Nigerian-born Leper of Belgium basketball player, Jasper Chiwuzie, speaks on his career in an interview with serwrites. com
Why you decided to be a pro player?
I guess it’s because I fell in love with the thrill of the game, it gave me a satisfaction that I never had before so I decided to take it a step further and make it my profession.
There are many players without a job fighting for the same spots, how hard is to wait for your ideal offer and not take the first that comes up considering that the next one may not come soon?
It’s probably one of the hardest parts of the game to be honest; you just have to be smart and confident when making the decision.
Which was the best game you had in your career so far?
I’ve had a few I can put down but most memorable one would have to be my 45 point game against Roehampton University in my second year of University.
Tell us your strong point and your weakness in your game.
My strong point would have to be my physicality; I enjoy setting hard picks and fighting for position in the paint. A weak point would have to be the fact that I’m too hard on myself; I’m my worst critic.
Which player was the hardest opponent to play against?
It would probably be Timo Bode from ASC Gottingen. Big physical presence in the paint and he probably outweighed me by 30-40 pounds when I played against him.
Tell about the best teammates you had so far. It would definitely be the Worthing Thunder and University Of Chichester Thunder teams; we had a lot of fun on and off court.
Which coach you want to thank because he made you better player?
Hennssy Auriantal, without a doubt the best coach I ever had the pleasure of coming across.
Would have never gone pro without him.
Role player in a big team or star in a smaller one? Role Player on a big team.
Which is your favorite basketball shoe? Which one you wear now? It would have to be the Nike Hyperfuse 2011; right now I play in the 2012 Nike Hyperdunks Lows.
What plans you have for the future?
Work as hard as I can and progress through the leagues and hopefully find