In our latest instalment of the CPL 12, we have the privilege of learning a little more about the brothers Merchant; two absolute champion blokes that suit up for the Division 1 Stallies.
- What’s your name?
BM: Ben Merchant
NM: Nathanael Merchant
- Now tell us your nickname.
BM: The Fridge
- Who do you play for in the CPL?
- What position do you play on the court?
BM: Point Forward/whatever the team needs.
NM: Put me in either the 2 or 3 but prefer the 2.
- What jersey number do you wear and why?
BM: 24 because that what was given to me, but 32 is my number of choice because I’ve loved Blake Griffin since his inception.
NM: 31 but that was handed to me, 11 is my preference because it’s important to channel inner sauce (Klay and Crawford).
- What do you do outside of basketball?
BM: I like to cook. I like watching a video on how to cook something and then trying to cook it. And I also like eating.
NM: I like art, all about it.
- All time favourite basketball player?
BM: Current: Blake Griffin. Past: Steve Nash.
NM: It’s premature but Nikola Jokic aka Big Honey is the man.
- Favourite team?
NM: Denver Nuggets
- What’s your favourite feature of the CPL?
BM: The community. Also the refs are way more reasonable here than anywhere else.
NM: It’s a great balance between good competition and social environment, plus stats are fun.
- Best CPL memory to date?
BM: Every time I get to play defence on Paul Horsfall.
NM: First Stallies win.
- Favourite place in the world?
BM: Inside the key.
NM: The 45 three point shot.
- Drop some wisdom on us… what’s your life-rule or favourite saying?
BM: Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing – Ron Swanson.
NM: “”You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take – Wayne Gretzky” – Michael Scott”.
Thanks lads, it’s a pleasure having you in the League.