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BBL Standings
 1. Wuerzburg 5-0 
 2. ALBA 5-1 
 3. B.Muenchen 4-1 
 4. Bayreuth 4-1 
 5. Fraport SKY 4-1 
 6. Brose Bask. 3-1 
 7. Ludwigsburg 3-1 
 8. Telekom Bsk 3-1 
 9. EWE Baskets 3-2 
 10. Giessen 46ers 2-3 
 11. Jena 2-3 
 12. MBC 2-3 
 13. Braunschweig 1-4 
 14. Oettinger R. 1-4 
 15. Ratiopharm 1-4 
 16. Bremerhaven 1-4 
 17. Goettingen 0-5 
 18. Walter Tigers 0-5 
Full Standings
Last:10/16/2017
ProA Standings
 1. Vechta 4-0 
 2. Kirchheim 3-1 
 3. Hamburg 3-1 
 4. Heidelberg 3-1 
 5. Phoenix Hagen 3-1 
 6. Crailsheim 3-1 
 7. Koeln Rh.Stars 2-2 
 8. Hanau 2-2 
 9. Uni Baskets 2-2 
 10. Karlsruhe PS 2-2 
 11. Chemnitz 1-3 
 12. OrangeAcademy 1-3 
 13. Trier 1-3 
 14. Ehingen 1-3 
 15. Nuernberg 1-3 
 16. Baunach 0-4 
Full Standings
Last:10/16/2017
ProB Standings
North
 1. Schalke 4-0 
 2. Bernau 3-1 
 3. Rist Wedel 3-1 
 4. Art.Dragons 2-1 
 5. Bochum 2-2 
 6. ETB Wohnbau 2-2 
 7. Wolfenbuettel 2-2 
 8. Itzehoe 1-3 
 9. Oldenburg 1-3 
 10. Cuxhaven 1-3 
 11. Rostock 1-3 
 12. Stahnsdorf 1-3 
South
 1. Dragons 5-0 
 2. Iserlohn 4-0 
 3. Schwelm 4-0 
 4. Elchingen 3-1 
 5. Bayer Giants 2-2 
 6. Fraport SKY II 2-2 
 7. Giessen 46ers II 2-2 
 8. Coburg 1-3 
 9. Dresden 1-3 
 10. Wuerzburg 1-3 
 11. FC Bayern II 0-4 
 12. Karlsruhe SC 0-4 
Full Standings
Last:10/16/2017
Regionalliga Standings
North
 1. Aschersleben 3-0 
 2. Bergedorf 3-0 
 3. BSW Sixers 3-0 
 4. Neustadt TSV 3-0 
 5. Goetting.ASC 2-1 
 6. Vechta II 2-1 
 7. Wusterhausen 1-1 
 8. Weser Bsk/BTS 1-2 
 9. ALBA Berlin II 0-2 
 10. Westerstede 0-2 
 11. Ebstorf 0-3 
 12. Rendsburg 0-3 
 13. Stade 0-3 
South-East
 1. Treuchtlingen 3-0 
 2. TSV Troester 3-0 
 3. Vilsbiburg 3-0 
 4. Oberhaching 2-1 
 5. Muenchen OSB 2-1 
 6. Gotha II 2-1 
 7. Ansbach 1-2 
 8. Zwickau 1-2 
 9. Bamberg 1-2 
 10. Leitershofen 1-2 
 11. Herzogenaurach 1-2 
 12. Rosenheim 1-2 
 13. Jena II 0-3 
 14. Schwabing 0-3 
South-West
 1. Saarlouis/Dillingen 3-0 
 2. Crailsheim II 2-0 
 3. Schwenningen 2-1 
 4. Speyer 2-1 
 5. Koblenz 2-1 
 6. Fellbach 2-1 
 7. Tuebingen II 2-1 
 8. Langen 1-1 
 9. Lich II 1-1 
 10. Stuttgart 1-2 
 11. Kaiserslautern 1-2 
 12. Limburg 1-2 
 13. Mainz 1-2 
 14. Eisbaeren 0-3 
 15. Kronberg 0-3 
West
 1. Grevenbroich 5-0 
 2. Hertener Loewen 5-0 
 3. Muenster 5-0 
 4. Herford 5-1 
 5. Hagen BG 5-2 
 6. Recklinghausen 3-2 
 7. Duesseldorf 3-2 
 8. Salzkotten 2-4 
 9. Ibbenbueren 1-4 
 10. Bonn II 1-5 
 11. Kamp-Lintfort 1-5 
 12. Hagen-Haspe 1-6 
 13. Westfalen M. 0-0 
 14. Dorsten 0-6 
Full Standings
Last:10/14/2017
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
$$Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 1-0 
 2 FC Barcelona 1-0 
 3 Khimki 1-0 
 4 Maccabi T-A 1-0 
 5 Olympiacos 1-0 
 6 Real Madrid 1-0 
 7 Unicaja 1-0 
 8 Zalgiris 1-0 
 9 Anadolu Efes 0-1 
 10 Baskonia 0-1 
 11 Brose Bask. 0-1 
 12 Crvena Zvezda 0-1 
 13 EA7 Armani 0-1 
 14 Fenerbahce 0-1 
 15 Panathinaikos 0-1 
 16 Valencia 0-1 
$$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:10/13/2017
Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Darussafaka 1-0 
 2 Fiat TO 1-0 
 3 Unics 1-0 
 4 Andorra 0-1 
 5 Cedevita 0-1 
 6 Paris-Levallois 0-1 
Group B
 1 B.Muenchen 1-0 
 2 Buducnost 1-0 
 3 Lietkabelis 1-0 
 4 Galatasaray 0-1 
 5 Grissin Bon RE 0-1 
 6 Hapoel J-M 0-1 
Group C
 1 ALBA 1-0 
 2 Lokomotiv 1-0 
 3 RETAbet BB 1-0 
 4 Lietuvos rytas 0-1 
 5 Limoges 0-1 
 6 Partizan NIS 0-1 
Group D
 1 Dolomiti En. TR 1-0 
 2 Gran Canaria 1-0 
 3 Ratiopharm 1-0 
 4 ASVEL 0-1 
 5 Tofas 0-1 
 6 Zenit 0-1 
Last:10/12/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Enisey 1-0 
 2 Monaco 1-0 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 1-0 
 4 UCAM Murcia 1-0 
 5 Banco di Srd 0-1 
 6 EWE Baskets 0-1 
 7 Hapoel Holon 0-1 
 8 Juventus 0-1 
Group B
 1 Gaziantep 1-0 
 2 Ludwigsburg 1-0 
 3 Neptunas 1-0 
 4 Ventspils 1-0 
 5 Betaland Cdo 0-1 
 6 Chalon 0-1 
 7 Iberostar Tener. 0-1 
 8 PAOK 0-1 
Group C
 1 Bayreuth 1-0 
 2 Estudiantes 1-0 
 3 Strasbourg 1-0 
 4 Umana VE 1-0 
 5 AEK 0-1 
 6 Banvit BK 0-1 
 7 Olimpija 0-1 
 8 Rosa 0-1 
Group D
 1 Aris 1-0 
 2 Nanterre 1-0 
 3 Oostende 1-0 
 4 Scandone AV 1-0 
 5 Besiktas 0-1 
 6 CEZ Nymburk 0-1 
 7 Stelmet 0-1 
 8 Telekom Bsk 0-1 
Last:10/11/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Bryon ALLEN
  EWE Baskets
  (193-G-92)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Allen, EWE Baskets19.6 
 2. Scrubb, Fraport SKY17.6 
 3. Benzing, Wuerzburg17.6 
 4. Loncar, Wuerzburg17.0 
 5. Rush, Goettingen16.8 
 6. Marei, Bayreuth16.4 
 7. Richard, Walter T.16.0 
 8. Eatherton, Braunsch.16.0 
 9. Paulding, EWE B.15.8 
 10. York, Bayreuth15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Assem MAREI
  Bayreuth
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Marei, Bayreuth10.2 
 2. Bryant, Giessen .9.0 
 3. Mitrovic, Brose B.8.7 
 4. Harangody, Ratio.8.4 
 5. Pinkins, MBC8.2 
 6. Eatherton, Braunsch.7.8 
 7. Ibekwe, Oettinge.7.6 
 8. Sikma, ALBA7.0 
 9. Mahalbasic, EWE B.6.6 
 10. Pantelic, MBC6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.0 
 2. Hatten, MBC6.4 
 3. Webster, Fraport .6.0 
 4. Zisis, Brose Bask.6.0 
 5. Stockton, Goett.6.0 
 6. Siva, ALBA5.5 
 7. Hickman, Brose B.5.3 
 8. McConnell, EWE B.5.0 
 9. Walkup, Ludwigsb.5.0 
 10. Guenther, Ratio.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Robertson, Fraport .2.6 
 2. Hobbs, B.Muenchen2.3 
 3. Bartolo, Telekom .2.0 
 4. Lansdowne, Braunsch.2.0 
 5. Manigat, Giessen .2.0 
 6. Jaramaz, Oettinge.2.0 
 7. Mahalbasic, EWE B.2.0 
 8. McCray, Ludwigsb.2.0 
 9. Lo, Brose Bask.1.8 
 10. Obasohan, Oettinge.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekenechukwu IBEKWE
  Oettinge.
  (207-C-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ibekwe, Oettinge.3.0 
 2. Eatherton, Braunsch.2.8 
 3. Wohlfarth-B., Fraport.2.2 
 4. Pantelic, MBC1.8 
 5. Gamble, Telekom .1.8 
 6. Bryant, Giessen .1.4 
 7. Carter, Goettingen1.3 
 8. Giffey, ALBA1.2 
 9. Pinkins, MBC1.2 
 10. Harangody, Ratio.1.2 
Poll


Next Round Schedule

Round 6 (Regular Season)

Goettingen Oct.20 Jena 88%
Ludwigsburg 50% Oct.20 Brose Bask.
EWE Baskets 65% Oct.20 Ratiopharm
ALBA 89% Oct.20 Oettinger R
Braunschweig Oct.20 Wuerzburg 94%
Telekom Bsk 75% Oct.20 MBC
Bremerhaven Oct.20 B.Muenchen 88%
Fraport SKY 52% Oct.20 Bayreuth
Giessen 46er 92% Oct.20 Walter Tiger
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Regular Season)

Baunach Oct.22 Koeln Rh.Sta 90%
Phoenix Hage 81% Oct.22 Ehingen
Crailsheim 88% Oct.22 OrangeAcad.
Kirchheim 62% Oct.22 Hanau
Uni Baskets 76% Oct.22 Chemnitz
Karlsruhe P Oct.22 Vechta 77%
Trier 57% Oct.22 Nuernberg
Heidelberg 60% Oct.22 Hamburg
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Regular Season)

North
Bernau 69% Oct.22 Wolfenbuette
Cuxhaven 70% Oct.21 Rostock
Bochum 67% Oct.21 Itzehoe
Oldenburg Oct.21 Rist Wedel 75%
Art.Dragons 87% Oct.21 Stahnsdorf
Schalke 88% Oct.21 ETB Wohnbau
South
Bayer Giants 76% Oct.22 Dresden
Wuerzburg Oct.22 Schwelm 92%
Fraport SKY Oct.21 Iserlohn 79%
Giessen 46e 93% Oct.21 Karlsruhe S
Elchingen Oct.21 Dragons 56%
FC Bayern I Oct.21 Coburg 79%
Next Round Schedule

Round 5 (Regular Season)

South-East
Bamberg Oct.15 Gotha II 69%
Oberhaching 75% Oct.15 Herzogenaura
South-West
Tuebingen I 60% Oct.15 Koblenz
Next Round Schedule

Round 16 (Regular Season)

North-East
Piraten Hamb 57% Feb.18 Uni Baskets
Young Dragon 56% Feb.18 Phoenix Juni
AB Baskets 60% Feb.18 BA Weser-Em
BG Goettinge 58% Feb.18 Junior Loewe
North-West
Phoenix Hage 58% Feb.18 RheinStars K
Schoder Juni 57% Feb.18 Team Bonn/Rh
South-East
Science City 58% Feb.18 TSV Troeste
Crailsheim M 60% Feb.18 NINERS Acad
MBC Junior 59% Feb.18 Nuernberg Fa
TenneT Young 58% Feb.17 Wuerzburg Ak
South-West
BG Karlsruhe 55% Feb.18 Allgau/Memmi
Muenchen Aka 56% Feb.18 Ludwigsburg
FC Bayern 59% Feb.17 Team Ursprin
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Khimki 61% Oct.20 Zalgiris
Olympiacos 58% Oct.20 Unicaja
Valencia 58% Oct.20 Anadolu Efes
Crvena Zvezd Oct.19 FC Barcelona 97%
Maccabi T-A 96% Oct.19 Baskonia
Panathinaiko 57% Oct.19 Brose Bask.
EA7 Armani 56% Oct.19 Fenerbahce
Real Madrid 58% Oct.19 CSKA
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Darussafaka 98% Oct.18 Cedevita
Unics 98% Oct.18 Paris-Levall
Fiat TO 96% Oct.18 Andorra
Group B
Hapoel J-M Oct.18 Buducnost 98%
B.Muenchen 54% Oct.18 Lietkabelis
Grissin Bon 58% Oct.18 Galatasaray
Group C
RETAbet BB 96% Oct.18 Limoges
Partizan NI 56% Oct.18 Lietuvos ryt
Lokomotiv 55% Oct.18 ALBA
Group D
ASVEL Oct.18 Ratiopharm 98%
Zenit Oct.18 Dolomiti En 96%
Tofas Oct.18 Gran Canaria 98%
KT Harrell (Basic Fit Brussels) I Never Compare Myself To Someone Else Because I'm On A Different Path To Better Myself - Sep 28, 2017


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K.T. Harrell
K.T. Harrell (193-G-92, college: Auburn) is a 25 year old 193cm point guard that was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and lived some years there before moving to Montgomery, Alabama. He is playing his third professional season and first with Basic-Fit Brussels (Belgium-Euromillions League). He started his basketball career at Virginia (NCAA) in 2010 where he played two seasons playing 42 NCAA games before moving to Auburn in 2013 where he played two seasons playing 65 games and as a senior played 35 games averaging18.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 47.5%, 3PT: 43.4%, FT: 81.4%. In the summer of 2015 he played NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Philadelphia 76ers) playing 4 games averaging 5.3ppg, 1.3rpg. He then started his professional basketball career with Akhisar Belediye (Turkey-TBL) playing 32 games averaging 16.6ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 78.6%. In the summer of 2016 he played NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (New Orleans Pelicans) playing 5 games averaging 1.2ppg, 1.4rpg. Last season he played with Mens Sana 1871 Siena (Italy-Serie A2) playing 30 games averaging 19.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.6apg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 30.5%, FT: 83.9%. He spoke to eurobasket before the Champions League qualifying game in Ludwigsburg

Thanks KT for talking to eurobasket.com. Welcome to Germany. You were born in Wiesbaden, Germany, but grew up in the states. With what kind of feelings do you have concerning Germany where you were born?


I have very good feelings about Germany. I was born on the airbase in Wiesbaden as my parents were in the military. I spent six years living in Germany before going back to the States and living in Alabama. It would be cool to go back to Wiesbaden one day.


What do you know about basketball in Germany? Do you have any friends balling in Germany?


I don't have any close friends playing in Germany, but I do know that they have a very good league and one of the best in Europe.


Your preparing for a Champions League qualifying game in Germany against the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg who are a very talented team with many strong American players. What kind of game can we await and what will be key to winning the game?


We have been working very hard preparing for them and their press. We have been working on different defensive schemes so we will be prepared for them. I am really looking forward to this game as we are ready.


Your playing your first season with Basic-Fit Brussels (Belgium-Euromillions League). You have been a flat out scorer since your junior season at Auburn. What is your role this season as your playing with two other talented Americans and some other imports?

I don't only want to be seen as a scorer, but also as a good defender, being able to create for my teammates and be a complete player. My goal this season is to become a complete player and that is what coach is expecting me to do.

You are an explosive scorer that put up points at ease. To what NBA player would you describe your game and what other strengths do you possess that show you aren't a one dimensional player?


I really like the game of CJ Mccollum. I would compare myself to him, but more so in terms of our body type and that we are the same height. He is a player that can attack, shoot off the dribble and also create for others which is how I like to describe my game.


You're a guy that can fill up the stat sheet, but what is a hidden strength in your game that doesn't get noticed right away on the court?


My defense doesn't get noticed. Coach was shocked how I play defense. He knew I could score, but wasn't awaiting the kind of defense I play. I really have worked on my quickness and I want to show that I can be a two way player.


Last season you played with Mens Sana 1871 Siena (Italy-Serie A2) playing 30 games averaging 19.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.6apg, FGP: 44.8%, 3PT: 30.5%, FT: 83.9%. You scored in double figures in 27 of 30 games and scored 20 points or more 15 times. How do you feel did your game grow in your second professional season?

I really learned a lot last year. The coach had a lot to do with my progression in that he helped me elevate my game on offense and defense. I knew that I had to get better on defense and he really challenged me. Key was that he helped me become a more attentive and focused player on defense something I am carrying into this season.


Last season you netted 36 points against Latina Basket, but also 33 points in an exciting 106-103 win against Virtus Roma. Which game was most memorable to you?


I think the last game against Roma was the most memorable. We had been a team expected to make the playoffs, but didn't that season. We had lost many games at the end, but came back and beat a very good team at the end in front of our home court fans which was very special for me and something that I will always remember.


As a rookie you played for Akhisar Belediye (Turkey-TBL) playing 32 games averaging 16.6ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 35.8%, FT: 78.6%. You stated one of your wake up calls as a rookie was being the only black man there and everyone staring at you. What other major adjustments did you have as a rookie?


The biggest one was that people there weren't used to seeing a black man. The people saw me and figured I was an athlete because I was so much taller than everyone else. The culture was a lot different and it wasn't as Americanized. My rookie season in Turkey was a great and humbling experience. I didn't take this experience for granted, but appreciate the opportunity I got. I realized that I had to work hard to get to where I wanted to get to in my career.


What kind of experience was it for you having DJ Newbill as a teammate the last few months after he had suffered growing pains with his first professional team Asvel. How did you benefit from his presence and he from yours?

Having each other around was good for the both of us. He came from the France Pro A and brought a different level of play to our team which helped us. We were both guards and we meshed together very well. It was never 'I am the guard here', but we really understood each other well and hung around together in our free time.


After Auburn you played 2015 NBA Summer League with the Philadelphia 76ers. What kind of experience was that first Summer League? Did you get any advice from the organization about how to continue to further your game best?

It was a great experience playing NBA Summer League. I played with many talented players that were already on the 76ers roster as well as against very talent players from other teams. The best advice I got was just to keep working hard. In the NBA there are enough good scorers, so you really have to work on other parts of your game to be able to add another dimension to your game in order to become a two way player.

In the summer of 2016 you played NBA Summer League with the New Orleans Pelicans. What kind of experience was it being teammates with Buddy Hield? When you see his game and where he is now, just how much difference is there in skill level between a guy like him and you?


With all due respect to Buddy Hield, he can really play. He struggled a bit in the first few games, but then found his rhythm. He was taking most of the shots and that is what everyone expected. You can't compare two players that are on different paths. The NBA is a business and reaching it has to do with knowing the right people and being connected. It is hard to compare two players that are on different paths. I never compare myself to someone else. I am on a different path to better myself.


What did you learn about how the NBA works in your two summers of NBA Summer League play? Is reaching the NBA not always about being the best skilled player, but really having the right connections?

I think that it is a little of both. You obviously have to know the right people and be connected, but also have skill and have some natural gift from God. Guys in the NBA are there for a reason. It is the same with guys unsigned overseas. There are many great players unsigned wanting to paly somewhere here, but just aren't connected.


You played at Auburn for head coach Bruce Pearl. How did he groom and prepare you best for a professional basketball career?

I was lucky to play for three good coaches with coach Bennett at Virginia and coach Barbee and Pearl at Auburn. Pearl was a great coach with a great mind and was one of the best coaches that I ever played for. He taught me to always play with passion. There are always some nights where you don't want to play, but he taught always play with passion. To this day I always play with 110 % effort.

You beat LSU scoring 29 points to reach the in the SEC semi-finals. Was this one of your most unforgettable NCAA games?


That was one of my most memorable games. I hit a three to get to OT and then we won. That was the first time that Auburn ever won three games in a SEC tournament. This was a big moment for Auburn and something that I will always take with me and remember.


What stories do you remember hearing about Quantez Robertson who played at Auburn from 2005-2009 and is playing his 9th professional season in Germany with the Fraport Skyliners?


I did remember hearing stories about Quantez Robertson from my ex teammate at Auburn Franke Sullivan. I never saw him play, but heard that he could really play.


You played your junior season at Auburn with then senior Chris Denson. Were you surprised that he was out of professional basketball after his rookie season in Holland?


Yes a little bit. He is doing good now and happy with life. He was always a guy that knew what he wanted to do. He was a very talented player that was very gifted. He wanted to do something else in life. He will be fine.


Who won a one on one in practice you or Chris Denson?

Oh I won the one on one games. I never crushed him, but we had some battles.


Who was the toughest player that you battled in the NCAA that is in the NBA now?


The toughest player I battled in the NCAA was Iman Shumpert of Georgia Tech. I played against him as a freshman. He was very athletic, physical and quick. I wasn't that strong or mobile yet. He was an all-around player.


If you had to construct your own NBA Rushmore which 4 heads would you chose?


Kobe, Iverson, Jordan, Shaq


Lebron James failed to win his fourth NBA title and is still three away from Michael Jordan. Where does Lebron stand right now in your opinion in the never ending debate of who is the best of all-time?


I'm biased. I'm a huge Jordan fan. My dad had Jordan tapes and I watched them as a kid. Later I fell in love with Kobe's game, because he copied Jordan's game. Lebron is a great player, but is behind Jordan.


There has been criticism of Russell Westbrook to be focusing more on rebounding to help inflate his stats and possibilities of getting triple doubles instead of focusing on his defensive assignments. Do you feel that this is a fair assessment to the player Russell Westbrook?

No, I don't think so. He was an MVP for a reason. The intensity that he gives in every game is unmatched. Nobody can match it. He gives 110% each game and plays hard each possession and takes no play off.

How do you summarize the 2017 NBA Draft. What sleepers do you see playing a role in the NBA?

Dennis Smith Jr isn't a sleeper but a guy who I think will win rookie of the year. He will be a main threat on the Dallas Mavericks.


Where will the journey of the Houston Rockets go this season with Chris Paul and James Harden in the back court. Do they have enough to make a serious run at the title or is something missing?


I think that the Rockets will be good, but with the west being so stacked a 3rd or 4th place finish.


How do you rate the Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade? Who got the better deal and which team will profit better in the long run?

I think that the trade was good for both sides. I would take Kyrie over Thomas, but in the long run the Cavs got a lot better considering who they already had, got through free agency and the players from the Celtics. They have enough depth now to be a threat to the Warriors.


Where will the journey of the Oklahoma Thunder end this season with Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony?


The Thunder have a chance, but the Warriors still have more depth and just shoot the ball too good.


What was the last movie that you saw?

Shooter TV series.


Thanks KT for the chat.

  




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