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Ask Torey Questions # 2

I want to thank everyone for visiting the site. I have received some great feedback and I really enjoy interacting with all of you. I am back again with the Ask Torey questions and responses. I really enjoy reading the questions and responding. I am sorry that I took so long to get back to you but I am busy at times. We are in the heart of the season and I’m concentrating on helping Turow win basketball games. Nonetheless, please keep the questions coming and I will definitely respond! You can do so by visiting the Contact page and selecting the title as Ask Torey.

How do you like it in Poland?

Matheo

Hello Matheo

I like Poland. I like learning about the culture. The people seem friendly and I have traveled to a few places around Poland and they have been interesting. Being in Poland gave me the opportunity to get this website up and running with the help of the company Lowgravity.pl and their respective owners Dariusz Ejkiewicz and Kamil Grzegorczyk!

Do you have a wife or girlfriend?

Magda

Hi Magda,

No I currently do not have a girlfriend or a wife.

What type of Music do you listen to? Whats your favorite TV Series?

Dominik

What’s up Dominik,

I listen to hip hop and rnb. I also like oldies but goodies which is music from the temptations, Ojays, and other old school rnb artist from back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. I also would listen to other music as long as I can nod my head to it! My favorite TV series doesn’t come on anymore but it was the Martin Lawrence show. He’s a hilarious comedian. Now I don’t watch much television.

I just watched your vlog and I have to say that’s a great opportunity for fans to find out more about you and your teammates. I would love to see your interview with people who did your brilliant website! That would be awesome.

Jakub

Whats going on Jakub,

I appreciate you coming to the site and checking it out. I would love to interview the people who did my brilliant site also. That interview will probably come next year sometime when Turow goes to Gdynia to play. I will make sure to get an exclusive interview with one or even both of my website developers!

I am your Great Fan, I love your Game. I want to ask about what happened with your green nike hyperfuse’am?

Mike#9

What’s up Mike,

Thanks for being a fan! Keep watching and support me and the team! My Nike Green Hypefuse are going to the Dariusz and Jakub to of my friends who have designed posters for me and I agreed to give them those sneakers in exchange for the design.

What’s up with Keith Simmons?

Mike

Whats up Mike,

Keith Simmons is currently playing in Turkey. He plays for the top division in the Turkish Basketball League and his team name is Banvit who plays Eurocup. This is Keith’s third season in Turkey and 4th overall spending one season in Germany for the Frankfurt Skyliners. He’s having a great career!

Torey did you send me your autographed picture on the streets miłosza3?

Daniel

Hi Daniel,

No I did not send you an autographed picture on the streets of milosza 3. Is that in Zgorzelec? If so when I get my posters I will make sure you get an autographed poster.

Hi Torey! My name is Katarzyna. My english is not very good but I think you will understand me. I don’t know if you remember me you play in Wrocław I did a picture with you and David under Orbita. Unfortunately I can not come to Zgorzelec for your games, maybe we meet in Wroclaw. Good luck in more matches.

Hi Katarzyna,

Yes I remember you! I have the tagged photo that you took on my facebook. I Hope you can come support the team in Zgorzelec for at least one game. Thanks for checking out the website!

Gameday Round Up #2 – Turow at Zastal

Zastal is the 2nd place team in the Polish league standings. We knew coming into the game that we were in for a tough one. Going into Zastal is a hostile environment. 5,000 screaming fans, unique chants and deafening noise. The fans started before the opening tip and didn’t stop until the buzzer sounded getting louder and louder as the minutes ticked to 40.

Our game plan was to limit their fast break points, offensive rebounds, and limit them getting their crowd more involved into the game then they already would be. The individual players we needed to contain were Chris Burgess (7 points, 10 rebounds) and Walter Hodge (12 points, 5 assists) Zarko Comagic stepped up for them with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Also Marcin Flieger with 11 points.

The game was played in a up-tempo pace in the first half back and forth. We traded baskets early but then accumulated an 8-point lead. That lead quickly evaporated and we took at 2-point lead 40-38 going into Halftime. The 2nd half of the game was still a slugfest both teams playing hard nose defense and fighting for every possession to count. With about 28 seconds left to play up 2 points we played tremendous defense causing a 24 second shot clock violation to seal the game with 4 seconds left.

David Jackson was a clutch performer hitting huge shots and collecting 18 points. Marko Brkic was also another top-notch performer netting 17 points. Konrad Wysocki had 13 points and 6 rebounds with 2 clutch baskets at the end of the game. I collected 11 points 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. This was another great team effort to get the victory. The Turow fans were great we had a nice cheering section and they were well known in an arena that could have easily drowned them out. The Turow fans were top notch and hung right in there with 5,000 fans! We appreciate all the support!

Team Turow spends time with Less Fortunate Kids!!

Taking Pictures in Gawrosz - Picture by G. Bereziuk

Playing Basketball is an honor and a privilege. I believe many people overlook that and forget that there are less fortunate people in the world. Being able to go visit the center and see the kids puts things in perspective. We are the fortunate ones who can play a sport that we love and earn a living. When you are blessed with these abilities then I feel it is a necessity to give back to your respective community especially to the children.

The center we visited is called “Gawrosz – Prophylactic center for kids and teenagers.” They help kids from multi-child families; ones that are poor and that might be suffering from pathologic functionalities. You can see their website at: Gawrosz in Zgorzelec.

Through the years almost 1,000 kids have went through Gawrosz. Currently they have 100 or so people under their supervision and about 30 kids daily stay there ranging in ages of 3-16 years old. Every day they have special activities like sports, art, socio-therapeutic activities, cooking, education, computer activities and theater. Once a week the kids go swimming, they also visit cinemas or have field trips if the money allows it. The place works with police, psychologist and special doctors who help out the kids.

Something I would like to say to all of the Kids from Gawrosz in Polish:

Doceniam waszą siłę i odwagę. Mam nadzieję, że dobre rzeczy przydarzą się wam wszystkim.

We spent a few hours talking to the kids, playing with the kids, answer questions and giving them gifts. The joy that comes from seeing these kids smile is priceless. Everyone on the team enjoed going to Gawrosz and spending that quality time with the kids. They interacted with all of us very easily and even a few kids were learning English and they said a few words to us in English. This was a refreshing experience basketball plays an important factor in pulling people together!

Stay tuned for my Vlog video from the event, I am very happy that along with my teammates we are able to visit kids and make thier days better! Doing work in the community always means a lot, regardless which part of the world I am at.

Markel Humphrey-75 Feet away no worries All Net!!!

Markel Humphrey

Here is the third feature in my column that shows the game of various basketball players in Europe. The International Journey showcases the careers of people I’ve met and became friends with during my stay in Europe, I want to share my knowledge about their life and shows you how great they are.

From 2005-09 I played college ball for Marshall University I had a great career there breaking records to hitting game winning 75 footers which lead to one of the greatest shot in basketball history. Working hard through out college lead me to be a successful basketball player in Europe.

God has blessed me with the ability to play ball in Europe and I must say I am having the time of my life. I play ball in Holland for the Magixx Kids Rights this is my second year and I have had the opportunity to meet guys like Torey Thomas and was grateful to be on the same team as him. I learned a lot he taught me the ropes of European ball rules, being patient, and just how to have fun while doing so. My experience playing over here is something I can’t describe. Not many people can say they have actually lived in Europe let alone play ball over here. Everyday I get the chance to wake up and thank God for the blessing he has stored upon me. Everyday I get to live and breath basketball since I have my college degree I have nothing else to worry about but ball. Read More

Angela Pace – From One Speed to Another!!

Angela Pace

My Name is Angela ”SPEEDY” Pace I am 5’8 130 pounds. I am from Green burgh, New York. I attended Woodlands High School, and there I scored my 1,000 points. From There I attended Monroe College which is located in New Rochelle, New York. But also have a second campus which is located in the Bronx, New York. Monroe college was an Division III school. My Freshman year was a long year. At the end of the year our overall record was 36-0 and ended up winning a Division III National Championship in 2005 and received my first national Championship ring . My Sophomore Year, we lost key players and I knew we had to step up as a player and as a team. Our overall record Was 29-1, and ended up winning a 2006 conference regional championship and fell short in nationals. I received ”2006 Player of The Year” my sophomore year. After Junior College, I transferred to a Division I school which was located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The name of the school was Robert Morris University. My Junior year at Robert Morris we traveled a lot, played a variety of big schools from Nebraska University, Tulane University, Florida University, Virginia Tech and Rutgers University in the NCAA Tournament. It was the best experience and definitely a tough transition to make when coming from a division III junior college That year we ended up winning the 2008 NEC championship and participating in the NCAA tournament as a 16 seed. My Senior year, I ended up redshirting because of an injury. I dislocated my shoulder, tore my labrum completely, and fractured a piece of my ball and socket. This was a major setback because I wanted to accomplish a lot, so I had to make an decision on playing through the pain or not playing at all. I made the decision to sit out and come back stronger and healthier. The NCAA agreed to give me my year back. Now I became a Fifth year senior and I was ready to play because I felt like I had missed so much and sitting out is miserable especially if you have a strong passion for the game. We played Wisconsin University, Marquette University, Wright State etc. I averaged 19pts, 7 assists, and 5steals a game. At the end of the year I received NEC 2010 Player of the year, NEC 2010 Defensive player of the year, NEC 2010 First team, and made the NCAA ECAC team. From the school they awarded me with 2010 Outstanding Female Athlete of the year, and 2010 MVP of the year.

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