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Game Day Round Up #1 – Polpharma at Turow

Each week I’m going to give you my thoughts on the game that Turow has just played. This week we played Polpharma at Home in Zgorzelec. This was a long tough week of practice because we previously let a game slip out of our hands into Kotwica’s. We were up by 18 points at one point in the game only to relinquish the lead in Overtime. Ted Scott has a season high of 37 points he was on fire but we still controlled the whole game until the end. The bitter taste in our mouth is left for the whole week and practice was very intense!

Now were back home with a televised game against Polpharma is a scrappy team who can really drill it from 3 point range. Our goals were to play great transition defense, key in on their 3 point shooters, and rebound. We got off to a strong start playing aggressive defensive and limiting their fast break points.

We had a nice balanced attack going into the game. Every player contributed in a significant way and we were able to hold off a pesky Polpharma team lead by Michael Hicks’ 23 points and Deonta Vaughn’s 17 and the late flurry of 3 point shots by Tomasz Cielebąk.

The fans were on their feet the entire game! We feed off of their energy they worked the referee’s very well and had their chants going non-stop! The electricity in the arena fueled our runs!

The pace of the game was up tempo which the score indicated 92-84 in favor of PGE Turow. The leading scorers were Ivan Koljevic with 17 points with three crucial 3-pointers in the 2nd half of the game. Marko Brkic 14 points and 8 rebounds, Konrad Wysocki 11 points and 8 rebounds, Ivan Zigeranovic 12 points, and myself with 16 points 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals.

It is always a great thing to have multiple players in double figures but I have to give credit to the interior players like Robert Tomaszek and Michal Gabinski who really played tough for us under the paint. Our perimeter players David Jackson, Michael Kuebler, and Bartosz Bochno played key roles in making this a total team effort to get the win!

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1000 Fan Likes and Beyond!!

I want to thank everyone for their support and appreciation. To get to 1000 fan likes is a big deal for me because it tells me that you all appreciate my hard work and determination not only as a basketball player but as a person. Thank you for checking out the site and viewing the many functions that it has to offer. All the comments on my site and my Facebook Fanpage as well as my twitter account are all read and commented back by myself personally.

This is my 4th year playing Professional Basketball in Europe and I have fans from different countries Sweden, Turkey, France, Holland, and now Poland. It is a great feeling but I also want to acknowledge all my fans from back home from White Plains, NY to Trinity Catholic in Stamford, CT up I-84 to Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA and all points in between you are all appreciated!!

The fans are an important part of sports period and for my basketball career my fans have help lift me to great heights. I want all of you to stay tuned the site because I will be raffling off different items such as game worn sneakers, gear, and autographed posters. I also would like more of your input about the site and if you want to see something done on it I am open to new suggestions. I will keep you updated with something new weekly!

Jason Holmes – The Black German!!

Jason Holmes The Black German

I played my high school basketball at my Mamaroneck High School in Westchester County, where I am the all time leading scorer. After graduating from high school in 2004, I went on to play at Le Moyne College, which is a Division II school in Syracuse, New York. At Le Moyne I became a 1,000 point scorer and broke the schools record for steals in my four year career, and graduated on time in May 2008. Following college I was off to Nokia, Finland in October 2008 to play for BC Nokia in the Finnish Basketball League. Being in Finland was my first time ever being out of the United States and was thrown to wolves right away because of my late arrival and was playing in a game my third day in the country. In Finland I had a good individual season, but my team finished sixth in the league and was named to second team all league.

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Ask Torey #1-Initial Questions

The first four days of GoTorey.com have been great. I have had 2,731 visitors to the site and over 9,000 page views!! I am extremely happy with the response of the website and how it has been welcomed by everyone that has entered.

I want to introduce you to a feature on the site that allows people to ask me personal questions and I will answer them. The column will be posted based on the number of questions asked and then I will post a blog answering the questions. To get to Ask Torey you need to go to the contact tab on the website and scroll down to ask a question.

Here are the first questions that have been asked in the first few days:

My name is Pawel (Paul in english). I collect sport autographs, but I don’t have yours. I please You to send me your autograph. I would be grateful.

Pawel Borkowski

Pawel I will definitely give you an autograph. When we travel to play Zastal I hope you can come to the game so I can give you the autograph personally!

I wanna be the best what you will tell me what i should do?

Matheo

Matheo you have to work on your game everyday. I can give you some drills that can help you. I need to know what position you play. Treat your body right and get good rest. I am routing for you!

Thanks to you, our team has a chance to Zgorzelec master. Well you play. I really like you.!

Martyna

Hi Martyna! Thank You for all your support I appreciate it and see you at the games!

Hi Torey! I would like to say I’m your very big fan. My english is not very good but I think you will by understand me. I don’t now do you remeber me. We met in Mc’donald’s I say oh my god it’s Thomas and you looked at me and my friends 😉

Magda

Hi Magda! Yes I remember seeing you at the Mac Donald’s with your friends! Thank you for all the support and keep coming to the games!

Polish
W czwartej kwarcie meczu z Polonią Warszawa wyprowadzałeś akcję dwóch na jednego, której nie podałeś piłki do nadbiegającego bez żadnej asekuracji Michael’a Kuebler’a. Będąc wówczas krytym zdecydowałeś się na ryzykowne wejście pod kosz, które zresztą i tak nie przyniosło drużynie większej korzyści.

W związku z tym mam pytanie: Dlaczego w tak istotnych momentach ważniejsze dla Ciebie jest nabijanie własnych statystyk niż dobro i wynik całej drużyny ??

English
In 4th quarter of the Polonia game you were going 2 on 1 at the break. In that action you didn’t pass the ball to Michael Kuebler. You were guarded but you decided to attack the basket, which didn’t bring anything good.

So my question is: Why in a clutch moment of the game it’s more important for you to get your stats up other than the good and score of the whole team?

Tomek

English Hello Tomek it is never about my stats it is always about the good of the team. If I made a mistake on that play it was an honest mistake but in no way was I sacrificing the team in order to get my stats. My stats don’t mean anything if we lose. Thanks for your question and I hope you can see that I play with passion every play and will do anything to win the game.

Polish Witaj Tomek, nigdy nie chodzi o moje statystyki, ale o dobro zespołu. Jeśli taka akcja miała miejsce to jest to mój błąd jednak w żaden sposób niechciałem zaprzepaścić wygranej zespołu żeby polepszyć moją zdobycz. Moje statystyki nie znaczą nic jeśli przegrywamy mecz. Dziękuje za twoje pytanie i mam nadzieję, że zobaczysz to że potrafie grac z pasją w każdej akcji, i zrobie wszystko zeby wygrać mecz.

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