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Inteview with Marlon Parmer - Apr 16, 2009


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Eurobasket Correspondent Ozell Wells had the chance to sit down with Marlon Parmer (191-G-80, agency: HM Sports Agency, college: Ky Wesleyan), recent addition to Al Ittihad Jeddah in Saudi Arabia and new Saudi Regular season champion aafter thispast weeksaction.

EU: MP, it is great to see you back on this side of the map. How is everything this time around? This is your 3rd tour of duty inthe region after leaving your mark in Qatar with the Heir Apparent Cup, the Emirs Cup and an MVP award. How much different is Saudi?
MP: Well Ozell it feels great to be back with my old team here in Saudi its been nothing but true love since I arrived. The organazation has welcomed me back with open arms. Saudi is a little different then Qatar because its two professionals in Saudi and was only one in Qatar when I was there. I think the players in Saudi have a higher basketball IQ then the players in Qatar. The qatar league is a little more athletic then the Saudi League. Both leagues are competitive and were great experiences to play in. This time around here in Saudi I have seen a lot of the younger players get better and they really worked on some of there weaknesses.. The veteran leadership with Captain Adel and Ali Maghrabi have been real vital piece in keeping the team in order they are not only the best players on the team ,but also hard workers and very helpful to the young guys.. They have made my job real easy. Saudi is a place where you can really focus just on bball there is not much night life, thats a good thing so you can really excel on the court with no distractions.

EU: What was the biggest reason that you retured to this side of things, after a nice season statiscticaly in the NBA Development League?
MP: I returned here after the dleague because i new this was a great oppurtunity financially and also new it was the top team in Saudi and this was my old team and was a good experience before.

EU: What do u see as the biggest differences between basketball in the D-League and ball in the MidEast?
MP: The diffrenence between the dleague in Saudi is that the center position is smaller in Saudi not any seven footer in the saudi league. Also the dleague is basically a man to man defense where here in Saudi they fullcourt press and also play a lot of zone deffense. On offense there is a lot more freedom in the Saudi league where the Dleague is a bit controlled by the coaches.

EU: Do u see the MidEast as a place that u can settle down and playout the remainder of your career, as Danny Johnson, Andre Pitts have done? With the emergence of Egypt as a TRULY PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE now, there are even more opportunities to play good ball and continue to hone your craft. What
are your thoughts?
MP: Yes I can see myself playing in the middle east the rest of my career because I have had so much success.

EU: Now that u have served to be the missing piece in Ittihads Regular Season Championship, how do u see the club faring in the upcoming playoffs? Any predictions? Which club is your closest competitor?
MP: Well we are in the championship of the tournament tomorrow night and we play against Ohod and it will be a tough game at home for us. It would be nice to come home with 2 gold medals in 09...

EU: The Asian Championships are on the Horizon, do u expect to have a good showing there, if the Ittihad club will participate?
MP: This year itthad won't be in Asia tournament.

EU: Dou have any final thoughts for your fans? Those in Qatar,Saudi and family/friends back in the US?
MP: Well first off I would like to give praise to God he is the reason why i have made it this far in my career. I also would like to give a big shout out to my Father for putting the basketball in my hands at age four. I also would like to thank my moms for bringing me in the world. I would also like to thank my college coach Ray Harper, my boy DJ, Christine,Marvella,Joe,Shipp,agent Ghassan and Hassan the Ittihad manager for bringing me back,Captain Adel and Ali Maghrabi and my teammates. Last but not least all the fans from High School, College,CBA,Europe,NBDl, Middle east and allitihad fans. Thanks to you Ozell it was a real pleasure to do an interview with you man!!

EUROBASKET WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE MARLONONCE AGAIN ON ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP IN THE REGION AND WISH HIM THE BEST OF LUCK IN THE UPCOMING PLAYOFFS IN THE SAUDI LEAGUE!   




Ray Mitchell
Al Safa signs Ray Mitchell, ex La Salle - 6 days ago
Al Safa of Safwa (SBL) signed 28-year old American guard Ray Mitchell (201-95kg-89, college: CS Stanislaus). He played last summer at La Salle in Peruvian LNB league. Part of last season Mitchell spent at Al Hidaya (D1). He also played that season for Samaheej (Premier League) in Bahrain. Mitchell is quite experienced player. He has played in six different countries on five different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Mitchell has played previ...   [read more]

Randy Reed
II
Randy Reed II (ex JS Manazeh) agreed terms with Al Ittihad - 6 days ago
Defending champion Al Ittihad Jeddah (SBL) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American guard Randy Reed II (198-91kg-93, college: Omaha, agency: Interperformances). He played most recently at JS Manazeh in Tunisian Division I. Among other achievements Reed II won NJCAA District XIII championship title in 2014. He received also NJCAA D2 All-America 3rd Team award back in 2014 at his college time. Reed II graduated from University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2016 and it will...   [read more]

Derrick
Caracter
Uhud inks Derrick Caracter, ex Echague - 8 days ago
Uhud Medina (SBL) signed 29-year old American center Derrick Caracter (206-125kg-88, college: UTEP). He played last season at Echague in Argentinian LigaA. Caracter managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 29 LigaA games he had 12.2ppg, 7.7rpg and 1.2apg. A very impressive season as he League Player of the Week (2 times). He also played that season for Hasharon (National League) in Israel where in 11 games he recorded 12.7ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.2apg, 1.4spg and 1.5bpg. Cara...   [read more]


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