Carsen Edwards: “I try to learn from Calathes and Wilbekin”

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Aris Barkas

19/Oct/22 17:24

After scoring 19 points in the triumph over ASVEL, Carsen Edwards talked to Eurohoops about his adaptation period in Europe

By Bilal Baran Yardımcı /

Carsen Edwards’ signing was one of the moves that came with high expectations this summer in Fenerbahce, especially in the scoring department.

With him so far averaging just nine points in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, his 19-point performance against ASVEL was a promise of better things to come.

And as he said to Eurohoops: “I am still in the adaptation phase to European basketball. I’m new here and I make mistakes. It wouldn’t be right to say that I am fully used to the game yet, I am in the learning phase.”

Playing in the EuroLeague is not an easy task, no matter how gifted you are on the offensive end.

As Edwards admits the main issue right now is defense and he is happy to work with coach Dimitris Itoudis on that: “I am grateful to coach Itoudis and my teammates for helping me with the defense. I’m constantly learning and trying to follow in the footsteps of my teammates who gave their all on that side of the court. The coach also helps me a lot. He shows various schemes for me to defend better, and that’s what I use.”

Carsen Edwards is also lucky to have teammates like Nick Calathes and Scottie Wilbekin who have devoted themselves to European basketball.

Edwards specifically stated that he is constantly learning something new from them every day: “I try to learn from Nick [Calathes] and Scottie [Wilbekin] every day. They are my men. Nick Calathes is a big name and has good relationships with everyone. I’m trying to get something by being around Nick and watching him. I’m also watching how to generate score from Scottie. At the same time, coach Itoudis is being as patient with me as possible. Because I’m still in the learning phase and I can make mistakes. I do my best every day to be more stable.”