MAREK Klassen has described his first season as Worcester Wolves’ captain as a “learning process”.
The 24-year-old point guard says it has been a great experience leading the British Basketball League outfit this term.
But Klassen, who joined Wolves last summer, admitted he was guilty of “micro managing” his side in the early part of the campaign.
“I think I am finding my stride in the second half of the season,” said Klassen whose side have won nine of their last 11 games, including a 112-62 thrashing of Leeds Force last Friday.
“I was trying to micro-manage, be the captain and make sure everyone else was happy.
“But if I just do my role and play as hard as I can to the best of my ability I think it is better for the team, so it has been a learning process.”
He added: “I was trying to help out too much and trying to facility to make everybody’s job so much easier when I needed to trust everyone that they can do their jobs to their best of their ability.
“If they were not involved for any reason I was trying to try to get them involved once or twice. It has been a great experience.”
Despite taking time to adapt to his leadership role, Klassen has been a consistent performance for Wolves, making 29 appearances.
The Canadian has averaged the most amount of assists for much of this season – although has slipped to third in recent weeks with 6.04.
“There are individual things that I want to try to achieve,” said Klassen who is set to go up against his former club on tomorrow (7.30pm) when Wolves travel to Leeds.
“I want to lead the league in assists. If I can do that, it will be a great year for me as I did it last year as well. But I also want to make sure that we are all performing at our highest level.”