by John Rammas / email@example.com
After spending his rookie season in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague with Fenerbahce, averaging 8.0 points, 1.3 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game, Carsen Edwards moved to Bayern Munich for his second year in the European competition.
Averaging 19.4 points over eight preseason games with the Bavarian team, the 25-year-old is feeling good in his newest team’s backcourt. “I try to be the best version of myself every time. It’s still early days and I’m just taking advantage of the opportunities I get in preparation. The point is to improve and build confidence”, he said in an interview with Eurohoops.
After completing the preseason with the German side, including a road trip to OAKA for the “Pavlos Giannakopoulos” Tournament with Panathinaikos, Anadolu Efes, and Partizan Belgrade, the former NBA player commented on his adjustments to Europe. “I’m adjusting to basketball in Europe, and I need more time. I’m constantly trying to learn things and find ways to be effective at the EuroLeague level”, he explained.
For this reason, nothing will be rushed during the first year of this new chapter for Bayern Munich. “I don’t want to think too far ahead, I prefer to move forward step by step. We are a new team and we still have a lot of work to do. We will try to get as many wins as possible, add them up at the end, and see what the result is”, Carsen Edwards commented on the German team’s path.
One of the motivations why he decided to move to Germany relies on the fact that Pablo Laso has been appointed as the newest head coach of the German powerhouse. “I enjoy playing under coach [Pablo] Laso, for coach [Pablo] Laso. He helps me improve by correcting my mistakes and explaining to me what I did wrong so that I don’t repeat it. I want to do well to justify why he and the team chose me”, he said praising the legendary Spanish head coach.
— Turkish Airlines EuroLeague (@EuroLeague) September 26, 2023