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Nate Bowie
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183cm / 6'0'' - Guard - 1986    USA USA

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Days Inch Closer To A New Season - Oct 7, 2012


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Well the 10 day trip in Azerbaijan was very much needed meaning that us as a team needed to this time to bond as well as I needed this time to enjoy life a little bit. But the trip was for sure more business than pleasure duh to the fact that we practice twice a day. Azerbaijan is about an hour or so from Rustavi, The Republic of Georgia which isn't to far of a drive at all. We resided in Mingachevir, Azerbaijan which lays directly on the Mingachevir River giving it a resort kind of feel to the hotel. We checked in at the Kur Hotel which was sight to see. The Kur Hotel consist of an Olympic Side pool, a full length basketball court, state of the art weight room, as well as The Skyview Restuarant which is giving a 4stars out of a 5. During this time away in a different country I think we really got better as a team, trying to iron out the kinks by trial and error. Many pictures were taken of this place and the country including the border crossing. A few times during this trip I just sat out on the balcony of my hotel room or walked the bank of the river and just thought how blessed I was to experience a different cultural and the finer things in life. Driving around to and from The Republic of Georgia to Azerbaijan; us Americans should be very blessed with what we have because many people here are lacking the things we have. But you will never know that by the look on their face and how their generosity flows through their hearts. You can't imagine some of the things I seen here but really makes me happy just to have endless money to buy food or anything I want. I see myself a lot of times giving the little kids a few dollars to go get their siblings some diapers or just simple piece of candy.
As we travel back to The Republic of Georgia everything is basically complete besides a true big man. Every team needs a pf/center because this position can relive so many things during the game.
This past Friday we played the top team here Armia (sponsored by the National Army) in a friendly match. For those who don't know this team or never heard of it, they are one of the top teams in Europe participating in the Eurochallenge and Eurocup Qualifying. They haven't got their Americans yet but they signed 2 so far, but can have up to 4 or 5. Normally they have very talented Americans like last season, Sundiata Gaines (Indiana Pacers), Will Thomas (NCAA George Mason, Turkey), Jeremy Richardson (Memphis Grizzles, Italy), Ben Woodside (N.Dakota St., Turkey) and Guillermo Diaz (LA Clippers). So you see they have the fianncial ability to get very good players just on one team. This year they have already signed 2 Americans that have played in the Euroleague, arguably the second best league in the world behind the NBA. We lost but played them close at first down by only 8. But due to their deep roster it's always hard to maintain through 40 mins with only a few positions deep on our team. This past Saturday we played another friendly match vs MIA Academy (sponsor by Academy of Police). This game was pretty even played down to the stretch. They also have 3 Americans on their roster which always helps. They build a nice run against us putting them up by at least 20 points while I was out of the game. We end up losing by 6 points. I clocked 27 points, 6 rebounds and 4ast.
Now we are winding down the the first cup of the season and hopefully we have our big man this week before the cup. After the cup we are playing in the first regular season game which can't come any faster. Ready for the 2012-2013 tip off!!!

Always remember If you decide to walk through life instead of dragged through it, watch your life change for the better.

2Dahole Apparel (sponsor) and commercial coming soon.
Nate Bowie (183-G-86, college: Cent.Arkansas)
  



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