The CPL 12

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.

  1. What’s your name?
    BM: Ben Merchant
    NM: Nathanael Merchant
  2. Now tell us your nickname.
    BM: The Fridge
    NM: Nate
  3. Who do you play for in the CPL?
    BM: Stallies
    NM: Stallies
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Favourite team?
    BM: Clippers
    NM: Denver Nuggets
  9. 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.
  10. Best CPL memory to date?
    BM: Every time I get to play defence on Paul Horsfall.
    NM: First Stallies win.
  11. Favourite place in the world?
    BM: Inside the key.
    NM: The 45 three point shot.
  12. 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.