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Nate Bowie
Sometimes this quote can come bite you in the back side and other times it can help you overcome a lose. A lot of times teams start off the game very good because of many reasons but they don't withstand that same drive throughout the game, giving the other team that edge. Other times a team starts off so bad and sluggish in the first quarter that when they finally get down to business it's just to late to get over that mountain to win. This very quote sums up our team in the first 5 minutes of these first few games.
Our first game we beat STU Tbilisi 94-62. But don't let the score fool you, they came out with a great urge to win but just couldn't maintain it for 40 minutes against us. This game we got a wide variety of help. My co-American had great first game debut scoring 17 points and pulling down 14 rebounds. I ended the game with 21 points, 4 rebounds, 4assist and also 4 steals. Energy Rustavi also got helped from our Georgian Partners, Mikheil, Levan, Luka, Gorgi, Revaz and Q for chipping in well rounded numbers to help us get the much needed win. The first game is always filled with a little nervousness and jitters especially when you got so much emotion build up. Whether its good or bad emotions we all want to get on the court and show the world what we have. So every first game you have to be ready to knock down every negative obstacle in your way. That can be anything from the refs to the gymnasium your hooping in. This brings me to our second game we played yesterday. Once again the visiting team Samedicino looked very good early in our home court. We ended the first courted down 21-14. Going to the huddle we all knew that we wasn't playing our best and that for the sake of the home crowd we needed to pick it up. So we came together as a team and put those handcuffs tight around their wrist and held them to only 6 points in the second quarter. Allowing us to force 26 turnovers in the game. We crushed our opponent 79-57, which allowed us to empty our benches and give players that don't normally play the opportunity to put some numbers up. I ended the game with 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 ast and also 4 steals. We building a very good chemistry between the team as well. Worth to mention Julie pulled down much needed rebounds during the game which gave us more opportunities to fast break. Another part of the game I thrive on. During my first year of college I always remember that my coach use to tell me to never make the game harder than what it is.take what the defense gives you and you will succeed easily. And till this day I try to incorporate that into my everyday basketball game.
Next weekend we will have a good game vs Dinamo. That should be a true test for our new season. For all my family and friends back home I will post a link during this week. Appreciate the support. Looking forward for my agent to come visit me from Israel.

Always remember what we don't start today won't be finished by tomorrow. Knowledge and intelligence are both useless without action. Nate Bowie (183-G-86, college: Cent.Arkansas)   



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Marquez Haynes selected the top Georgian playing abroad in last week's games- Feb.15, 2017  (by Eurobasket Center)

We bring you last week's top performances from Georgians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is former international point guard Marquez Haynes (191-86). He could not help Umana Venezia (12-7) in their last game. Despite Haynes' very good performance Umana Venezia was edged 74-73 on the road by the lower-ranked (#5) Grissin Bon RE. [read more]
Giorgi Shermadini selected the top Georgian playing abroad in last week's games- Feb.8, 2017  (by Eurobasket Center)

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Georgians who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international center Giorgi Shermadini (217-89). He could not help Andorra (10-9) in their last game. Despite Shermadini's very good performance Andorra lost 82-91 at home to the higher-ranked (#5) Baskonia. [read more]
Michael Dixon selected the top Georgian playing abroad in last week's games- Feb.1, 2017  (by Eurobasket Center)

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Georgian players, who play currently abroad. This week's number one is an international guard Michael Dixon (186-90, agency: Diamond Sports). He led AEK Athens to a victory over the seventh-ranked Stelmet in the Basketball Champions League in Wednesday night's game. [read more]
Michael Dixon selected the top Georgian playing abroad in last week's games Jan.25, 2017
Giorgi Shermadini's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Georgians playing currently abroad: Jan.18, 2017
Marquez Haynes selected the top Georgian playing abroad in last week's games Jan.11, 2017
Geogian Stats Leaders Oct.24, 2007
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