Sunday, February 24, 2013


Hey everyone!  We have played a couple games since I last updated the blog.  Our game last weekend we played down in Gaziantep and won in OT.  The score was 86-79.  After that game our record stood at 10-8.  This afternoon we had a game verse the #1 team in the league Banvit.  We lost today 76-81.  It was a hard fought game for us.  Today I ended with 11 points (2-5 2fg, 0-2 3fg, 7-7ft), 6 assists, and 2 rebounds.  Throughout the entire game it was close.  The biggest lead that either team had was 8 points.  Hopefully we can come back in get a win next Saturday.  Our record stands at 10-9 and in 7th place alone.  I hope that you all have a wonderful Sunday and stay blessed!  God Bless... Joshua 1:9

Monday, February 4, 2013

Tough game

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Good afternoon!  Did you all watch the Super-bowl?  I bet there are a number of you that like to watch the commercials, halftime show and thats it!  HAHA.  I wanted to fill you in on some news here in Turkey.  First off my wife and I are safe from the bombing.  If you didn't know there was a suicide bomber at the US Embassy here in Ankara.  It is pretty eery being in the same city where a bombing has happened.  You hear about them on the news all the time. But when it happens in the city where you live you have quite a different feeling.  We are safe and still smiling!

In our game last night we lost to the #1 team in the league 74-92.  You have to give Fenerbache credit, they are a very talented team.  However, I think we were very soft and didn't play tough at all as a team.  Our team defense was terrible and needs much improvement.  I ended with 8 points (4-6 2fg, 0-2 3fg), 9 assists, 2 rebounds, and 1 steal.  Our next game is on Wednesday in the first round of the Turkish Cup.  There are 8 teams that qualified for the Turkish Cup in the beginning of the year.  Basically, it is 3 games, if you win you keep playing if you lose you go home.  Our first opponent is Besiktas who we lost to earlier in the year at home.  It will be a tough game for us.  Hopefully we can come out with a better attitude and have a tough defensive mindset.

Lay-up w/ contact
AJ is continuing to evolve her photography skills.  People have been contacting her here in Turkey to do a variety of different shoots.  It is an exciting time for her and I am happy for her.  I am going to state this again.. if you need an outstanding photographer this summer you need to contact my wife at her website  I hope everyone was safe and had a wonderful Super-bowl.  We are going over to a teammates house for dinner and to watch the replay of the game.  Have an amazing Monday!  Make it a great day!  God Bless.. 1 John 3:2-3 

Lay-up w/ contact Pt. 2