Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Here I am

I have received too many requests to post something more personal about my time here in Germany and what can I say? Peer pressure is real and no I am not Bill Simmons. I have already 2 months of unforgettable experiences under my belt and I don't really know where to start. My boy Goldy really summed up our trip with News Release Basketball pre-contract days in his blog better than I can. It truly was a great experience that is a product of excellent hospitality, energetic kids, and a close knit group. The cherry on the top... I received my contract around August 8th and I have been a Iserlohn Kangaroo ever since!
We played 5 preseason games and went 3-2 in August (Including a win over former Amherst teammate Andrew Olson's team and a close, hard fought loss to Kevin Hopkins' team). I picked up my first technical foul against Kevin's team for yelling one of the few German words that I know; drei (as I was trying to get the referee to call a 3 second in the key violation after one of Kevin's teammates was camped out in the lane).

September 6th we opened our season at home and won pretty easily against a mediocre team. I believe I scored 22 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.  Most importantly, I got FGA's likeI had Altman on the back of my jersey (only my Amherst people know about that, sorry). Yes, I got another technical foul for yelling one word again. This time it was nearly "Foul!!" and I gave this female referee a quick glance before I ran back on defense.

September 13th we played on the road and almost came back from 17 point deficiet in the 4th quarter to win, but fell just short and lost our first game by 5. Terrible refs but what can one do? At least I did not get a technical foul (however a teammate of mine got one for spitting on the court so that he could help get the dirt off of the bottoms of his shoes). 24 points and 9 rebounds where13 of which came in the 4th quarter.

September 20th we won our second home game and we played one of our best games thus far. 16 points and 9 rebounds in limited action. Injury update and more coming soon...

 Wow I love my job! 

1 comment:

Goldy said...

that picture is freakin siiiicckkk son...