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BBL Standings
 1. Ratiopharm 18-1 
 2. Brose Bask. 17-1 
 3. B.Muenchen 16-3 
 4. ALBA 14-5 
 5. Bayreuth 13-5 
 6. EWE Baskets 10-8 
 7. Telekom Bsk 10-9 
 8. Giessen 46ers 10-9 
 9. Ludwigsburg 9-9 
 10. Jena 8-10 
 11. Goettingen 8-10 
 12. Fraport SKY 7-11 
 13. Wuerzburg 6-12 
 14. Bremerhaven 5-11 
 15. Braunschweig 4-14 
 16. Walter Tigers 4-15 
 17. Vechta 2-17 
 18. Phoenix Hagen 0-11 
Full Standings
Last:1/23/2017
ProA Standings
 1. MBC 17-2 
 2. Crailsheim 14-4 
 3. Kirchheim 14-5 
 4. Chemnitz 13-5 
 5. Heidelberg 12-7 
 6. Hanau 11-7 
 7. Oettinger R. 10-8 
 8. Trier 10-9 
 9. Koeln Rh.Stars 9-10 
 10. Hamburg 8-11 
 11. Uni Baskets 8-11 
 12. Nuernberg 7-12 
 13. Baunach 5-13 
 14. Ehingen 5-14 
 15. ETB Wohnbau 5-14 
 16. Dresden 2-18 
Full Standings
Last:1/22/2017
ProB Standings
North
 1. Bernau 11-5 
 2. Art.Dragons 11-5 
 3. Oldenburg 11-5 
 4. Bochum 10-6 
 5. Iserlohn 10-6 
 6. Schalke 8-8 
 7. Itzehoe 8-8 
 8. Rist Wedel 7-9 
 9. Rostock 7-9 
 10. Stahnsdorf 5-11 
 11. Wolfenbuettel 5-11 
 12. Recklinghausen 3-13 
South
 1. Karlsruhe PS 13-3 
 2. Weissenhorn 11-5 
 3. Bayer Giants 11-5 
 4. Elchingen 10-5 
 5. FC Bayern II 9-6 
 6. Karlsruhe BG 8-7 
 7. Dragons 7-9 
 8. Licher Baeren 6-10 
 9. Wuerzburg 6-10 
 10. Fraport SKY II 5-10 
 11. Leipzig 5-11 
 12. Noerdlingen 3-13 
Full Standings
Last:1/23/2017
Regionalliga Standings
North
 1. RW Cuxhaven 9-1 
 2. Stade 9-2 
 3. BSW Sixers 9-3 
 4. Vechta II 7-5 
 5. Aschersleben 6-4 
 6. Rendsburg 5-6 
 7. Westerstede 4-7 
 8. Weser Bsk/BTS 4-9 
 9. Hannover Korb. 3-7 
 10. ALBA Berlin II 3-9 
 11. Wusterhausen 3-9 
South-East
 1. Coburg 13-1 
 2. Treuchtlingen 12-2 
 3. Bad Aibling 12-4 
 4. Vilsbiburg 11-5 
 5. TSV Troester 11-5 
 6. Schwabing 9-7 
 7. Ansbach 7-9 
 8. Oberhaching 7-9 
 9. Jena II 7-9 
 10. Rosenheim 6-10 
 11. Zwickau 5-11 
 12. Leitershofen 5-11 
 13. Herzogenaurach 3-13 
 14. Bayreuth II 2-14 
South-West
 1. Schwenningen 14-2 
 2. Koblenz 11-5 
 3. Karlsruhe SC 11-5 
 4. Limburg 11-5 
 5. Speyer 10-6 
 6. Lich II 9-6 
 7. Langen 8-8 
 8. Fellbach 8-8 
 9. Mainz 6-10 
 10. Tuebingen II 6-10 
 11. Saarlouis/Dillingen 5-11 
 12. Stuttgart 5-11 
 13. Kaiserslautern 4-12 
 14. Heidelberg USC 3-12 
West
 1. Schwelm 14-3 
 2. Hagen BG 13-4 
 3. Muenster 13-4 
 4. Grevenbroich 11-5 
 5. Dorsten 11-6 
 6. Salzkotten 10-7 
 7. Duesseldorf 8-9 
 8. Bonn II 8-9 
 9. Herford 7-9 
 10. Ibbenbueren 7-10 
 11. Hertener Loewen 6-11 
 12. Frintrop 5-12 
 13. Hagen-Haspe 3-14 
 14. Bielefeld 2-15 
Full Standings
Last:1/23/2017
2.Regionalliga Standings
North-East
 1. Tiergarten 11-1 
 2. Berlin SSC 9-3 
 3. Charlottenburg 9-3 
 4. Zehlendorf 9-3 
 5. Stahnsdorf 2 5-6 
 6. Halle USV 5-7 
 7. Berlin SV 4-6 
 8. Wolmirstedt 4-7 
 9. Cottbus 4-8 
 10. Hermsdorf 4-8 
 11. ALBA Berlin III 3-7 
 12. Koepenick 2-10 
North-North
 1. Bergedorf 10-1 
 2. Hamburg-West 8-3 
 3. Bramfelder 7-2 
 4. Ebstorf 7-3 
 5. Eimsbuetteler 6-5 
 6. Rostock 6-5 
 7. Rist Wedel 2 5-6 
 8. Einfeld 3-6 
 9. Kieler 3-8 
 10. Kronshagen 3-8 
 11. Luebecker 2-7 
 12. Bremerhaven 2-8 
North-West
 1. Neustadt TSV 9-1 
 2. Wolfenbuettel 9-2 
 3. Goetting.ASC 8-2 
 4. Bramsche TuS 8-3 
 5. Goetting.BG II 7-4 
 6. Quakenbrueck 7-4 
 7. Oldenburg II 5-6 
 8. Buergerfelder 4-7 
 9. Osnabruecker TB 3-8 
 10. Weende-Goet. 3-8 
 11. Hameln 1-10 
 12. Langenhagen 1-10 
Southeast-North
 1. Gotha II 11-0 
 2. Bamberg 8-3 
 3. Wuerzburg Trop. 8-3 
 4. Neustadt DJK 7-4 
 5. Litzendorf 6-5 
 6. Chemnitz II 5-6 
 7. Dresden Tit.2 5-6 
 8. Erfurt 5-6 
 9. Neumarkt 5-6 
 10. Regensburg 3-8 
 11. Regnitztal 3-8 
 12. Nuernberg 0-11 
Southeast-South
 1. Muenchen Bsk 9-2 
 2. Muenchen OSB 9-2 
 3. Dachau 8-3 
 4. Leitershofen/S. II 8-4 
 5. Landsberg 6-5 
 6. Muenchen DJK 6-5 
 7. Passau 6-5 
 8. Jahn Freising 5-6 
 9. MIL Baskets 5-6 
 10. Schrobenhausen 3-9 
 11. Slama Jama 2-9 
 12. Ingolstadt 0-11 
Southwest-B-W
 1. Crailsheim II 11-2 
 2. Mannheim 11-2 
 3. Haiterbach 10-3 
 4. Kirchheim/Teck 10-3 
 5. Schwaebisch H. 10-3 
 6. Moehringen 7-6 
 7. Ulm BB 7-6 
 8. Heidelberg-Kir. 5-8 
 9. Reutlingen 4-9 
 10. Urspring 4-9 
 11. Karlsruhe PS II 3-10 
 12. Ludwigsb.BSG 3-10 
 13. Remseck 3-10 
 14. Stuttgart ESV 3-10 
Southwest-North
 1. Kronberg 10-2 
 2. Bergstrasse 10-3 
 3. Horchheim 8-5 
 4. Koblenz 2 7-5 
 5. Volklingen 7-5 
 6. Giessen 7-6 
 7. Langen II 7-6 
 8. Bensheim 6-6 
 9. Trier 2 6-7 
 10. Rossdorf 5-8 
 11. Kassel 4-9 
 12. Frankfurt Makk. 3-10 
 13. Bad Kreuznach 2-10 
West 1
 1. Bad Muenstereifel 7-1 
 2. Kamp-Lintfort 7-1 
 3. Deutzer 6-2 
 4. Sechtem SG 6-2 
 5. Barmer TV 4-4 
 6. Bonn-MTuS 4-4 
 7. Duesseldorf II 4-4 
 8. Leichlinger TV 3-5 
 9. Koeln II 2-6 
 10. Wuppertal 2-6 
 11. Zuelpich 2-6 
 12. Hilden 1-7 
West 2
 1. Westfalen M. 9-0 
 2. Wulfen 7-2 
 3. Dortmund 6-3 
 4. Bochum II 5-4 
 5. Muenster 2 5-4 
 6. Paderborn II 4-5 
 7. Schwelm II 4-5 
 8. Hagen BG 2 4-6 
 9. Hagen TSV 3-6 
 10. Bulmke 2-7 
 11. Werne 1-8 
Last:1/10/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 14-4 
 2 Real Madrid 13-5 
 3 Olympiacos 13-5 
 4 Baskonia 11-7 
 5 Fenerbahce 11-7 
 6 Panathinaikos 10-8 
 7 Darussafaka 10-8 
 8 Crvena Zvezda 10-8 
 9 FC Barcelona 8-10 
 10 Anadolu Efes 8-10 
 11 Unics 7-11 
 12 Brose Bask. 7-11 
 13 Maccabi T-A 6-12 
 14 Zalgiris 6-12 
 15 EA7 Armani 5-13 
 16 Galatasaray 5-13 
Last:1/20/2017
Eurocup Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. Lokomotiv 3-0 
 2. UCAM Murcia 1-2 
 3. Gran Canaria 1-2 
 4. Fuenlabrada 1-2 
Group F
 1. B.Muenchen 3-0 
 2. Khimky 2-1 
 3. Lietkabelis 1-2 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-3 
Group G
 1. Zenit 2-1 
 2. Hapoel J-M 2-1 
 3. Lietuvos rytas 1-2 
 4. N.Novgorod 1-2 
Group H
 1. Valencia 3-0 
 2. Unicaja 2-1 
 3. ALBA 1-2 
 4. Cedevita 0-3 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/19/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 11-2 
 2 Banvit BK 10-3 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 9-4 
 4 Aris 8-5 
 5 Fraport SKY 6-7 
 6 Ironi Nahariya 5-8 
 7 Helios 2-11 
 8 Bakken 1-12 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 9-4 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 8-5 
 3 Umana VE 8-5 
 4 Avtodor 6-7 
 5 Oradea 6-7 
 6 Kataja Basket 6-7 
 7 Maccabi Rishon 6-7 
 8 Khimik 3-10 
Group C
 1 ASVEL 10-3 
 2 EWE Baskets 9-4 
 3 Neptunas 9-4 
 4 Ventspils 7-6 
 5 PAOK 6-7 
 6 Usak 4-9 
 7 Openjobmetis V. 4-9 
 8 Rosa Radom 3-10 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 10-3 
 2 Scandone AV 9-4 
 3 Strasbourg 8-5 
 4 Juventus 8-5 
 5 Oostende 5-8 
 6 Cibona 5-8 
 7 Mega Leks 4-9 
 8 Mornar Bar 3-10 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 11-2 
 2 AEK Athens 8-5 
 3 Partizan 8-5 
 4 Ludwigsburg 8-5 
 5 Banco di Srd 6-7 
 6 Spirou 5-8 
 7 Stelmet ZG 4-9 
 8 Szolnok 2-11 
Last:1/19/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group K
 1 Chalon 5-0 
 2 Gaziantep 4-1 
 3 Sodertalje 1-4 
 4 Targu Mures 0-5 
Group L
 1 Demir IBB 4-1 
 2 Antwerp 3-2 
 3 Gravelines 2-3 
 4 Prievidza 1-4 
Group M
 1 Telekom Bsk 4-1 
 2 Vytautas 4-1 
 3 Oberwart 1-4 
 4 Apoel 1-4 
Group N
 1 Nanterre 4-1 
 2 Kormend 3-2 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 2-3 
 4 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-4 
Group O
 1 Alba 4-1 
 2 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 3-2 
 3 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-3 
 4 BK Pardubice 1-4 
Group P
 1 Enisey 4-1 
 2 Lukoil Acad. 3-2 
 3 Groningen 3-2 
 4 Benfica 0-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/18/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.1 
 2. Knight, Jena18.4 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen18.3 
 4. Kikanovic, ALBA17.8 
 5. Jenkins, Jena16.5 
 6. Qvale, EWE Baskets16.3 
 7. Thompson, Telekom .16.1 
 8. Odum, Wuerzburg15.8 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen15.7 
 10. Paulding, EWE B.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Owen KLASSEN
  Phoenix .
  (208-C/F-91)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Klassen, Phoenix .7.8 
 2. Pierre, Braunsch.7.7 
 3. Plaisted, Phoenix .7.3 
 4. McGhee, Walter T.7.2 
 5. Eatherton, Goett.7.1 
 6. Knight, Jena6.9 
 7. Cooley, Ludwigsb.6.9 
 8. Standharding., Vec.6.8 
 9. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.4 
 10. Marei, Bayreuth6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.6 
 2. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.8 
 4. Odum, Wuerzburg6.4 
 5. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.6.1 
 6. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 7. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.8 
 8. Siva, ALBA5.4 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen5.0 
 10. Hulls, Bremerhaven4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Chris KRAMER
  EWE B.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Kramer, EWE B.2.5 
 2. Robertson, Fraport .2.3 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 5. Stewart, Walter T.1.8 
 6. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 7. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.7 
 8. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 9. Anderson, Bayreuth1.6 
 10. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Geoffrey GROSELLE
  Braunsch.
  (212-C-93)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Groselle, Braunsch.1.5 
 2. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.3 
 3. Theis, Brose Bask.1.2 
 4. Gamble, Telekom .1.1 
 5. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.0 
 6. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 7. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 8. Ibekwe, Fraport .0.9 
 9. Gaffney, ALBA0.9 
 10. Elliott, Bremerhaven0.9 
Player of the Week

 Raymar Morgan
  Ratiopharm
  ( 203-F/C-100-88 )
  

 Michael Fleischmann
  Chemnitz
  ( 205-F-101-86 )
  

 Kaimyn Pruitt
  Itzehoe
  ( 203-F-111-90 )
  
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Round 20 (Regular Season)

ALBA 70% Jan.29 Giessen 46er
Fraport SKY 77% Jan.29 Walter Tiger
Bremerhaven 56% Jan.29 Jena
Ludwigsburg 63% Jan.29 Bayreuth
Vechta Jan.29 Brose Bask. 97%
Braunschweig Jan.28 EWE Baskets 72%
Goettingen Jan.28 Ratiopharm 85%
Wuerzburg Jan.27 B.Muenchen 86%
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Round 19 (Regular Season)

Oettinger R Jan.24 Crailsheim 57%
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Round 17 (Regular Season)

North
Wolfenbuette 60% Jan.29 Recklinghaus
Rist Wedel Jan.29 Art.Dragons 56%
Bochum 54% Jan.29 Itzehoe
Stahnsdorf Jan.29 Oldenburg 79%
Bernau 50% Jan.28 Rostock
Iserlohn 58% Jan.28 Schalke
South
FC Bayern I 58% Jan.30 Weissenhorn
Wuerzburg Jan.29 Karlsruhe P 67%
Fraport SKY Jan.28 Dragons 56%
Karlsruhe B 65% Jan.28 Noerdlingen
Elchingen 73% Jan.28 Leipzig
Licher Baere Jan.28 Bayer Giants 68%
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Round 18 (Regular Season)

North
Westerstede 72% Jan.28 Hannover Kor
Aschersleben Jan.28 RW Cuxhaven 60%
South-East
Zwickau 64% Jan.28 Jena II
TSV Troeste 89% Jan.28 Herzogenaura
Rosenheim 55% Jan.28 Leitershofen
Treuchtlinge 70% Jan.28 Bad Aibling
Vilsbiburg 71% Jan.28 Oberhaching
Ansbach 80% Jan.28 Bayreuth II
Schwabing Jan.28 Coburg 75%
South-West
Kaiserslaute 60% Jan.29 Fellbach
Heidelberg Jan.28 Speyer 72%
Karlsruhe S 59% Jan.28 Schwenningen
Koblenz 74% Jan.28 Lich II
Mainz 51% Jan.28 Langen
Tuebingen I 65% Jan.28 Saarlouis/Di
Limburg 74% Jan.28 Stuttgart
West
Frintrop Jan.28 Grevenbroich 80%
Bielefeld Jan.28 Ibbenbueren 65%
Hagen-Haspe Jan.28 Hertener Loe 65%
Duesseldorf 57% Jan.28 Bonn II
Herford Jan.28 Salzkotten 62%
Schwelm 68% Jan.28 Dorsten
Muenster Jan.28 Hagen BG 52%
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Round 19 (Regular Season)

Anadolu Efes Jan.25 Darussafaka 61%
Brose Bask. Jan.25 Real Madrid 78%
EA7 Armani Jan.25 Olympiacos 78%
Zalgiris Jan.25 CSKA 83%
Galatasaray 68% Jan.24 Maccabi T-A
Baskonia Jan.24 Crvena Zvezd 53%
Panathinaiko 58% Jan.24 FC Barcelona
Unics Jan.24 Fenerbahce 51%
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Round 4 (Second Stage)

Group E
Fuenlabrada Jan.25 Lokomotiv 84%
UCAM Murcia Jan.25 Gran Canaria 55%
Group F
Khimky 95% Jan.25 Ratiopharm
Lietkabelis Jan.25 B.Muenchen 86%
Group G
Hapoel J-M 58% Jan.25 Zenit
Lietuvos ryt 71% Jan.25 N.Novgorod
Group H
Cedevita Jan.25 ALBA 87%
Valencia 76% Jan.25 Unicaja
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Round 14 (Regular Season)

Group A
Fraport SKY 59% Jan.25 Ironi Nahari
Helios Jan.25 CEZ Nymburk 87%
Monaco 71% Jan.25 Aris
Bakken Jan.25 Banvit BK 93%
Group B
Avtodor Jan.24 Le Mans 52%
Kataja Bsk Jan.24 Pinar Karsiy 64%
Khimik 52% Jan.24 Macc.Rishon
Umana VE 59% Jan.24 Oradea
Group C
Usak Jan.24 ASVEL 83%
EWE Baskets 77% Jan.24 Openjobmetis
Rosa Radom Jan.24 Neptunas 83%
Ventspils 67% Jan.24 PAOK
Group D
Scandone AV 60% Jan.25 Juventus
Cibona 60% Jan.25 Oostende
Mega Leks Jan.25 Iberostar Te 81%
Mornar Bar Jan.25 Strasbourg 69%
Group E
AEK Athens 82% Jan.25 Stelmet ZG
Banco di Srd Jan.25 Partizan 58%
Spirou 65% Jan.25 Szolnok
Besiktas 74% Jan.25 Ludwigsburg
Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep Jan.25 Chalon 56%
Targu Mures Jan.25 Sodertalje 66%
Group L
Demir IBB 71% Jan.25 Gravelines
Prievidza Jan.25 Antwerp 82%
Group M
Vytautas 59% Jan.25 Telekom Bsk
Tsmoki-Minsk Jan.25 Nanterre 70%
Apoel 69% Jan.25 Oberwart
Group N
Kormend 81% Jan.25 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
BK Pardubice 60% Jan.25 UBT Cluj Na
Alba 64% Jan.24 Pau-Lacq-Ort
Group P
Groningen 56% Jan.25 Lukoil Acad
Benfica Jan.25 Enisey 95%
John Bowler Retires (I Wish Everyone To Remember Me As A Player Who Gave Everything And Left His Heart On The Floor) - Dec 20, 2012


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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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