 8-14 
 11. Stahnsdorf 2 7-15 
 12. Koepenick 2-20 
North-North
 1. Bergedorf 20-2 
 2. Ebstorf 18-4 
 3. Bramfelder 17-5 
 4. Hamburg-West 14-8 
 5. Eimsbuetteler 14-8 
 6. Rist Wedel 2 9-13 
 7. Bremerhaven 9-13 
 8. Rostock 8-14 
 9. Kieler 7-15 
 10. Luebecker 7-15 
 11. Einfeld 5-17 
 12. Kronshagen 4-18 
North-West
 1. Neustadt TSV 17-5 
 2. Bramsche TuS 16-6 
 3. Goetting.ASC 15-7 
 4. Wolfenbuettel 15-7 
 5. Quakenbrueck 15-7 
 6. Goetting.BG II 12-10 
 7. Oldenburg II 10-12 
 8. Langenhagen 8-14 
 9. Osnabruecker TB 8-14 
 10. Buergerfelder 7-15 
 11. Weende-Goet. 7-15 
 12. Hameln 2-20 
Southeast-North
 1. Gotha II 22-0 
 2. Bamberg 17-5 
 3. Wuerzburg Trop. 15-7 
 4. Chemnitz II 13-9 
 5. Dresden Tit.2 12-10 
 6. Neustadt DJK 12-10 
 7. Litzendorf 11-11 
 8. Regnitztal 9-13 
 9. Neumarkt 9-13 
 10. Erfurt 7-15 
 11. Regensburg 5-17 
 12. Nuernberg 0-22 
Southeast-South
 1. Muenchen OSB 19-3 
 2. Muenchen Bsk 17-5 
 3. Dachau 14-8 
 4. Leitershofen/S. II 14-8 
 5. Muenchen DJK 14-8 
 6. Landsberg 13-9 
 7. MIL Baskets 11-11 
 8. Jahn Freising 9-13 
 9. Passau 8-14 
 10. Slama Jama 7-15 
 11. Schrobenhausen 5-17 
 12. Ingolstadt 1-21 
Southwest-B-W
 1. Crailsheim II 23-3 
 2. Mannheim 22-4 
 3. Moehringen 18-8 
 4. Schwaebisch H. 15-11 
 5. Kirchheim/Teck 15-11 
 6. Haiterbach 15-11 
 7. Ulm BB 13-13 
 8. Heidelberg-Kir. 11-15 
 9. Karlsruhe PS II 11-15 
 10. Ludwigsb.BSG 10-16 
 11. Urspring 9-17 
 12. Reutlingen 9-17 
 13. Stuttgart ESV 6-20 
 14. Remseck 5-21 
Southwest-North
 1. Kronberg 17-5 
 2. Bergstrasse 16-6 
 3. Giessen 14-8 
 4. Horchheim 12-10 
 5. Langen II 12-10 
 6. Koblenz 2 11-11 
 7. Rossdorf 11-11 
 8. Trier 2 11-11 
 9. Bensheim 10-12 
 10. Volklingen 9-13 
 11. Frankfurt Makk. 5-17 
 12. Kassel 4-18 
West 1
 1. Deutzer 16-6 
 2. Kamp-Lintfort 15-7 
 3. Sechtem SG 14-8 
 4. Bonn-MTuS 13-9 
 5. Bad Muenstereifel 13-9 
 6. Duesseldorf II 12-10 
 7. Barmer TV 12-10 
 8. Wuppertal 11-11 
 9. Koeln II 11-11 
 10. Leichlinger TV 7-15 
 11. Hilden 4-18 
 12. Zuelpich 4-18 
West 2
 1. Westfalen M. 19-1 
 2. Wulfen 16-4 
 3. Dortmund 15-5 
 4. Schwelm II 9-11 
 5. Muenster 2 8-12 
 6. Paderborn II 8-12 
 7. Hagen BG 2 8-12 
 8. Hagen TSV 8-12 
 9. Bochum II 7-13 
 10. Werne 6-14 
 11. Bulmke 6-14 
Last:4/26/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Baskonia 0-0 
 3. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 4. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 5. CSKA 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fenerbahce 0-0 
 9. Khimki 0-0 
 10. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 11. Olympiacos 0-0 
 12. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 13. Real Madrid 0-0 
 14. Unicaja 0-0 
 15. Valencia 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:9/6/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Andorra 0-0 
 2. Cedevita 0-0 
 3. Darussafaka 0-0 
 4. Fiat TO 0-0 
 5. Paris-Levallois 0-0 
 6. Unics 0-0 
Group B
 1. B.Muenchen 0-0 
 2. Buducnost 0-0 
 3. Galatasaray 0-0 
 4. Grissin Bon RE 0-0 
 5. Hapoel J-M 0-0 
 6. Lietkabelis 0-0 
Group C
 1. ALBA 0-0 
 2. Lietuvos rytas 0-0 
 3. Limoges 0-0 
 4. Lokomotiv 0-0 
 5. Partizan NIS 0-0 
 6. RETAbet BB 0-0 
Group D
 1. ASVEL 0-0 
 2. Dolomiti En. TR 0-0 
 3. Gran Canaria 0-0 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-0 
 5. Tofas 0-0 
 6. Zenit 0-0 
Last:7/6/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet 0-0 
Last:9/24/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marcos KNIGHT
  Jena
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 18.3
 1. Knight, Jena18.3 
 2. Morgan, Ratiopharm17.7 
 3. English, Fraport .17.6 
 4. Paulding, EWE B.16.1 
 5. Mayo, Telekom Bsk15.8 
 6. Kikanovic, ALBA15.5 
 7. Babb, Ratiopharm15.4 
 8. Lewis, Bayreuth15.3 
 9. Odum, Wuerzburg15.3 
 10. Jenkins, Jena15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dyshawn PIERRE
  Braunsch.
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Pierre, Braunsch.7.9 
 2. Marei, Bayreuth7.2 
 3. Evans, Giessen .7.1 
 4. Eatherton, Goett.6.9 
 5. Cooley, Ludwigsb.6.8 
 6. Searcy, Vechta6.7 
 7. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.7 
 8. Knight, Jena6.5 
 9. Qvale, EWE Baskets6.4 
 10. McGhee, Walter T.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Scott MACHADO
  Vechta
  (186-PG-90)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 2. Jordan, Walter T.7.8 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.6 
 4. Odum, Wuerzburg5.7 
 5. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.4 
 6. Mayo, Telekom Bsk5.1 
 7. Sanders, Goettingen5.0 
 8. Siva, ALBA4.8 
 9. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.4.7 
 10. Ruoff, Goettingen4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.5 
 2. Kramer, EWE B.2.2 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 5. Ruoff, Goettingen1.8 
 6. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.6 
 7. Redding, B.Mue.1.6 
 8. Stewart, Walter T.1.6 
 9. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.5 
 10. Anderson, Bayreuth1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Geoffrey GROSELLE
  Braunsch.
  (212-C-93)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Groselle, Braunsch.1.2 
 2. Theis, Brose Bask.1.2 
 3. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.2 
 4. Gamble, Telekom .1.2 
 5. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 6. Gaffney, ALBA1.0 
 7. Qvale, EWE Baskets0.9 
 8. Austin, Bremerha.0.9 
 9. Elliott, Bremerhaven0.8 
 10. Balvin, B.Muenchen0.8 
Poll


First Round Schedule
Braunschweig 50% Sep.28 Bremerhaven
Giessen 46er 50% Sep.28 B.Muenchen
Goettingen 50% Sep.28 EWE Baskets
Jena 50% Sep.28 Fraport SKY
Ludwigsburg 50% Sep.28 Telekom Bsk
MBC 50% Sep.28 Oettinger R
Wuerzburg 50% Sep.28 Brose Bask.
Walter Tiger 50% Sep.28 Bayreuth
Ratiopharm 50% Sep.28 ALBA
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Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

OrangeAcad. 58% Oct.1 Hanau
Ehingen 58% Oct.1 Koeln Rh.Sta
Phoenix Hage 97% Sep.30 Karlsruhe P
Crailsheim Sep.30 Chemnitz 99%
Nuernberg 56% Sep.30 Baunach
Vechta 55% Sep.30 Heidelberg
Hamburg 98% Sep.30 Uni Baskets
Kirchheim 98% Sep.30 Trier
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

North
Schalke 97% Oct.1 Bochum
Rist Wedel 57% Oct.1 Stahnsdorf
Wolfenbuette 58% Sep.30 Itzehoe
Bernau 99% Sep.30 Oldenburg
Dragons 98% Sep.30 Cuxhaven
ETB Wohnbau 58% Sep.30 Rostock
South
Coburg 56% Oct.1 Fraport SKY
FC Bayern I 55% Oct.1 Dresden
Giessen 46e 58% Oct.1 Wuerzburg
Dragons 55% Sep.30 Bayer Giants
Iserlohn Sep.30 Elchingen 97%
Karlsruhe S Sep.30 Schwelm 97%
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Round 3 (Regular Season)

North
Westerstede Oct.1 BSW Sixers 97%
Stade Oct.1 Vechta II 98%
Goetting.AS 57% Sep.30 Ebstorf
Rendsburg Sep.30 Aschersleben 99%
Weser Bsk/B Sep.30 Bergedorf 99%
Neustadt TS Sep.30 Wusterhausen 96%
South-East
Bamberg Oct.1 Vilsbiburg 96%
Oberhaching Oct.1 Zwickau 96%
TSV Troeste 55% Sep.30 Muenchen OS
Ansbach Sep.30 Rosenheim 97%
Leitershofen Sep.30 Gotha II 99%
Herzogenaura 57% Sep.30 Jena II
Schwabing Sep.30 Treuchtlinge 98%
South-West
Crailsheim 59% Oct.1 Kronberg
Fellbach 57% Oct.1 Kaiserslaute
Tuebingen I 58% Oct.1 Limburg
Lich II Sep.30 Koblenz 99%
Eisbaeren 58% Sep.30 Mainz
Speyer 56% Sep.30 Schwenningen
Stuttgart 57% Sep.30 Saarlouis/Di
West
Dorsten Oct.3 Grevenbroich 99%
Kamp-Lintfor Oct.3 Herford 89%
Recklinghaus 71% Oct.3 Duesseldorf
Hagen BG 93% Oct.3 Bonn II
Hagen-Haspe 94% Oct.3 Salzkotten
Ibbenbueren 52% Oct.3 Muenster
Salzkotten 56% Sep.30 Bonn II
Ibbenbueren 71% Sep.30 Hagen BG
Grevenbroich 99% Sep.30 Kamp-Lintfor
Hertener Loe 99% Sep.30 Dorsten
Muenster 62% Sep.30 Recklinghaus
Herford 56% Sep.30 Hagen-Haspe
Next Round Schedule

Round 17 (Regular Season)

North-East
Junior Loewe 53% Feb.25 AB Baskets
Phoenix Juni 56% Feb.25 BG Goettinge
Uni Baskets 54% Feb.25 ALBA Berlin
Young Dragon 56% Feb.24 Piraten Hamb
North-West
Eintracht Fr 60% Feb.25 RheinStars K
ROTH Energi 55% Feb.25 Phoenix Hage
Ruhr 58% Feb.25 Schoder Juni
Team Bonn/Rh 57% Feb.25 TSV Bayer 0
South-East
NINERS Acad 56% Feb.25 MBC Junior
TSV Troeste 53% Feb.25 Crailsheim M
Wuerzburg Ak 56% Feb.25 Rockets Goth
Science City 57% Feb.25 TenneT Young
South-West
BG Karlsruhe 59% Feb.25 FC Bayern
Allgau/Memmi 61% Feb.25 Muenchen Aka
Ludwigsburg 58% Feb.25 Young Tigers
ratiopharm U 57% Feb.21 Team Ursprin
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Khimki 57% Oct.13 Valencia
Zalgiris 57% Oct.13 Crvena Zvezd
FC Barcelona 57% Oct.13 Panathinaiko
Anadolu Efes 57% Oct.12 Real Madrid
CSKA 57% Oct.12 EA7 Armani
Brose Bask. 57% Oct.12 Maccabi T-A
Olympiacos 57% Oct.12 Baskonia
Unicaja 57% Oct.12 Fenerbahce
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First Round Schedule
Group A
Cedevita 57% Oct.11 Fiat TO
Andorra 57% Oct.11 Unics
Paris-Levall 57% Oct.11 Darussafaka
Group B
Buducnost 57% Oct.11 Grissin Bon
Galatasaray 57% Oct.11 B.Muenchen
Lietkabelis 57% Oct.11 Hapoel J-M
Group C
Limoges 57% Oct.11 Lokomotiv
ALBA 57% Oct.11 Partizan NI
Lietuvos ryt 57% Oct.11 RETAbet BB
Group D
Ratiopharm 57% Oct.11 Tofas
Gran Canaria 57% Oct.11 Zenit
Dolomiti En 57% Oct.11 ASVEL
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Dustin Mitchell - The hardest part of any injury is patiently waiting until you can get back out there - Apr 3, 2013


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Dustin
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A torn Achilles' tendon sidelined Dustin Mitchell (206-F/C-87, college: UW-Whitewater) for the season in early February, only shortly after he had signed with 2. Bundesliga Pro A team Gotha Rockets. The 25-year-old from Lac Du Flambeau, Wisconsin averaged 6.5 points in four games played during his first stint in German basketball. He graduated from NCAA Division 3 school UW-Whitewater in 2010 and was named to the D3 All-America First Team by the NABC. Eurobasket.com had the opportunity to ask him a few questions on his recovery, his well-rounded game and his plans for the 2013-14 season.

Eurobasket.com: You suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in early February. How has the recovery been since then?
Dustin Mitchell: Yes, that's correct I tore my Achilles in early February and had the operation to repair the tendon February 6th. At the moment I'm in the 8th week of recovery and it's going great or at least as good as it can be considering I still have another 7-8 weeks until I can train on the court at 100 percent intensity. I have been wearing a "walking boot" for the past 7.5 weeks which allows me to be much more mobile and gradually increase the pressure Im able to put on the injured foot. I will be finished with this boot in 2 days and you better believe I have the countdown to the second. To say the least I'm very excited to get rid of the boot, put on 2 normal shoes and just go for a normal walk! Most importantly I'm just ready to start being more active again because as most of us athletes know the hardest part of any injury is patiently waiting until you can get back out there. Now don't get me wrong I haven't just been sitting around all day, every day waiting for this to heal. I've been doing core and full body maintenance exercises since day 3 post operation as well as in the weight room 4 days a week since week 4 post op. The health care here in Germany has been great!

How do you cope with the injury mentally? Was it difficult to accept that you won't be able to play basketball for a while?
Well surprisingly it hasn't been too difficult, I've been very optimistic about my return since the day I came out of the operating room. I'm very motivated to show everyone that I can and will return to the game I love at the same level if not higher. I tell myself to accept it for what it is and use this time to rest my body. There really isn't much of an off season for a player who wants to be the best they can be and continue to get better every day. Yes, it is difficult knowing I can't play with great intensity for another 8 weeks, but sitting out these past weeks has shown me how much I truly love this game and competing every day. Also I have great supporters all over the world whether it's my family and friends back home in the U.S. or my fans in Macedonia, New Zealand, Kosovo, and right here in Gotha, Germany.

You played only four games for the Gotha Rockets. Have you ever been able to show your full potential in these games?
No, I certainly didn't get to show my full potential here in Germany. Coming in Midseason and fitting in with a new team is difficult but sometimes part of the job. I figured I probably wouldn't start right away being the new guy but I was busting my butt every day of practice expecting to eventually start or at least play much more than the minutes I was getting. Playing such short stints in the games was difficult; it never really gave me a chance to get in the flow of the game and at times forced me to take some shots I wouldn't normally take. The worst part of it was I knew I could be successful in this league and help my team play at a much higher level. Finally in game four against the number two team in the league Duesseldorf it looked as if my luck was going to change. I had 8 points in 5 minutes of play shooting 4/4 from the field and was feeling great. But then very early in the second quarter I went to jump for a rebound and it felt like somebody kicked me in the back of the heel. I fell to the floor and immediately knew it was a serious injury. I just hope I gained some positive exposure here in Germany during my short stint, because I enjoyed competing in this league and feel that I could help a lot of these teams succeed.

They seem to have huge ambitions in Gotha, maybe even plans of moving up to the German BBL one day. What's your impression of the Gotha organization?
Yes, this organization certainly does have big ambitions and plans on being in the top league within the next 3-5 years. I think it is very possible with some very hard work from the current players and management along with some new, nice additions to the team. The Rockets have one of the best if not the best sponsors in Germany that being "Oettinger Bier". My impression of the organization has been very good during my time here. They were very professional and took care of me.

You have played in Kosovo, New Zealand, Macedonia, Austria and Germany as a pro already. How is life playing basketball and traveling the world?
Yes, I guess you could say I'm very fortunate to have played in and experienced all these different places so early in my career. I've enjoyed every bit of it from the different cultures, cuisines, life styles and new experiences. Not to mention all the great people I've came across, which our relationships continue to this day. I've said it before and I'll say it again: "This is the best job I could ever imagine having!" I will continue to work as hard as I can day in and day out with the goal in mind of playing in one of the top leagues within the next few years. When I hang up my shoes at the end of my career I don't want to have any regrets.

You are a good three point shooter for a big man. How come?
Hahaha! There you go right there "for a big man!" That drives me crazy hearing that, I've always pushed myself to have a full skill set from having my back to the basket out to the perimeter. I don't just want to be one of the best shooting bigs out there, I want to be one of the best shooters and scorers' period. So whenever I've trained in the off season since I was about 16 or 17 I have worked all areas of my game. I like to be as versatile as possible because you never know where you might end up on the court or what your new role might be going into a new season. Also, going back to eighth grade I was a 5'8'' point guard and all I did was shoot from outside. Thankfully I continued to grow each year and was placed at every position on the court one time or another. Finally my senior year of high school my coach stuck me in the center position due to my new found height and that was by far the hardest position to adjust to. Between all the foot work, back to the basket game, face up game and just the sheer physicality of it all it took awhile. Once I reached the collegiate level I was thankful for all that I had gone through because I had a little bit of experience at each position as well as the skill set.

How did playing at UW Whitewater, a NCAA Division 3 school, prepare you for playing at the pro level?
First off I just want to say a tough player is a tough player, no matter what division they play in. A true competitor isn't going to back down from anyone. I think that's the biggest thing a player coming from division 3 needs to have is toughness, because a lot of professional teams don't respect it. Sure, there are a lot of undersized players at each position within this division, but these days I see more and more big time athletes within the division either transferring from higher divisions due to lack of playing time or just because it's closer to home for them. Anyways, I had some good coaches while at whitewater that were so picky with what I did. At times my first few years I didnt know if I could do "anything" right anymore! Our head coach was a big footwork and fundamentals guy, so that really helped me in understanding that you must always take care of the ball and value every position. I think one of the biggest things our coaching staff did was schedule a preseason game against a D1 school my freshman year and junior year, because it showed me the differences and what I needed to compete at that level and higher. Most of all it showed me that there wasn't much difference between them and myself. They made me the player I am today whether it's running the court every time for that one possible transition basket that seals the game or valuing every position and playing as hard as I can on defense and offense.

Any plans for the next season already? Would you like to play in Germany again maybe?
I have a few possible options but nothing official. It's hard to narrow anything down at this point especially since a lot teams and other leagues are still playing in the playoffs. I would definitely like to return to Germany again next season. From what I experienced Pro A is a very fun and exciting league to play in with great fans. To top it off I hear the top league BBL only gets bigger and better. I just want to say good luck to all the teams still playing out there and fighting for a championship...   




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