Reese hooping it up in the Czech Republic

Published: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 06:19 PM.

Life as a professional basketball player — and newlywed, as he married last summer — agrees with Reese.

“I’m doing pretty good,” he said during a recent phone interview. “We are struggling as a team right now, but other than that, I’m actually playing pretty well. I’m playing OK, but what’s been tough is we’ve had three different coaches this year.

“I’ve been working trying to keep my career going right and just trying to play good basketball. My whole life, I dreamed of playing ball professionally either in the NBA (National Basketball Association) or overseas. I’ve been trying to get that going and keep getting better each and every day and trying to support my family.”

Playing abroad

Reese sees his year in Spain as being a positive experience, even though he didn’t see as much playing time as he would have liked.

“The team in Spain was a veteran club that had been playing together a while and I was one of the younger players,” he said. “I had to earn their respect first and I just never got the right shot to do it. But Spain, overall, is a really good basketball country.

“It is probably the best basketball country in Europe, by far. They just do things good professionally, and the style of basketball is just really good. Coming from Texas Tech to Spain, I could see similarities. It was really good basketball, talent-wise.”

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