Guy Aud(BV Chemnitz) I’m Disappointed Because Israel Still Had The Chance To Advance But That Is A Part Of Basketball.

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 Hoops after Germany beat Israel 80-76 at the 2013 European championships.

Guy thanks for talking to German Hoops again. Germany beat Israel 80-76. How are your feelings after this game. In a way you couldn´t lose as a fan since you have the citizenship of both countries.

I’m disappointed because Israel still had the chance to advance and Germany did not, but that is a part of basketball.

You had said in the last interview that the country of Israel is very disappointed of how Israel has played in the tournament. Israel had to win the last game against Germany to move on to the next round. Is this a basketball tradegy for the country of Israel?

They way I read and saw that Israel took it really hard and they will make a lot of thinking for the future.

You have followed the German players the last years. What German player impressed you the most that you might not have expected to play a role?

I really liked Schaffartzik and Benzing, in the last tournament I also got to know Giffey, I am really impressed from the way he played, he played smart and confident and I think he will be one of the best Germans in the next years.

Israel won one game and lost four. What is your personal summary of the 2013 European championships. What was missing for Israel getting more wins and being able to advance to the next round?

I think Israel have good players and a good coach, something for sure didnt work out for them, I can’t say exactly what, but maybe there is something we dont know or just a bad momentum the last weeks.

What young German player impressed you the most during the 2013 european championships? A guy like Nils Giffey has a huge future with the team?

As I said I think Giffey will be that man.

The youngest player on the team of Israel was NBA player Omri Casspi from the year 1988. Where is the youth of Israel? What young Israel players could we see in the next years?

I hope you will see me next time we also have more young good players, but the coach decided to go with the experience.

When you watch a guy liek Affik Nissim, what can you learn from a guy like that to help incorporate into your game?
 
I learn a lot by seen players in my position. I think Affik game is a lot like my game. I like his confidance and the way he play Pick and Roll.
 
When you were watching the games the last days, how much does it motivate you to work even harder to one day to possibly play for your country IsraeL?
 
I always work hard and always remember my goals. When i see guys like Affik that made it to the national team only with late age and after a lot of years overseas, It does motivate me that I can do the same.
 
German point guard Per Guenther is three inches shorter than you, but what would you like to have most from his game?
 
Per is a really good point guard that developed in a really young age, and got the chance to play BBL in a young age, I love his confidance and the fact he always stay cool and calm.

Where do you see the future of Germany at tournaments? Guys like Dennis Schroeder, Elias Harris and Tim Ohlbrecht as well as veterans Dirk Nowitzki and Chris Kaman didn´t play because of NBA. Could Germany play a role at the 2016 Olympics in Brasil? Dirk Nowizki has shown interest of playing if he is fit?

I think if they all will come and Dirk will still be fit, then Germany always have chance with him.

Countries like Russia, Turkey and Germany will try for the wild card for the 2014 World Championships, but only two countries get it. Do you think that Germany will get one considering the good name that German basketball has in the FIBA?

I do think they have a chance with an attractive young team with some NBA names, but it will be hard against teams like Russia and Turkey with a long time traditional of basketball.

If Omri Casspi and Hekio Schaffartzik had a shooting contest with each guy getting 25 open three pointers from the corner and 25 contested shots who would win that shooting battle?

A good matchup but I think Schaffartzik will win.

What DVD are you looking forward to watching in the next days?

I will watch the movie about Jonny Cash.

Thanks Guy for the chat

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