Michael Brown (190-G-92, college: Colorado Christian) is a 23 year old 190cm guard from Heber City, Utah playing his rookie season in Germany with the Iserlohn Kangaroos in the ProB league. He started his basketball career in 2011 with Weber St. (NCAA) where he played 16 NCAA games. He then moved to Colorado Christian (NCAA2) playing his last three years of school and as a senior played 18 games: averaging 16.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.5apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 47.8%, 3PT: 41.2%, FT: 77.9%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball.
Mike thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. You are a rookie this season playing in the German Pro B for Iserlohn. When you came to the club in pre season did you get a feeling quickly that this could be a special season?
When I arrived for our first practice, I had no idea what to expect. What I do remember is that everyone was so welcoming and kind. I felt like I fit in right away, which doesn’t always happen on basketball teams. I also remember that our first practice was very intense, and we were competing at a high level. I knew right away that this team was very hard working. I had heard that sometimes it can be a tough experience as a rookie, so I definitely felt like this team was special by how well we fit together from an early stage.
In your final season at Colorado Christian (NCAA2) you won the D-2 national title. Do you feel some of those vibes were transported to your rookie season with Iserlohn?
It was certainly nice to end my college career with a win. I knew that Iserlohn had a very successful year in the 2014-2015 season. I consider myself very fortunate that I was able to join an already fantastic club and organization.
Last weekend Iserlohn suffered a tough 77-74 loss to the hands of Bochum. Bochum won the game at the end with free throws. Where in your opinion was this game lost?
When you lose a game by 3 points, you spend the night thinking about the things we could have done differently in order to win the game. Truth is, Bochum played an outstanding game, and they deserve credit there. But we feel that the game was lost because of our inability to play good defense in the second half.