Box And One With Kentrell Gransberry

By Wesley Chism Jr., BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: December 30, 2009

SEATTLE (BASN) — At press time, the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League are owners of a 1-10 record and sitting at the bottom of the Eastern Conference.

There have been some close games that all ended with the same results.

“We just need to buckle down and straighten up some things,” stated Kentrell Gransberry.

“If we can stop playing catch up all of the time are chances would of winning is so much better.

“When we get a lead we need to learn how not just hold on to it but increase it as well,” Kentrell continued.

Last season, Kentrell started the season off in France, but finished the year in the D League and couldn’t have been happier about it.

“It’s like night and day, the game is so much different.

They don’t want you to put the ball on the floor and put a lot of emphasis on the jump shot, said Gransberry.

“I truly enjoy playing for Coach Brown, it’s amazing all of the knowledge that he brings to the table.

The only thing that Coach Brown request from us is to trust him and run the played that has been called, he already knows how the other team is going to play us, we just need to go out there and execute,” Kentrell commented.

One of the greatest values that the 6-foot-9 center brings to the table is that he rebounds, defends and doesn’t give up lay ups.

“I do set the tone of the game a lot of times but many people get the wrong idea about me.

I’ve never gone out on the court with the intentions of ever hurting another player, I just try not to give up easy buckets especially dunks because that can emotional boost that gets the other team started,” said Kentrell.

This is the inaugural season of the Springfield Armor and the team has all of the support of the community.

“It’s great being here and the fans that come out to watch us play have an enormous appreciation for the game,” said Kentrell.

“It has been a tough season so far but I’ve become a much better player and wouldn’t trade this experience for anything in the world.

Don’t count us out, we’ve got an opportunity to do something really special before the season is over,” stated Kentrell.

This Friday, the Armor will play host to the Iowa Energy at 6 p.m. ET.

If you’re unable to attend you can catch the action at www.nbdl.com