Tommy Freeman

Tue, Dec 18, 2012 2:53 pm

As we near Christmas, the team’s struggles have continued. We are currently 1-9 in our league and sitting at the bottom of the standings. Our lone win came against BBC Nyon at home by 13 points. Our defeats have been by close to 20 points each contest. We are generally able to compete with teams for 3 quarters before running out of steam in the final stanza. We have tried changing our defensive philosophy, team meetings, and reviewing our mistakes on tape all to no avail. However, we have had more success in the Swiss Cup tournament.

Mon, Oct 29, 2012 4:19 pm

It’s been two months since I arrived in Switzerland. We have completed our preseason and got our championship games in full swing. Although things have not gone how we had hoped at the beginning, we are piecing things together one game at a time and learning how to play with each other better every match. I have settled into a routine and it has helped me to adjust to my surroundings. Switzerland continues to be a great place to play and live. Our road trips are highlighted by the scenery observed out of the bus windows which I have taken the time to snap a few photos of.

Wed, Dec 12, 2012 3:43 pm

As another September approached, my time to depart overseas did as well. In late July I had been offered a contract by SAM Basket Massagno of the LNA in Massagno, Switzerland. The city of Massagno is about 4 square miles and is located within the larger city of Lugano. I was scheduled to leave on August 26th from Indianapolis.

Mon, Oct 29, 2012 4:21 pm

Pay day!!!!! Each member of the team was given their checks after practice and then dispersed to deposit it into our various banks. We rendezvoused and took two cars to the local Tesco. Other than the times I needed the necessities, milk, eggs, or butter, I usually visited the grocery store twice a month to buy the bulk of my food. I never came in with a game plan and usually just walked up and down each aisle grabbing whatever looked good at that time. On this particular trip I went a bit overboard.

Mon, Oct 29, 2012 4:22 pm

Getting back to the UK meant getting back in the gym and back together with the guys. It had been a great week home and had refreshed me from the daily routine of practice, lifting, and Xbox. I had shot a few times while back in the States but for the most part I budgeted my time to spend time with family and friends. The time away reignited my fire to compete and get better. We spent the next few days getting our wind back and finding our form again.