Carsen Edwards is having a solid maiden season in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague with Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul.
"I am aware of the expectations," Edwards understands. "I expect a lot from myself, I am very competitive as everyone is probably that plays this game at this level."
The main obstacle for Edwards this season has been adjusting to the European game and the league.
"A lot of people I know have played overseas," Edwards explains. "I spoke with them and they told me about the adjustment part - on the court and off the court - and what to expect. I'm the new guy."
He was brought in as a strong scorer and he has become a contributor off the bench with 7.8 points of average in his 29 appearances this season.
"The guy can score, definitely," coach Dimitris Itoudis says. "He needs to make it happen on the courta nd I have to translate that."
Now Edwards can help bring Fenerbahce to the EuroLeague playoffs this week as it battles cross-town rival and defending champion Anadolu Efes Istanbul.
"Every game is important and I am excited to play in this games, " Edwards says. "I hope that I can make an impact."