Vraag en antwoord met Jobi Wall, de nieuwe Amerikaan van Donar

Op vrijdag 6 juli contracteerde Donar de Amerikaan Jobi Wall en hij heeft de onderstaande vragen beantwoord.

Vraag: can you describe in short something about your life (birthday, hometown, family etc)?
Antwoord: I was born September 12, 1989, and I am the youngest of four kids. I have one brother and two sisters who all played basketball their whole lives through university. Basketball is a big part of my family. My dad was a coach so I spent a lot of time in the gym growing up. I am from Denver, Colorado which is a fantastic city, and has some beautiful mountains.

Vraag: is Jobi a nickname of other reason why name Jobi?
Antwoord: Jobi is short for Joseph. My sister gave me the nickname Jobi when I was maybe 5 or 6 and it has stuck with me ever since.

Vraag: you played for Colorado Christian Academy and Seattle Pacific, how do you look back at these years?
Antwoord: my time in college were some of the most impactful of my life. At both Colorado Christian and Seattle Pacific, I was blessed to have some terrific coaches and teammates who helped me grow as a basketball player and as a man. These years helped me build the foundation which has allowed me to continue playing basketball professionally.

Vraag: after college you went to Europe and your first club was CAB Madeira. How was that period, because the first year outside USA is mostly a hard time for a basketballplayer.
Antwoord: playing in Portugal at CAB Madeira was a great first experience for me. As a small island in the middle of the ocean, Madeira is one of the most beautiful places my wife and I have ever lived. It was definitely an adjustment living outside of the United States away from our families, but I had some great teammates who helped make the adjustment easier.

Vraag: was it difficult to learn the European style of basketball with your teams BK JIP Pardubice in Czech Republic and Legia Warszawa in Poland?
Antwoord: it took some time adjusting to the European style. The European game is more physical and more structured than what I was used to in the United States. Thankfully I have had some great coaches over the last 5 years that have helped me grow in my understanding of the European game and as a player.

Vraag: how came you in contact with Donar? Did you had more offers from other clubs and if “yes” why Donar?
Antwoord: Donar contacted me through my agency Diamond Sports. I had a couple offers but chose Donar because I wanted to be a part of their winning culture and team oriented style of basketball. I have heard a lot of positive things about the professionalism of the club and of course the passion of the fans. I am excited to be a part of all of it!

Vraag: what will be your role in the team of Donar?
Antwoord: I will play the power forward position and will help stretch the floor and create space because of how I can shoot the ball.

Vraag: what are your expectations for these season?
Antwoord: we want to qualify for and compete in the Champions League and win the championship in the Dutch league.

Vraag: Donar will play in qualifications rounds Basketball Champions League. Looking forward to that?
Antwoord: I am really looking forward to Basketball Champions League qualifications. I played in the FIBA EuropeCup two years ago when I was playing with Pardubice in the Czech Republic. Playing European competition is a great experience to be able to compete against the best teams from other countries and see different styles of play.

Vraag: do you want to say something to the fans?
Antwoord: thank you to the fans who have already reached out to welcome me to Donar! I have heard so many great things about the passion and support from Donar fans, and I am looking forward to experiencing all of it for myself. I can’t wait to get to Groningen to get to work!

Informatie over Joseph “Jobi” Wall van Donar

Vandaag werd bekend dat Joseph “Jobi” Wall een contract bij Donar heeft getekend. Hieronder vindt je informatie over hem.

Joseph Wall is 2.00m lang, 100kg, 28 jaar en geboren in Arvada, Colorado.

Op high school kwam hij uit voor Faith Christian Academy en zijn college was Colorado Christian University en Seattle Pacific. Wat wordt o.a. over hem geschreven:
-goede driepuntsschutter
-goede spelinzicht
-goede basketball IQ
-team speler
-slimme verdediger
-werkt hard

Zijn Europese avontuur begon in Portugal bij CAB Madeira. Daarna volgde drie seizoenen bij BK JIP Pardubice (Tsjechië) en afgelopen seizoen bij de Poolse club Legia Warszawa. Team eindigde op één na laatste plaats van de TBL-competitie. Zijn gemiddelde cijfers (in Polen spelen de buitenlanders gemiddeld minder minuten dan hier door de regelgeving) waren 20.3 minuten, 8.7 punten, 3.2 rebounds, driepunters 39.3%, vrije worpen 82.5%, 0.9 assists, 0.5 steals en 1.2 turnovers.

In het seizoen 2016-2017 speelde hij in twaalf FIBA Europe Cup wedstrijden en had de volgende cijfers: 26.0 minuten, 12.8 punten, 4.0 rebounds en driepunters 46.4%.