Guy Aud is a 24 year old 188cm guard that has the German and Israel citizenship and will be playing for BV Chemnitz this season. He is a hard worker, very determined in defense, has good court vision and able to move the ball with his passing skills, moreover likes to attack the basket, has a good jump shoot from mid distance and solid 3p shot. He started his professional basketball career in 1998 for the Mevaseret Zion youth team until 2003. He then played for the Hapoel Jerusalem youth team until 2008. In 2008-2009, he played for Hapoel Hevel Eylot (Israel-Artzit): 22 games: 19.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.0apg. In 2009-2010, he played for : Maccabi Hod Hasharon (National League, starting five): 20 games: 3.4ppg, 1.3rpg. In 2010-2011 he played for Hapoel Afula (Israel-National League, starting five): 27 games: 4.7ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg. In 2011-2012, he played for the Licher Basket Baeren (Germany-ProB, starting five): 24 games: 10.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 41.1%, 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 84.1%. Last season he played for Finke Baskets Paderborn (Germany-ProA, starting five): 28 games: 9.6ppg, 2.8rpg, Assists-4(5.5apg), FGP: 34.3%, 3PT: 31.8%, FT: 82.4%He spoke to German Hoopsabout his new team and the 2013 Eurochampionship game between Germany and Israel.
Guy thanks for talking to German Hoops. How was your summer. What was the coolist thing that you did on the court and for fun?
My summer was really good. I had a lot of time to work on my game with my privat coach, Yoed Agmon, and I played in the Maccabiah games with Macabi Germany in Israel. I also had a good time to be next to my family and get new power for another season overseas.
You are starting a new adventure with BV Chemnitz in the Pro A. What has been your early impression of your new team?
I really like it here, the team looks good, and the people here are very friendly and supportive.
The team has some Americans as well as a handful of Germans. At the guard position there is Eric Palm and yourself. What has been your impression of him?
I think Eric is a great player. He is really explosive, a great shooter, plays good defense and can help the team in every guard position.
Donald Lawson will be playing his fourth season with BV Chemnitz and last season had 11 and 10 stats. Is he already the leader of the team in the early stages of the season? What do you like most about his play?
Donald is a big leader, he always talks to the new guys and the young guys to help everybody to get into the new system, it’s a big advantage for us to have a guy who has already been here for 4 years and who knows exactly how things work here. I think beside his great defense and rebounds he is also a big guy that likes to pass the ball and can do it well.
What kind of a role has head coach Felix Schreier envisioned for you? Will it be any different from what you did on the court in Paderborn?
I think my role in the team will be quite the same as I had in Paderborn, but with Chemnitz we look to be a better team and look higher on the standings.
Chemnitz is a lot bigger than Paderborn and Lich. What do you like most about the city and how basketball enthusiastic are the people there?
Chemnitz it’s a bigger city but it’s still a calm city. I have to say that there is a lot of interest about the team, and we have the feeling that the fans are waiting for the first home game, and the first opportunity to see us playing. It gives us of course a good feeling about the city.
You have been watching the 2013 Eurochampionships from Slovenia. Are you very surprised that Israel and Germany only have a record of 2-6 in the tournament?
Yes i´m watching the games every day, I think Germany has a really young team, and we could see their potential in the game against France, and I’m sure we aregoing to see Germany having more success in the future. About the Israeli team I have to say that people in Israel are very disappointed from the result until now. I also think they had to do better than that, but as long as they have a small chance to make it to the next level I will stay optimistic.
If somebody had told you before the tournament that Germany would beat France and then lose the next three games what would you have thought?
it was of course a big surprise. But that´s what I like about basketball. There is always a chance for everyone to win and surprises happen every big tournament.
Israel lost in OT to Great Britain and lost 74-67 to the Ukraine. Do you think that there could have been more success for Israel in this group? These were games that they could of won?
About the Israeli team I have to say that people in Israel are very disappointed from the result until now. I also think they had to do better than that, but as long as they have a small chance to make it to the next level I will stay optimistic.
Omri Casspi has not had a super tournament. Has he been tired from the long NBA season and would Israel have advanced with a Casspi in top form?
I dont think he is tired, but I think he put to much pressure on his shoulders as the leader of this team. I think he should’nt take so much pressure on him and understand that there is a lot of good guys with a lot of experience on the team that can help him to lead the team.
What Israel national player was the biggest surprise for you so far and who will emerge as the next big star from this roster?
I think Afick Nisim is doing the best in the tournament untill now. I thought from the very first game he should get more responsibility. Yesterday he really got the responsibility and won the game for Israel.
Lior Eliyahu has had a solid tournament. He was drafted by the Orlando Magic in 2006 and has had a solid basketball career in Europe with Macabbi Tel Aviv and in the ACB. Why do you think that he never reached the NBA?
I think he should have gone to the NBA, he got a lot of talent and could reach that level. I think If he would have worked more on his defense, midrange shot and get a little bigger and stronger, he could play NBA today.
Today Germany clash with Israel in a meaningless game. What can we expect in this game besides both teams playing for pride? Will the top players be rested and let the young guys get minutes or will both head coaches want not to finish last in the group and play for the win?
The game has a meaning, because if Israel wins and the other 2 teams loose, then Israel can go up from the third place in the group. Im not sure about Germany. But I know Israel will do everything to win the game, and I’m sure Germany as well.
Who will you be rooting for today Israel or Germany?
Today I am for Israel.
Which teams will reach the final 4 at Eurobasket 2013?
I think France and Spain will be there. On the other 2 spots it is hard to tell.
What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
The last DVD I watched was Wolverine 2013.
Thanks Guy for the chat.