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BBL Standings
 1. ALBA 6-1 
 2. Wuerzburg 5-1 
 3. Fraport SKY 5-1 
 4. B.Muenchen 5-1 
 5. Ludwigsburg 4-1 
 6. Bayreuth 4-2 
 7. EWE Baskets 4-2 
 8. Brose Bask. 3-2 
 9. Telekom Bsk 3-2 
 10. Giessen 46ers 3-3 
 11. MBC 3-3 
 12. Braunschweig 2-4 
 13. Jena 2-4 
 14. Ratiopharm 1-5 
 15. Bremerhaven 1-5 
 16. Oettinger R. 1-5 
 17. Goettingen 1-5 
 18. Walter Tigers 0-6 
Full Standings
Last:10/23/2017
ProA Standings
 1. Vechta 5-0 
 2. Crailsheim 4-1 
 3. Hamburg 4-1 
 4. Phoenix Hagen 4-1 
 5. Heidelberg 3-2 
 6. Hanau 3-2 
 7. Koeln Rh.Stars 3-2 
 8. Kirchheim 3-2 
 9. Chemnitz 2-3 
 10. Karlsruhe PS 2-3 
 11. Trier 2-3 
 12. Uni Baskets 2-3 
 13. OrangeAcademy 1-4 
 14. Nuernberg 1-4 
 15. Ehingen 1-4 
 16. Baunach 0-5 
Full Standings
Last:10/23/2017
ProB Standings
North
 1. Schalke 5-0 
 2. Bernau 4-1 
 3. Art.Dragons 3-1 
 4. Bochum 3-2 
 5. Rist Wedel 3-2 
 6. ETB Wohnbau 2-3 
 7. Wolfenbuettel 2-3 
 8. Rostock 2-3 
 9. Oldenburg 2-3 
 10. Itzehoe 1-4 
 11. Cuxhaven 1-4 
 12. Stahnsdorf 1-4 
South
 1. Schwelm 5-0 
 2. Dragons 5-1 
 3. Iserlohn 4-1 
 4. Elchingen 4-1 
 5. Giessen 46ers II 3-2 
 6. Fraport SKY II 3-2 
 7. Dresden 2-3 
 8. Bayer Giants 2-3 
 9. FC Bayern II 1-4 
 10. Wuerzburg 1-4 
 11. Coburg 1-4 
 12. Karlsruhe SC 0-5 
Full Standings
Last:10/23/2017
Regionalliga Standings
North
 1. Aschersleben 4-0 
 2. BSW Sixers 4-0 
 3. Bergedorf 3-1 
 4. Vechta II 3-1 
 5. Goetting.ASC 3-1 
 6. Neustadt TSV 2-2 
 7. Rendsburg 2-2 
 8. Weser Bsk/BTS 2-2 
 9. Wusterhausen 1-2 
 10. ALBA Berlin II 0-3 
 11. Stade 0-3 
 12. Westerstede 0-3 
 13. Ebstorf 0-4 
South-East
 1. TSV Troester 4-0 
 2. Vilsbiburg 4-0 
 3. Oberhaching 3-1 
 4. Muenchen OSB 3-1 
 5. Treuchtlingen 3-1 
 6. Gotha II 3-1 
 7. Leitershofen 2-2 
 8. Schwabing 1-3 
 9. Ansbach 1-3 
 10. Bamberg 1-3 
 11. Rosenheim 1-3 
 12. Herzogenaurach 1-3 
 13. Zwickau 1-3 
 14. Jena II 0-4 
South-West
 1. Saarlouis/Dilling.. 4-0 
 2. Schwenningen 3-1 
 3. Tuebingen II 3-1 
 4. Crailsheim II 2-1 
 5. Langen 2-1 
 6. Speyer 2-1 
 7. Fellbach 2-2 
 8. Koblenz 2-2 
 9. Stuttgart 2-2 
 10. Kaiserslautern 2-2 
 11. Lich II 1-2 
 12. Kronberg 1-3 
 13. Limburg 1-3 
 14. Mainz 1-3 
 15. Eisbaeren 0-4 
West
 1. Grevenbroich 6-0 
 2. Hertener Loewen 6-0 
 3. Muenster 6-0 
 4. Herford 5-1 
 5. Hagen BG 5-2 
 6. Recklinghausen 3-3 
 7. Duesseldorf 3-3 
 8. Salzkotten 3-4 
 9. Kamp-Lintfort 2-5 
 10. Ibbenbueren 1-5 
 11. Bonn II 1-6 
 12. Hagen-Haspe 1-6 
 13. Dorsten 0-7 
Full Standings
Last:10/18/2017
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 
Full Standings
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
$$Euroleague Standings
 1 Khimki 2-0 
 2 Maccabi T-A 2-0 
 3 Olympiacos 2-0 
 4 Real Madrid 2-0 
 5 FC Barcelona 1-1 
 6 Crvena Zvezda 1-1 
 7 Zalgiris 1-1 
 8 Unicaja 1-1 
 9 CSKA 1-1 
 10 Valencia 1-1 
 11 Fenerbahce 1-1 
 12 Panathinaikos 1-1 
 13 Anadolu Efes 0-2 
 14 Baskonia 0-2 
 15 Brose Bask. 0-2 
 16 EA7 Armani 0-2 
$$ANGT Standings
 1 ALBA Berlin 0-0 
 2 Bayern U18 0-0 
 3 BBA U18 0-0 
 4 Cedevita U18 0-0 
 5 CFBB 0-0 
 6 Cibona U18 0-0 
 7 Cr.Zvezda U18 0-0 
 8 CSKA U18 0-0 
 9 Darussafaka U18 0-0 
 10 Estudiantes U18 0-0 
 11 FCB U18 0-0 
 12 Fenerbahce U18 0-0 
 13 GBA U18 0-0 
 14 Gran Canaria U18 0-0 
 15 Joventut U18 0-0 
 16 L.Rytas U18 0-0 
 17 Las Palmas U18 0-0 
 18 LHospitalet U18 0-0 
 19 Macc.TA U18 0-0 
 20 Mega Bemax U18 0-0 
 21 Panathinaikos U18 0-0 
 22 Partizan U18 0-0 
 23 Real Madrid U18 0-0 
 24 Seville U18 0-0 
 25 Skyliners U18 0-0 
 26 Spars U18 0-0 
 27 Stellazzurra U18 0-0 
 28 U.Olimpija U18 0-0 
 29 Unicaja U18 0-0 
 30 USK U18 0-0 
 31 VEF U18 0-0 
 32 Zalgiris U18 0-0 
Last:10/20/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Darussafaka 2-0 
 2 Fiat TO 2-0 
 3 Unics 2-0 
 4 Andorra 0-2 
 5 Cedevita 0-2 
 6 Paris-Levallois 0-2 
Group B
 1 B.Muenchen 2-0 
 2 Buducnost 2-0 
 3 Grissin Bon RE 1-1 
 4 Lietkabelis 1-1 
 5 Galatasaray 0-2 
 6 Hapoel J-M 0-2 
Group C
 1 Lokomotiv 2-0 
 2 Limoges 1-1 
 3 RETAbet BB 1-1 
 4 ALBA 1-1 
 5 Lietuvos rytas 1-1 
 6 Partizan NIS 0-2 
Group D
 1 ASVEL 1-1 
 2 Dolomiti En. TR 1-1 
 3 Gran Canaria 1-1 
 4 Ratiopharm 1-1 
 5 Tofas 1-1 
 6 Zenit 1-1 
Last:10/19/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 2-0 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 2-0 
 3 UCAM Murcia 2-0 
 4 Enisey 1-1 
 5 EWE Baskets 1-1 
 6 Banco di Srd 0-2 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-2 
 8 Juventus 0-2 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 2-0 
 2 Neptunas 2-0 
 3 Iberostar Tener. 1-1 
 4 Ventspils 1-1 
 5 Chalon 1-1 
 6 Ludwigsburg 1-1 
 7 Betaland Cdo 0-2 
 8 PAOK 0-2 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 2-0 
 2 Estudiantes 2-0 
 3 Umana VE 1-1 
 4 AEK 1-1 
 5 Strasbourg 1-1 
 6 Banvit BK 1-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-2 
 8 Rosa 0-2 
Group D
 1 Nanterre 2-0 
 2 CEZ Nymburk 1-1 
 3 Besiktas 1-1 
 4 Scandone AV 1-1 
 5 Stelmet 1-1 
 6 Aris 1-1 
 7 Oostende 1-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-2 
Last:10/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Robin BENZING
  Wuerzburg
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Benzing, Wuerzburg19.5 
 2. Allen, EWE Baskets18.7 
 3. Scrubb, Fraport SKY18.0 
 4. Eatherton, Braunsch.16.8 
 5. Mahalbasic, EWE B.16.3 
 6. Rush, Goettingen16.0 
 7. Landis, Giessen .15.8 
 8. Paulding, EWE B.15.8 
 9. Marei, Bayreuth15.7 
 10. Jones, MBC15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Assem MAREI
  Bayreuth
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 9
 1. Marei, Bayreuth9.0 
 2. Bryant, Giessen .8.8 
 3. Pinkins, MBC8.3 
 4. Mitrovic, Brose B.7.8 
 5. Harangody, Ratio.7.5 
 6. Eatherton, Braunsch.7.5 
 7. Pantelic, MBC6.8 
 8. Ibekwe, Oettinge.6.8 
 9. Gamble, Telekom .6.6 
 10. Sikma, ALBA6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Jordan, Walter T.7.8 
 2. Hatten, MBC7.0 
 3. Stockton, Goett.6.0 
 4. Siva, ALBA6.0 
 5. Zisis, Brose Bask.5.5 
 6. Walkup, Ludwigsb.5.0 
 7. Webster, Fraport .5.0 
 8. McConnell, EWE B.4.8 
 9. Guenther, Ratio.4.8 
 10. Redding, B.Mue.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.5 
 2. Hobbs, B.Muenchen2.2 
 3. Bartolo, Telekom .2.2 
 4. Lo, Brose Bask.2.0 
 5. Saibou, ALBA1.9 
 6. Sikma, ALBA1.9 
 7. Jaramaz, Oettinge.1.8 
 8. Davis, Giessen .1.8 
 9. Mahalbasic, EWE B.1.8 
 10. Obasohan, Oettinge.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekenechukwu IBEKWE
  Oettinge.
  (207-C-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Ibekwe, Oettinge.2.7 
 2. Eatherton, Braunsch.2.3 
 3. Carter, Goettingen1.8 
 4. Wohlfarth-B., Fraport.1.8 
 5. Pantelic, MBC1.7 
 6. Gamble, Telekom .1.4 
 7. Harangody, Ratio.1.2 
 8. Bryant, Giessen .1.2 
 9. Giffey, ALBA1.1 
 10. Pinkins, MBC1.0 
Player of the Week

 Luke Sikma
  ALBA
  ( 203-F-89 )
  

 Sebastian Herrera
  Crailsheim
  ( 193-SF-97 )
  

 Hayden Lescault
  Elchingen
  ( 196-G-92 )
  

 Dijon Smith
  Hertener Loewen
  ( 203-F/C-89 )
  
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German Basketball (Men)

Next Round Schedule

Round 7 (Regular Season)

Brose Bask. Oct.29 ALBA 56%
B.Muenchen 53% Oct.27 Fraport SKY
Bayreuth Oct.27 Giessen 46er 54%
Oettinger R Oct.27 Braunschweig 66%
Jena Oct.27 Ludwigsburg 71%
MBC 74% Oct.27 Goettingen
Wuerzburg 69% Oct.27 EWE Baskets
Walter Tiger Oct.27 Telekom Bsk 82%
Ratiopharm 70% Oct.27 Bremerhaven
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Round 6 (Regular Season)

Heidelberg 58% Oct.30 Kirchheim
Chemnitz 58% Oct.29 Trier
Ehingen Oct.29 Karlsruhe P 53%
Uni Baskets Oct.29 Vechta 81%
Hamburg 92% Oct.28 Nuernberg
Koeln Rh.Sta Oct.28 Crailsheim 51%
OrangeAcad. Oct.28 Phoenix Hage 88%
Hanau 95% Oct.28 Baunach
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Round 6 (Regular Season)

North
Wolfenbuette Oct.28 Schalke 84%
Bochum 52% Oct.28 Art.Dragons
Stahnsdorf Oct.28 ETB Wohnbau 54%
Rist Wedel 50% Oct.28 Bernau
Rostock 53% Oct.28 Oldenburg
Itzehoe 57% Oct.28 Cuxhaven
South
Dresden 92% Oct.28 Karlsruhe S
FC Bayern I Oct.28 Schwelm 91%
Dragons 66% Oct.28 Fraport SKY
Elchingen 66% Oct.28 Giessen 46e
Coburg 70% Oct.28 Wuerzburg
Iserlohn 83% Oct.28 Bayer Giants
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Round 6 (Regular Season)

North
Stade Oct.22 BSW Sixers 99%
Westerstede 60% Oct.21 Rendsburg
Vechta II Oct.21 Bergedorf 51%
ALBA Berlin Oct.21 Weser Bsk/B 78%
Wusterhausen Oct.21 Goetting.AS 79%
Ebstorf Oct.21 Aschersleben 99%
South-East
Jena II Oct.21 Rosenheim 66%
Gotha II 77% Oct.21 Schwabing
Zwickau 56% Oct.21 Ansbach
Vilsbiburg 55% Oct.21 TSV Troeste
Treuchtlinge 59% Oct.21 Muenchen OS
Leitershofen Oct.21 Oberhaching 54%
Herzogenaura Oct.21 Bamberg 57%
South-West
Fellbach Oct.22 Lich II 53%
Kaiserslaute 76% Oct.22 Mainz
Kronberg Oct.22 Speyer 74%
Crailsheim 58% Oct.21 Langen
Koblenz 93% Oct.21 Eisbaeren
Schwenningen 62% Oct.21 Stuttgart
Limburg Oct.21 Saarlouis/Di 89%
West
Bonn II 90% Oct.21 Dorsten
Duesseldorf 50% Oct.21 Hagen BG
Hagen-Haspe Oct.21 Kamp-Lintfor 66%
Grevenbroich 97% Oct.21 Ibbenbueren
Hertener Loe 58% Oct.21 Muenster
Herford 80% Oct.21 Recklinghaus
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Round 3 (Regular Season)

North-East
Eisbaeren Br 80% Oct.22 Uni Baskets
Young Dragon 57% Oct.22 BG Goettinge
Piraten Hamb 98% Oct.22 Junior Loewe
ALBA Berlin 80% Oct.22 BA Weser-Em
North-West
Ruhr 50% Oct.22 Phoenix Hage
Schoder Juni 57% Oct.22 RheinStars K
Team Bonn/Rh Oct.22 Eintracht Fr 89%
South-East
Rockets Goth 97% Oct.22 Crailsheim M
Nuernberg Fa 81% Oct.22 MBC Junior
Wuerzburg Ak 93% Oct.22 NINERS Acad
TSV Troeste 79% Oct.22 Science City
South-West
ratiopharm U 54% Oct.22 FC Bayern
Young Tigers Oct.22 Muenchen Aka 90%
Allgau/Memmi 56% Oct.22 BG Karlsruhe
Ludwigsburg 98% Oct.22 Team Ursprin
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Round 3 (Regular Season)

CSKA 58% Oct.25 Panathinaiko
Fenerbahce 92% Oct.25 Anadolu Efes
Baskonia Oct.25 Valencia 89%
Unicaja 93% Oct.25 Brose Bask.
Khimki 81% Oct.24 Crvena Zvezd
Maccabi T-A 56% Oct.24 Olympiacos
FC Barcelona 58% Oct.24 Zalgiris
Real Madrid 99% Oct.24 EA7 Armani
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Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Cedevita 58% Oct.25 Andorra
Paris-Levall Oct.25 Fiat TO 97%
Darussafaka 59% Oct.25 Unics
Group B
Buducnost 99% Oct.25 Galatasaray
Lietkabelis 56% Oct.25 Grissin Bon
Hapoel J-M Oct.25 B.Muenchen 97%
Group C
Limoges 59% Oct.25 ALBA
Lietuvos ryt Oct.25 Lokomotiv 76%
RETAbet BB 94% Oct.25 Partizan NI
Group D
Ratiopharm 54% Oct.25 Gran Canaria
Dolomiti En 56% Oct.25 Tofas
ASVEL 60% Oct.25 Zenit
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John Bowler

John Bowler (206-F-84, agency: Limelight Hoops, college: E.Michigan) is a 28 year old 206cm center from Chicago that has announced his retirement. He played at Eastern Michigan from 2002-2006. His best season was his senior year where he played 28 games averaging 20.1ppg, 10.8rpg, 2.5apg, FG: 54.9%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 72.3%. He came to The Telekom Baskets Bonn in 2006 where he played until 2010. His best season was 2007-2008 where he played 39 games averaging 12.1ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 41.9%, FT: 70.5%. He reached two BBL finals and one BBL Cup final. He played for EnBW Ludwigsburg (Germany-1.Bundesliga) from 2010-2012 playing 18 games: 11.1ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 51.1%, 3PT-3 (50.0%), FT: 79.2%. He was voted most liekable player in the Beko BBL in 2008. He spoke to eurobasket about his basketball career.

John you have retired from professional basketball. How tough was it making this decision?

It was extremely tough and the hardest decision I have ever had to make in my entire life. I love basketball and I will be involved in basketball for the rest of my life but I had to make the decision that was best for my family and I.

You only played six professional seasons. In mind you must feel too young to be retiring or not?

I prefer to look at the positives and not on things I haven't had. Yes I would have loved to have played more but I had a great career. I was given a great opportunity to play professional basketball and I played 6 phenomenal seasons at some of the highest levels of basketball with the best teammates, coaches, and fans. Some don't even get the chance to play. So I feel that I am blessed and had an awesome career.


It was stated that you retired because of family reasons. You had an injury last season with EnBW Ludwigsburg. Could you still have played physically?

Yes. 100%. I was ready to play and had a great rehab.


You played six seasons in Germany. Obviously you enjoyed your time in Germany, but did you ever think about playing in another country?

Yeah we considered changing countries a couple of times. In the end, The BBL is very professional. Plus I felt that the BBL has some of the best competition in the world. It seemed like any team could win on any night. I loved all the things that the league had to offer.


Your most success as a professional came with the Telekom Baskets Bonn reaching the finals in 2008 and 2009. How many solutions have you come up in the last three years about how Bonn could have won game five against Oldenburg?

One of my biggest regrets is that I couldn't help bring a championship to Bonn. Time has helped heal the wounds of the finals loses. In 2008, we had some injury problems and we ran out of steam. In 2009, We came within a few possessions of winning. It was a great series and both teams fought so hard. I could talk about a thousand things we could have done in any of those games but it's in the past. Of course I wish we could have won the championship but I am still proud of everything we accomplished.

You played with some very talented guys in Bonn. If you had to choose one teammate who would you choose as your best teammate in those four years?

I had a lot of great teammates and friends while playing in Bonn and they all brought a lot to the table. Jason Gardner taught me a ton about competing and leading. His game was really smooth. It always looked easy and he was a great floor leader. But the guy that I loved playing with the most was Ronnie Burrell. Even though our games are very different we really clicked. From the beginning, It felt like we were always on the same page.


What is the most important thing that you could learn from head coach Michael Koch?

First off I would love to thank him for the opportunity to play professionally. He helped me achieve some great things and believed in my abilities. I really appreciate that. The thing he does best is his approach of staying in the moment. One game at a time. The next game is always the most important one. He also did an awesome job of getting us to respond after a loss. The game is over and we can't change it now. Let's focus on the next task as hand. Also he kept us fresh. We were at our best on game day.


Many would like to see him as the new German national coach. Could you see him taking over the reigns?

I have been saying that for years. I think he is the most logical and best option.

I always enjoyed watching you play, because you had those classy old school moves. Did you and Chris Ensminger teach each other some new moves that you hadnt had?

We had some great battles in the year we played together in Bonn. He obviously has tons of experience and was willing to share it. He taught me a lot as a player. What a lot of people don't know is that Chris isn't as intense off the court as he is when he plays. He is a person that you hate when he is on another team and you love when he is on your team. Just ask the Bonn fans. They know what I'm talking about.

How did Bernd Kruel get you to laugh?

He always had me laughing. We roomed together in Bonn on road trips and he always would have me laughing about everything. He is a great guy and teammate.

The last two seasons werent the most easy ones in Ludwigsburg. Could you take anything positive out of those two years?

We had some major ups and downs. The first was a step in the right direction but we just barely missed the playoffs. In the second year, we just couldn't finish close games. Then we started to have some injury problems, and it just seemed like things unraveled. I always feel like we could take positives from every situation. The biggest positive from those seasons is that we never gave up. We fought till the very last game both years and it showed.

Who was the most difficult player that you had to battle with in the Beko BBL?

Adam Chubb and Darren Fenn. I loved playing against those guys because they were both great players. Chubb because of his ability is finish around the rim and his athletic abilities. Darren because of his ability to score in a variety of ways. Also it seemed like we always kept playing against each other in the playoffs.


How would you like to have basketball fans remember the player John Bowler?

I wish everyone would remember me as a person who gave it all and left his heart on the floor. A player who never gave up and played with passion while doing everything I could to win. I feel like I played like that every night and I hope fans appreciate how hard I played.


Are the Chicago Cubs ever going to win a World Series in our lifetime? Sorry John about that question.

Someday we will win. Every year is our year. When we do win it, I will make sure you hear from me Miles.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The Dark Knight Rises

Thanks for the chat John. All the best for you!!
  




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