Q And A

THURSDAY, NOV. 8, 2012

What was the biggest adjustment for you when you came here to play basketball?

“To live without family, things like doing laundry and cooking each day.”

Thomas Reuter, EWU

“It was being in charge of my own things, not having Mom or Dad around to help me out. If you need something, you have

to pick up phone and make the call. You have to go grocery shopping, do your laundry. At home, I didn’t have to worry about all that stuff. It was go to school and play basketball. That was a little shock

at first. There’s much more to life than what I thought.”

Elias Harris, GU

“Mainly the small town, that was the biggest adjustment, but I’ve grown to embrace it, the town and the community.”

Brock Motum, WSU

“The first biggest adjustment was being

in a small town, coming from Melbourne. There’s five million people there. The way the game is played over here is very fast and physical. Everyone’s more athletic and taller. Just the whole organizational side

of college basketball threw me off a little bit when I got here.”

Dexter Kernich Drew, WSU

“I think tempo of the game.

It’s faster; I have to prepare for that.”

Przemek Karnowski, GU

“It was the time-management stuff, and I’m pretty good with my time,

but there’s so much you want to get done whether it’s extra reps in the gym or finishing an assignment. It’s really long days, but I think I’ve handled it pretty well.”

Kevin Pangos, GU

“Definitely the workload. Studies, I’m used to doing a lot more, but basketball, back home we do maybe two sessions of one-and-a-half hours. This is a lot more.”

Venky Jois, EWU

“The workload, it’s a lot more.”

Daniel Hill, EWU

“Just the culture; the different cultures are completely different from Australia. Different people, getting to know the guys. You make friends but it’s still different

to where you’ve been born and what you grew up with. But I like it. It’s cool.

The basketball culture’s way better over here with all the fans getting behind it

and everything.”

James Hunter, WSU

“It was the language.”

Martin Seiferth, EWU

“Practicing here is much harder,

a lot longer than in Germany,

but it makes you tougher.”

Frederik Jörg, EWU

“Life in Australia is pretty laid-back, pretty cruisy. Over here it’s a lot more upbeat,

a lot more going on.”

Jordan Hickert, EWU

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