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BBL Standings
 1. Ratiopharm 17-0 
 2. Brose Bask. 16-1 
 3. B.Muenchen 14-3 
 4. Bayreuth 13-4 
 5. ALBA 12-5 
 6. EWE Baskets 9-8 
 7. Telekom Bsk 9-8 
 8. Ludwigsburg 8-9 
 9. Giessen 46ers 8-9 
 10. Goettingen 7-10 
 11. Fraport SKY 7-10 
 12. Jena 6-11 
 13. Bremerhaven 5-11 
 14. Wuerzburg 5-12 
 15. Braunschweig 4-13 
 16. Walter Tigers 3-14 
 17. Vechta 1-16 
Folded
 1. Phoenix Hagen 0-11 
Full Standings
Last:1/9/2017
ProA Standings
 1. MBC 16-2 
 2. Crailsheim 14-4 
 3. Kirchheim 13-5 
 4. Chemnitz 12-5 
 5. Heidelberg 11-7 
 6. Hanau 10-7 
 7. Oettinger R. 10-8 
 8. Trier 10-8 
 9. Koeln Rh.Stars 9-9 
 10. Hamburg 7-11 
 11. Nuernberg 7-11 
 12. Uni Baskets 7-11 
 13. Baunach 5-12 
 14. Ehingen 5-13 
 15. ETB Wohnbau 5-13 
 16. Dresden 2-17 
Full Standings
Last:1/18/2017
ProB Standings
North
 1. Bernau 11-4 
 2. Iserlohn 10-5 
 3. Art.Dragons 10-5 
 4. Oldenburg 10-5 
 5. Bochum 9-6 
 6. Schalke 7-8 
 7. Rist Wedel 7-8 
 8. Itzehoe 7-8 
 9. Rostock 7-8 
 10. Stahnsdorf 5-10 
 11. Wolfenbuettel 4-11 
 12. Recklinghausen 3-12 
South
 1. Karlsruhe PS 12-3 
 2. Weissenhorn 10-5 
 3. Bayer Giants 10-5 
 4. FC Bayern II 9-5 
 5. Elchingen 9-5 
 6. Karlsruhe BG 8-6 
 7. Dragons 7-8 
 8. Wuerzburg 6-9 
 9. Fraport SKY II 5-9 
 10. Licher Baeren 5-10 
 11. Leipzig 4-11 
 12. Noerdlingen 3-12 
Full Standings
Last:1/16/2017
Regionalliga Standings
North
 1. Stade 9-1 
 2. RW Cuxhaven 8-1 
 3. BSW Sixers 8-3 
 4. Aschersleben 6-4 
 5. Vechta II 6-5 
 6. Rendsburg 5-5 
 7. Weser Bsk/BTS 4-8 
 8. Hannover Korb. 3-6 
 9. Westerstede 3-7 
 10. ALBA Berlin II 3-8 
 11. Wusterhausen 2-9 
South-East
 1. Coburg 13-1 
 2. Treuchtlingen 12-2 
 3. Bad Aibling 12-3 
 4. Vilsbiburg 11-4 
 5. TSV Troester 11-4 
 6. Schwabing 9-6 
 7. Jena II 7-8 
 8. Ansbach 6-9 
 9. Oberhaching 6-9 
 10. Rosenheim 5-10 
 11. Zwickau 4-11 
 12. Leitershofen 4-11 
 13. Herzogenaurach 3-12 
 14. Bayreuth II 1-14 
South-West
 1. Schwenningen 13-2 
 2. Limburg 11-4 
 3. Koblenz 10-5 
 4. Speyer 10-5 
 5. Karlsruhe SC 10-5 
 6. Lich II 9-6 
 7. Langen 8-7 
 8. Fellbach 8-7 
 9. Mainz 5-10 
 10. Tuebingen II 5-10 
 11. Stuttgart 5-10 
 12. Kaiserslautern 4-11 
 13. Saarlouis/Dillingen 4-11 
 14. Heidelberg USC 3-12 
West
 1. Hagen BG 13-3 
 2. Schwelm 13-3 
 3. Muenster 12-4 
 4. Grevenbroich 11-4 
 5. Dorsten 10-6 
 6. Salzkotten 9-7 
 7. Herford 7-8 
 8. Duesseldorf 7-9 
 9. Bonn II 7-9 
 10. Hertener Loewen 6-10 
 11. Ibbenbueren 6-10 
 12. Frintrop 5-11 
 13. Hagen-Haspe 3-13 
 14. Bielefeld 2-14 
Full Standings
Last:1/16/2017
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 13-4 
 2 Real Madrid 12-5 
 3 Olympiacos 12-5 
 4 Baskonia 11-6 
 5 Panathinaikos 10-7 
 6 Fenerbahce 10-7 
 7 Darussafaka 9-8 
 8 Crvena Zvezda 9-8 
 9 Anadolu Efes 8-9 
 10 Brose Bask. 7-10 
 11 Unics 7-10 
 12 FC Barcelona 7-10 
 13 Maccabi T-A 6-11 
 14 Zalgiris 6-11 
 15 Galatasaray 5-12 
 16 EA7 Armani 4-13 
Last:1/13/2017
Eurocup Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. Lokomotiv 2-0 
 2. Fuenlabrada 1-1 
 3. Gran Canaria 1-2 
 4. UCAM Murcia 1-2 
Group F
 1. B.Muenchen 2-0 
 2. Khimky 1-1 
 3. Lietkabelis 1-1 
 4. Ratiopharm 0-2 
Group G
 1. Hapoel J-M 2-0 
 2. Zenit 1-1 
 3. Lietuvos rytas 1-2 
 4. N.Novgorod 1-2 
Group H
 1. Unicaja 2-0 
 2. Valencia 2-0 
 3. ALBA 0-2 
 4. Cedevita 0-2 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/18/2017
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 9-3 
 2 Umana VE 8-4 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 7-5 
 4 Kataja Basket 6-6 
 5 Avtodor 5-7 
 6 Oradea 5-7 
 7 Maccabi Rishon 5-7 
 8 Khimik 3-9 
Group C
 1 ASVEL 10-3 
 2 EWE Baskets 8-4 
 3 Neptunas 8-4 
 4 Ventspils 7-5 
 5 PAOK 6-6 
 6 Usak 4-8 
 7 Openjobmetis V. 3-9 
 8 Rosa Radom 3-10 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 10-3 
 2 Scandone AV 9-4 
 3 Juventus 8-5 
 4 Strasbourg 7-5 
 5 Cibona 5-7 
 6 Oostende 5-8 
 7 Mega Leks 4-9 
 8 Mornar Bar 3-10 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 11-2 
 2 Partizan 8-4 
 3 Ludwigsburg 8-5 
 4 AEK Athens 7-5 
 5 Banco di Srd 6-7 
 6 Spirou 4-8 
 7 Stelmet ZG 4-8 
 8 Szolnok 2-11 
Last:1/17/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group K
 1 Chalon 4-0 
 2 Gaziantep 3-1 
 3 Sodertalje 1-3 
 4 Targu Mures 0-4 
Group L
 1 Antwerp 3-1 
 2 Demir IBB 3-1 
 3 Gravelines 1-3 
 4 Prievidza 1-3 
Group M
 1 Telekom Bsk 3-1 
 2 Vytautas 3-1 
 3 Oberwart 1-3 
 4 Apoel 1-3 
Group N
 1 Kormend 3-1 
 2 Nanterre 3-1 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 1-3 
 4 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-3 
Group O
 1 Alba 3-1 
 2 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-2 
 3 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 2-2 
 4 BK Pardubice 1-3 
Group P
 1 Enisey 3-1 
 2 Lukoil Acad. 3-1 
 3 Groningen 3-2 
 4 Benfica 0-5 
Stage One Standings
Last:1/17/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.4 
 2. Knight, Jena18.4 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen18.3 
 4. Kikanovic, ALBA18.1 
 5. Qvale, EWE Baskets17.0 
 6. Jenkins, Jena16.5 
 7. Thompson, Telekom .16.3 
 8. Odum, Wuerzburg15.8 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen15.7 
 10. Paulding, EWE B.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dyshawn PIERRE
  Braunsch.
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Pierre, Braunsch.7.9 
 2. Klassen, Phoenix .7.8 
 3. Plaisted, Phoenix .7.3 
 4. Eatherton, Goett.7.1 
 5. McGhee, Walter T.7.0 
 6. Cooley, Ludwigsb.6.9 
 7. Knight, Jena6.7 
 8. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.7 
 9. Standharding., Vec.6.6 
 10. Marei, Bayreuth6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.5 
 2. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.7.1 
 4. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.6.4 
 5. Odum, Wuerzburg6.4 
 6. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 7. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.9 
 8. Siva, ALBA5.7 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen5.0 
 10. Hulls, Bremerhaven4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Chris KRAMER
  EWE B.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Kramer, EWE B.2.6 
 2. Robertson, Fraport .2.2 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Stewart, Walter T.1.9 
 5. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 6. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 7. Siva, ALBA1.8 
 8. Anderson, Bayreuth1.7 
 9. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.7 
 10. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Geoffrey GROSELLE
  Braunsch.
  (212-C-93)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Groselle, Braunsch.1.6 
 2. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.3 
 3. Theis, Brose Bask.1.2 
 4. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.1 
 5. Gamble, Telekom .1.1 
 6. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 7. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 8. Southerland, Wuerz.0.9 
 9. Gaffney, ALBA0.9 
 10. Melli, Brose Bask.0.9 
Player of the Week

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

 Michael Fleischmann
  Chemnitz
  (205-F-101)
  

 Kaimyn Pruitt
  Itzehoe
  (203-F-111)
  
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Next Round Schedule

Round 19 (Regular Season)

B.Muenchen 78% Jan.22 Goettingen
Telekom Bsk 63% Jan.22 Wuerzburg
Giessen 46er 88% Jan.22 Vechta
Bremerhaven Jan.21 Ratiopharm 90%
EWE Baskets 51% Jan.21 Fraport SKY
Walter Tiger Jan.21 Jena 66%
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Round 19 (Regular Season)

Oettinger R Jan.24 Crailsheim 57%
Nuernberg 56% Jan.22 Uni Baskets
Heidelberg Jan.22 Trier 54%
Chemnitz 56% Jan.21 Koeln Rh.Sta
Hanau 75% Jan.21 Ehingen
MBC 82% Jan.21 ETB Wohnbau
Kirchheim 94% Jan.21 Dresden
Hamburg 60% Jan.21 Baunach
Dresden Jan.17 Nuernberg 56%
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Round 16 (Regular Season)

North
Bochum Jan.22 Rist Wedel 55%
Stahnsdorf 51% Jan.22 Itzehoe
Oldenburg 63% Jan.22 Iserlohn
Wolfenbuette Jan.21 Rostock 60%
Art.Dragons 79% Jan.21 Recklinghaus
Schalke Jan.21 Bernau 57%
South
Leipzig Jan.22 Karlsruhe B 75%
Weissenhorn 79% Jan.22 Fraport SKY
Wuerzburg 62% Jan.22 Elchingen
FC Bayern I 60% Jan.21 Bayer Giants
Noerdlingen 62% Jan.21 Licher Baere
Karlsruhe P 73% Jan.21 Dragons
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Round 17 (Regular Season)

North
RW Cuxhaven 78% Jan.22 Rendsburg
ALBA Berlin Jan.21 BSW Sixers 82%
Vechta II Jan.21 Stade 67%
Hannover Kor Jan.21 Westerstede 55%
Weser Bsk/B 62% Jan.21 Wusterhausen
South-East
Bad Aibling 88% Jan.22 Rosenheim
Oberhaching Jan.22 Schwabing 63%
Jena II 54% Jan.21 Ansbach
Bayreuth II Jan.21 Vilsbiburg 92%
Leitershofen Jan.21 TSV Troeste 78%
Herzogenaura 55% Jan.21 Zwickau
South-West
Stuttgart 57% Jan.22 Tuebingen I
Fellbach 73% Jan.22 Mainz
Lich II 76% Jan.21 Heidelberg
Saarlouis/Di Jan.21 Kaiserslaute 56%
Speyer Jan.21 Karlsruhe S 55%
Langen Jan.21 Koblenz 53%
Schwenningen 62% Jan.21 Limburg
West
Dorsten 80% Jan.22 Bielefeld
Bonn II 64% Jan.21 Hagen-Haspe
Salzkotten 64% Jan.21 Hertener Loe
Ibbenbueren 71% Jan.21 Frintrop
Grevenbroich 56% Jan.21 Muenster
Herford Jan.21 Schwelm 75%
Hagen BG 84% Jan.20 Duesseldorf
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Round 18 (Regular Season)

Darussafaka 58% Jan.20 Unics
EA7 Armani Jan.20 Galatasaray 58%
Olympiacos 62% Jan.20 Baskonia
Zalgiris Jan.20 Real Madrid 80%
FC Barcelona Jan.19 Anadolu Efes 58%
Fenerbahce 56% Jan.19 Panathinaiko
Maccabi T-A Jan.19 Crvena Zvezd 58%
CSKA 68% Jan.19 Brose Bask.
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Round 4 (Second Stage)

Group E
Fuenlabrada Jan.25 Lokomotiv 75%
UCAM Murcia Jan.25 Gran Canaria 57%
Group F
Khimky 94% Jan.25 Ratiopharm
Lietkabelis Jan.25 B.Muenchen 80%
Group G
Hapoel J-M 81% Jan.25 Zenit
Lietuvos ryt 71% Jan.25 N.Novgorod
Group H
Cedevita 56% Jan.25 ALBA
Valencia 63% Jan.25 Unicaja
Next Round Schedule

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 70%
Kataja Bsk Jan.24 Pinar Karsiy 58%
Khimik 50% Jan.24 Macc.Rishon
Umana VE 75% Jan.24 Oradea
Group C
Usak Jan.24 ASVEL 73%
EWE Baskets 82% Jan.24 Openjobmetis
Rosa Radom Jan.24 Neptunas 72%
Ventspils 67% Jan.24 PAOK
Group D
Scandone AV 59% Jan.25 Juventus
Cibona 63% Jan.25 Oostende
Mega Leks Jan.25 Iberostar Te 81%
Mornar Bar Jan.25 Strasbourg 59%
Group E
AEK Athens 75% Jan.25 Stelmet ZG
Banco di Srd Jan.25 Partizan 60%
Spirou 51% Jan.25 Szolnok
Besiktas 74% Jan.25 Ludwigsburg
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep 95% Jan.18 Targu Mures
Chalon 91% Jan.18 Sodertalje
Group L
Gravelines Jan.18 Antwerp 80%
Demir IBB 88% Jan.18 Prievidza
Group M
Telekom Bsk 85% Jan.18 Oberwart
Vytautas 78% Jan.18 Apoel
Group N
Nanterre 86% Jan.18 Bnei Hertzel
Tsmoki-Minsk Jan.18 Kormend 85%
Group O
Pau-Lacq-Ort 52% Jan.18 UBT Cluj Na
BK Pardubice Jan.18 Alba 75%
Group P
Lukoil Acad 52% Jan.18 Enisey
Alejo Rodriguez (Dragons Rhondorf) I Came To Basketball Because Of A Bet - Jan 30, 2013


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Alejandro
Rodriguez
Alejo Rodriguez (203-C-88, college: Iona) is a 24 year old 203cm forward from the Bronx, New York. He played at Iona (NCAA) from 2006-2011 playing a total of 119 NCAA games. In his senior year he played 36 games: 6.6ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.0apg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 69.9%, FT: 53.8%. Last season as a rookie, he played for the Springfield Armor (D-League): 7 games: 0.7ppg, 2.6rpg, left in Jan.'12, then joined Oviedo Club Baloncesto (Spain-LEB Silver): 5 games: 3.2ppg, 5.6rpg. He spoke to eurobasket after the 73-64 loss against the Fraport Skyliners juniors.

What was your impression of playing in the BCM gym of the Fraport Skyliners? NBA players like Alan Anderson and Carlos Arroyo have played here before.

Oh really I had no idea that those guys had played here. I had a very good impression here. I love our fan support very much. It seemed like we had more fans than Frankfurt did. We have very diehard fans and I really appreciate their support in every game.

The Dragons Rhondorf only have two Americans, but still are the best team in the PRO B south. What makes the team so potent?

I think that we have shown all season long that the team doesnt only depend on the two Americans. The team depends on everyone. We have a very good starting five where each German gives much support. Our bench is also very good. Each guy understands their role and always step up in each game.


Did you feel added pressure in the game, because four guys were out on account of the flu?

Obviously we were missing guys, actually it was five so it did feel a lot different with our limited rotation. We had problems with fouls and our limited bench did hurt us. This did benefit Frankfurt down the stretch.

You fouled out in the third quarter and Frankfurt was able to lead comfortably in the fourth quarter having a ten point lead. What was key in the fourth quarter for Frankfurt getting the win?

Frankfurt was able to control the paint in the fourth quarter and they got open three point shots. Frankfurt played a smart and great game. With me fouling out, we couldnt keep our game plan going, because whenever we had to give something up on the three point line or under the basket, they were able to counter.


As a rookie last season, you got experience in the D-league with Springfield and in the third league in Spain. What were the most important things that you could learn?

The D-league was great. I only played seven games, but it was my first pro experience and I learned the ropes how to take care of my body and just see that daily grind. In Spain, there was a total different style than in the States. I got my first taste of how the European game works and it helped me now in Germany, but it is still a learning process and am still learning each day.

You were born in the Bronx, but grew up in Manhattan. What was the worst thing that you experienced in the Bronx?

Well to be honest I never really had anything bad happen to me, but I did see some bad things. There are some bad parts of the Bronx, but also some good parts and the Bronx often gets a bad rap in movies. I am happy that nothing happened to my family or friends. I am also thankful that basketball kept me busy as a kid and I didnt slip into anything bad. It is just sad what happens there. The youth of today need to be smarter.


Your teammate Geddes Robinson also comes from the Bronx. Did you know him prior to coming to Rhondorf?

We actually did. We met in high school when we were 16 or 17. We didnt talk again until this season. It was nice coming in knowing that there was a guy that I had known before and that he was no random guy.

Last season at Oviedo (Leb Silver) you played together with Bryan Leduc. Who won a one on one in practice?

He was a great guy. I learned so much from him and he took me under his wing and showed me the ropes showing me how to live in Europe. Of course I would win a one on one, but he is a great shooter with moves inside and is a great shooter.

Your coach at Iona (NCAA) was ex NBA player Jeff Ruland who was an NBA allstar in 1984. What is the most important thing that you learned from him?

He told me that the game in the 80s was a totally different game where there was more grinding and more physical play. He said nowadays the NBA is so superstar orientated. He was a great coach and it was nice having a big man as a coach which isnt so usual. He taught me how to be always strong on the court and use my emotion to my advantage.

Last season, you played in the D-league for the Springfield Armour. You played for Bob Mckinnon who seems like a calm coach. What could you learn from him?

Yes that is right he is calm and grows confidence into a player. He taught to always be ready no matter if your playing 30 minutes or only one minute. He also was my first professional coach and taught me how to always be professional and focus on getting a little better each day.


You played at Iona (NCAA) Who was the best player that you played against in the NCAA that is in the NBA now?

There were quite a few, but if I had to name a few than I would say Evan Turner and Elton Brand who was tough to play against. I played against Brand in summer pick up games.

Did you ever meet ex Skyliner Greg Jenkins who also played at Iona?

I didnt play with him at Iona, but practiced with him during the summers. He is quiet, but a great guy. He is a physical player that taught me to always look for things on the court. He is very dedicated to the weight room and got me to become more of a physical player and get me into the weight room.


In you last season at Iona, you had Tim Cluess as your head coach. How did he get you ready for a professional basketball career?

He taught me how to understand the offense more. I was more of a defensive player, but I learned to read plays better on offense and defense.

When you were a kid, who did you dream about being when you were on the playgrounds?

Well I started very late with basketball at age 15. I came to basketball, because of a bet where someone bet me that I couldnt make the team, but I was the last guy picked freshman year. I always liked Tim Duncan, because of his demeanor and I love his emotion. He is also the perfect role model for kids.


Who will win the Superbowl?

The 49ers will win.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Hang Over 2.

Thanks Alejo for the chat.   



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