Monday, April 29, 2013


Good afternoon!  It is an absolutely beautiful day here in Ankara.  We have had 2 games since I last posted.  We have been on the road 5 days and then I spent another night in Istanbul after the game.  Haven't been around my computer at all.  Two weeks ago we played on the road in Mersin and came away with a 94-91 win.  I had 16 points (5-8 2fg, 2-5 3fg), 9 assists, and 1 rebound.  That put our record to 16-12.  Then we flew directly to Istanbul after the game on Wednesday because we played Besiktas on Saturday.

Pick n roll
The Besiktas game was crazy.  We lost in double overtime 110-105.  Both teams were battling!  There were buzzer beaters, clutch shots, and intensity throughout the entire game.  I ended up playing 48 minutes that game and was exhausted afterwards.  I had a nice double double with 20 points (5-7 2fg, 2-6 3fg, 4-6 ft), 16 assists, and 5 rebounds.  That put our record at 16-13 with one game to play in the regular season.  Our next game is at home vs Karsiyaka on Saturday.  It will be the last game before playoffs start.  We have 7th place locked up no matter what, so we will be the 7th seed in playoffs playing the number 2 seed.

Hope everyone is doing well back home!  It is unbelievable that within a month I will be back home and have finished my 4th professional season.  Time sure flies by when your having fun!  Take care and God Bless!  Isaiah 33:22

Sunday, April 21, 2013

3 in a row

Bring the ball up
Happy Sunday everyone!  Since I last blogged we have had 2 games.  One on the road vs Erdimer and the other at home last night vs Turk Telekom.  We one both games extending our winning streak to 3.  The game vs Erdimer came down to the wire.  Our team pulled out a win 84-82.  I ended the game with 15 points (3-5 2fg, 3-4 3fg, 0-2 ft), 6 rebounds, and 5 assists.  That put our record to 14-12 heading into last nights game vs Turk Telekom.

Last night we came away with a 84-77 win.  We were in control most of the game leading by as many as 20.  However Turk Telekom fought back hard in the 4th quarter and made it a 7 point game at the end.  I had 15 points (1-5 2fg, 3-4 3fg, 4-7 ft), 9 assists, and 1 rebound.  After that game we have won 3 in a row and our record is 15-12.  We have 3 games left of the season and then playoffs start.  Our last 3 games of the year are: 1. Mersin on the road.  2. Beskitas on the road.  3. Karsiyaka at home for the last game of the year.  Looking forward to finishing the season strong and head into playoffs with a good mind set.

Driving, And 1
I have to give a couple S/O (shoutouts) on my blog this time.  First, to my sister Bryn for her 2 wins with her AAU team down in Chicago this weekend.  This is the first tourney of the year for them and they are off to a hot start.  Also, I wanted to thank her for presenting my tile to the Wall of Inspiration down in AL this past week.  Thank you Bryn you are an amazing sister and I love following your career both academically and athletically!  My other S/O goes to my wifey... She is dominating her photography business here in Ankara, Turkey!  She is working her tail off and I can see her continuing to get better and better as a photographer (check out her awesome website GO AJ!!  Have a blessed Sunday everyone! God Bless.. Proverbs 28:6 & Proverbs 28:20

Attacking the big

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Driving & he was arguing there was no foul haha! 
Good afternoon from Ankara, Turkey!  We have had 2 games since I last posted.  Our game vs Efes two weeks ago I did not play in.  I had an injury to my foot that kept me out of the line up.   We ended up losing that game.  Our next game was last Saturday vs Olin at home.  I suited up and play in that game.  We came away with a 89-85 win.  It was a great win for us to give us some breathing room from the 8th place team.  We are currently in 7th place and two games ahead of the 8th place spot.  Last game I had 13 points (4-7 2fg, 1-3 3fg, 2-2 ft), 9 assists, and 1 rebound.  Our next game is on Saturday vs. Erdemir on the road.  We will have to be ready to compete and play hard.  Looking forward to playing again.

We have 5 games left of the season and then playoffs.  It is crazy how fast the season is going.  AJ is busy with photography.  She has a photoshoot every weekend until we leave.  Her clientele is growing significantly, and I am extremely proud of her.  She will be in Fargo this summer, if you are around the area and need a photographer contact her at  I hope you all have a blessed and amazing Wednesday!  God Bless.. Proverbs 10:4