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Life Now for Mike Scott - Feb 22, 2011
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Hello Eurobasket! As the BG Goettingen Violets and I travel to France in our quest for Eurocup advancement I would like to share a little bit of LIFE NOW for Mike Scott (203-F-86, college: Kent St.). Very briefly, I grew up in inner city Indianapolis and graduated from Kent State University making two NCAA appearances during my four collegiate years. My first professional season began in 2008 with Trabzonspor, a 2nd division team located in Turkey on the coast of the Black Sea. Kormend, Hungary was the next stop for this young guy. The city was very small, not even sure I should call it a city. Yet, it had all I needed to focus on myself and ball.
Currently, I am happily in Germany on a team that is, at this moment, somewhat underachieving in the BBL, I feel. Our team is stacked from top to bottom. The talent is comparable to the top teams in the league but occasionally we do not play as such. Its mid-season and we are mid-pack still optimistically searching to make a run to sustain a spot in the playoffs. I truly believe in our team and I have no doubt that we will make it happen for ourselves and the faithful folks of BG Goettingen. In contrast, I think many people believe we have overachieved in the Eurocup circuit. 3-1 in a group of powerhouses! We cruised through the first round and are in great position to get to the third! We will see what happens.
Anyway, enough about basketball but then again this is EuroBASKET so maybe that is why you are here in the first place. Regardless, bare with me because this is MY BLOG.
Germany! I never thought I would see so many well trained dogs! I mean these dogs are smarter than some humans I know. I have lost count of how many times I have walked into a grocery store or restaurant and saw a dog sit outside of the door quietly and calmly waiting for its owner to reappear from the vicinity. Impressive. This may seem normal for Europeans but back home the moment you let a dog off its leash, you might as well go to the dog pound a few days later to see if it was caught.
This is completely off subject but did I mention I am starving right now? We played last night at home in our factory stadium (its literally a factory with a portable court inside. Oddly enough its the best place I have ever played) and are on the road at 6:30 a.m. the next morning to catch a flight from Hannover which is about 1 hour from our home city. Exhausting? Ummm, you have no idea! Or maybe you do, I dont know.
Back to the topic of Germany. So, this is somewhat of a funny story. I was driving on the autobahn to Frankfurt airport a few days ago and reached some pretty decent speeds. Nothing reckless but I was making good time. Navigating through the city, you would probably never hit 6th gear. Well on the highway; different story. So I am learning on-the-go the timing of shifts in the higher gears. A few times I grinded out the transmission and the car revved and herky jerked. [Dont tell management. Please & Thank You]
So as I make this more and more difficult for myself and become increasingly frustrated with every kilometer I drive, I finally get it down to a decent rhythm. After more whip flashes and smoky fumes I realize the darn car tells me when to shift up and down! A HUGE GREEN ARROW POINTS EITHER UP OR DOWN WITH THE WORDS UP AND DOWN in bold white letters just in case the fluorescent arrows are not enough! This is all happening right in front of my face on the dashboard. I have had this car about..well...THE WHOLE SEASON and never got the memo! Smart, right? No, not at all.
I guess these German dogs are smarter than me, too. Well at least they see better.
'We cannot see the wind, but we can see the evidences of the wind'...Faith
Mike Scott is an American pro player who is actually in German Bundesliga with BG Goettingen
| Margret Skuballa's double-double lands her Player of the Week award among Germans playing currently abroad:- Oct.13, 2016 (by Eurobasket Center)|
Here is the weekly review of the top performing German players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an international small forward Margret Skuballa (186-87). She led Nantes Reze to an overtime victory over the ninth-ranked Angers in the French LFB in Sunday night's game.
Here is the weekly review of the top performing German players, who play currently abroad.
#1. This week's number one is an international small forward Margret Skuballa (186-87, currently plays in France). She led Nantes Reze to an overtime victory over the ninth-ranked Angers (1-2) 65-62 in the French LFB in Sunday night's game.
Skuballa was MVP of the game. She had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 10 rebounds in 43 minutes on the court. It was her first game for Nantes Reze this season.
Her team is placed in the LFB.
It's Skuballa's first year with the team.
Skuballa is the league's top scorer and also on the list of best rebounders (third place).
Ex-BC Marburg player is currently a member of the German senior national team.
#2. Second place goes to an international forward Romy Baer (187-87, currently plays in France). She could not help one of league's weakest teams Nice (1-2) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Baer's very good performance Nice was defeated 60-56 on the road by the higher-ranked Hainaut (#10).
She was the top scorer with 20 points. Baer also added 5 boards, passed 4 assists and added 6 steals.
But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen.
Baer is currently second on the list of best passers.
She has very reliable stats this season: 14.0ppg, 4.7rpg, 6.7apg, 2.7spg, 2FGP: 64.3%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 88.2%.
Baer is in the roster of the German senior national team.
#3. The German player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Svenja Brunckhorst (179-91, currently plays in Spain). She was not able to help Cadi La Seu (2-2) in their last game. Despite Brunckhorst's good performance Cadi La Seu lost 65-74 at home to the higher-ranked (#5) Universitario de Ferrol.
She was the second best scorer with 14 points. Brunckhorst also added 7 rebounds in 30 minutes.
But the season just started, so everything may happen.
It's Brunckhorst's first year with the team.
This season she averages: 8.8ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.0apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 47.4% in four games she played so far.
Brunckhorst is also a member of the German senior national team.
#4. Center Lisa Koop (197-85, college: Winthrop, currently plays in France) led Bretagne Basket to a victory over the 18th-ranked CFBB (0-5) 70-60 in the French LF2 (second division) in Saturday night's game.
She was the best player in that game. Koop scored 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.
Landerneau Bretagne Basket (3-0) is placed second in the LF2.
So far her team won all three games in the Regular Season.
But the season is still in it's first stage and everything can happen.
Koop's overall stats this season are: 10.0ppg and 7.0rpg.
She is also German national team player.
#5. Former U20 international center Nadine Grieb (184-87, currently plays in Luxembourg) was the main contributor in an AB Contern's victory against the league outsider Telstar (0-2) crushing them 82-41 in the Luxembourg Total League last Saturday.
Grieb was the top player that evening. She scored 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 37 minutes. It was her first game for AB Contern this season.
Her team is placed fifth in the Total League.
But there are still lots of games to play and it's a long way to go.
Grieb is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's her fifth year in AB Contern's roster.
Grieb belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #8) and also on the list of most steals (second place).
She used to play for the German U20 national team
nine years ago.
One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has German passport:
#1. Myrielle Platte (166-G-94, currently plays in Luxembourg) managed to help Musel Pikes to win against one of league's weakest teams T71 Dudelange (0-2) 62-54 in the Luxembourg Total League on Saturday night.
Platte scored only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds.
Musel Pikes (2-0) is placed second in the Total League.
Platte's overall stats this season are: 4.0ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.5spg.
Other top German players, who play abroad:
Nadja Proetzig (175-G-89) plays for Aros Leon in Spanish LF2
Sophia Philippi (170-SF-94) plays for Musel Pikes in Luxembourg Total League
Elia Vives Riba plays for Joventut LC in Spanish LF2
Chantal Neuwald (180-SG-95) plays for Joventut LC in Spanish LF2
| Eurobasket.com All-German DBBL Awards 2016- May.4, 2016 (by Eurobasket Center)|
Finals MVP: Sheylani Peddy (170-PG-88) of Wasserburg;
Player of the Year: Sheylani Peddy (170-PG-88) of Wasserburg;
Guard of the Year: Sheylani Peddy (170-PG-88) of Wasserburg;
Forward of the Year: Sabine Niedola (184-F-91) of Saarlouis;
Center of the Year: Kierra Mallard (188-F/C-90) of Suncoast PC;
Bosman Player of the Year: Sabine Niedola (184-F-91) of Saarlouis;
Import Player of the Year: Sheylani Peddy (170-PG-88) of Wasserburg;
Domestic Player of the Year: S [read more]
| Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga South Awards 2016- Apr.27, 2016 (by Eurobasket Center)|
Finals MVP: Lindsay Sherbert (184-G) of Bad Aibling;
Player of the Year: Lindsay Sherbert (184-G) of Bad Aibling;
Guard of the Year: Lindsay Sherbert (184-G) of Bad Aibling;
Forward of the Year: Chelsea Small (185-F) of Rhein MB;
Center of the Year: Erica Carlson (193-C-88) of Heidelberg;
Bosman Player of the Year: Ieva Jansone (180-G-90) of Bamberg;
Import Player of the Year: Lindsay Sherbert (184-G) of Bad Aibling;
Domestic Player of the Year: Magdalena von Geyr [read more]
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