Anthony Young(ETB Wohnbau Baskets) I Know My Game Is Ready For The Pro A

Anthony Young is a 23 year old 200cm forward from Indianapolis, Indiana that will starting his second  season in Germany and first with the ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen. He started his basketball career in 2008 for  Kankakee CC (JUCO) where he played until 2010. He finished his two last seasons of school at  Ky Wesleyan (NCAA2) an din his senior year played  31 games: 19.7ppg, 7.9rpg, FGP: 49.9%, 3Pts: 40.0%, FT: 84.6%. Last season as a professional rookie he played for BSV Wulfen (Germany-ProB, starting five): 22 games: Score-4(21.1ppg), 8.7rpg, 1.5apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 50.2%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 82.3%. He spoke to German Hoops about basketball.

Congrats on making the jump from the Pro B to the Pro A. You signed very late in the off season to Essen. Were you getting  a bit itchy about finding a team?

I signed late because I was in talks with the Dallas Mavericks D-League team the Texas Legends, and basically I had long talks with my family and my agents over at scorers first. And we decided that Essen Pro A was the best decision for me going forward. And I am very happy with my decision!

You dominated the Pro B last season for BSV Wulfen. How pleased were you with your season coming from college? What things will you want to improve this coming season?

I really enjoyed my time in Wulfen. The fans were GREAT! And they supported us through the good and the bad. I really enjoyed my time there. And going forward I just want to win more games and go far in the playoffs.

You scored in double figures in each game. What was your season game highlight last season with BSV Wulfen?

My season highlight with Wulfen I would say was beating Recklinghousen on the road!! That game really brought us closer together as a team and I remember turning the ball over and my teammate chased down the guy from Recklinghousen and blocked his shot for me. Great memories l!

You only played nine games with American Laron Griffin, but what will you always remember from him on and off the court?

Laron Griffin was a great teammate first and was someone who always kept a smile on his face and worked harder than anybody else in practice. Laron is one of the best teammates I’ve ever had!

You now start a new adventure with the ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen. How positive are you that you can make the jump from Pro B to Pro A?

I am very positive that I can make the jump! I’m a very confident player but I’m also humble, I know that my game is ready for Pro A and it will speak for itself! I’m looking forward to playing for Essen!

You are a very versatile player, but what is a strength in your game that doesn´t always get recognized right away?

A strength in my game that I feel is always recognized is my scoring, but what I feel isn’t recognized is the small things. I am a very great passer! And I will have a lot of assists with my new teammates in Essen

How excited are to be playing with top point guard Chris Alexander? You guys could be that scoring duo that will keep ro A teams off guard.

I don’t know Chris but I have been doing my research since I looked at our roster on the team website. And from the looks of things he looks like a great player! I love playing with other good players and hopefully we develop a chemistry that can help lead Essen deep into the playoffs!

You played your last two seasons of college ball at Ky Wesleyan (NCAA2). How did Todd Lee get you prepared best for a professional career?

Coach Lee helped me on the floor but more off the floor. He always told me how to be a man and a leader for my teammates even when things weren’t going my way. Coach Lee is one of the best coaches I ever had. I really learned a lot from coach Lee and Kentucky Wesleyan.

Who was the best player that you played against in the NCAA 2 that might be in the NBA or in Europe?

The best player I played against was actually one of my teammates at Kentucky Wesleyan. He was our point guard. Cardell McFarland. And he is so underrated. He is an explosive scoring point guard with great defense as we’ll. He now plays for Noerdlingen in Pro b. I know for sure that he will be in the Pro A or BBL next season.

How does a typical summer work out day look like for Anthony  Young?

The typical workout for me is push ups, ab work, get up shots, and then open gym against other pro players and Indiana Pacers player Lance Stephenson.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The latest movie I watched was my favorite TV Show on DVD of all time which is known as “Martin”. A comedy show

Thanks Anthony for the chat.

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