Thursday, March 28, 2013

Great win

Surveying the court
Good morning from Turkey!  Quick update on our game last Saturday vs Aliaga.  We won a very important and exciting game 80-76.  The win was huge for us and it ended our 2 game losing streak.  Our record stands at 12-11 and still in 7th place.  We really moved the ball well and played as a team, which led to four guys in double figures.  I had my first double double of the year with 14 points (1-5 2fg, 1-3 3fg, 9-12 ft), 10 assists, and 7 rebounds.  Our next game is on Sunday vs Efes.  Efes is a very solid team and it will be a tough game for us.  They are currently tied for 3rd in the league.  I am looking forward to heading up to Istanbul this weekend.

It is crazy that we only have 6 games of the regular season left.  Time sure flies by when your having fun :)!  Go check out my wife's blog update on her website  She has a new amazing photoshoot that she posted.  She has been getting a lot of notoriety here in Turkey and has photoshoots every weekend here until we leave.  If you are looking for a photographer for the summer months back home I highly suggest you contact her.  Have a great day!  Ciao... God Bless! Psalm 100:3-4

Friday, March 22, 2013

Two game skid

Drive and kick
Good morning everyone!  I wanted to fill you in on our last couple games.  We have dropped 2 straight games now.  First we lost to Galatasaray who was in 3rd place at the time 86-94.  For 3 1/2 quarters we played solid ball.  We just couldn't pull out a win at the end.  That game I had 14 points (1-5 2fg, 4-5 3fg) 8 assists, and 3 rebounds.  The following week we played on the road vs Antalya and lost 93-100. We played terrible defensively and could not manage to get any defensive stops when we needed to.  Letting a team score 100 points is unacceptable.  I had 17 points (4-8 2fg, 2-5 3fg, 3-6 ft) 9 assists, and 4 rebounds.  Hopefully we can get back on track for our game tomorrow vs Aliaga.  Our record stands at 11-11 still in 7th place.  Looking forward to playing again this Saturday.

Baseline drive
How is everyones NCAA bracket going?  It feels like I say this every year after the first round but my bracket is finished already!  This is definitely one of the best times of the year.  Watching basketball all day long!  Have a wonderful weekend and enjoy the tourney!  God Bless.. Psalm 73:25-27

Friday, March 8, 2013

Big Win

Good afternoon everyone!  Sorry for not keeping you in the loop as much as I would like.  I have had the pleasure of having my mom and sister over here visiting this past week.  It has been amazing getting the chance to see them again and show them the country of Turkey.  We have been showing them all around Ankara, taking them out to eat, and enjoying quality time together.  My wife and have I been blessed to see her parents, my parents, and sister this year.

On the basketball side of things we had a game last week vs Hacettepe.  We came away with a 92-85 win.  It was a hard fought game by both teams.  This win puts our record at 11-9 and in 7th place alone.  In this game I had 17 points (3-4 2fg, 3-4 3fg, 2-2 ft), 9 assists, and 3 rebounds.  Our next game is tomorrow, which my mom and sister will be able to watch.  We are hosting Galatasaray out of Istanbul.  They are currently in 3rd place in the league.  It will be a tough game for us but we are looking forward to it.

On some other news my wife has done numerous photo shoots here in Turkey.  If you want to check them out go to  If you are in the Fargo area this summer and are looking for a photographer my wife is definitely someone you should contact.  As I stated before my mom and sister are over here so I am going get off this computer and spend more time with them!  Oh yeah and good luck to the NDSU Mens Bball squad as they compete in the Summit League tourney starting Sunday.  NCAA bound??!!  Have a blessed and wonderful Friday!  Psalm 33:11-12