Jay Threat(MLP Academics Heidelberg) Our Big Offensive Game Just Overshadows Our Defense Sometimes

Jay Threat is a 24 year old 180cm point guard from Richmond, Virginia that is playing his second professional season and first in germany with the MLP Academics Heidelberg. He started his basketball career with George Mason and then transefered to Delaware State where he played from 2009-2012 an din his senior year played 26 games: 8.9ppg, 3.7rpg, 6.0apg, Steals-1(3.0spg), FGP: 45.3%, 3PT: 26.4%, FT: 82.1%. He played a total of 89 NCAA games. Last season as a rookie he played for Ungmennafelagio Snaefell (Iceland-Dominos League): 28 games: 18.5ppg, 5.3rpg, Assists-1(8.9apg), 1.9spg, FGP: 50.6%, 3PT: 41.6%, FT: 77.8%. He spoke to German Hoops before the game until Crailsheim.

Jay thanks for talking to German Hoops again. It is getting colder in Germany, but really after playing in Iceland last season, is this weather still very much more comfortable then what you encountered last season?

Wassup Miles. YES it is getting cold! but its still way warmer than iceland.

Congrats on the 66-60 win last weekend against Giessen. They are a team that want to get back up to the Beko BBL quickly. What was key for getting the win and how key was it containing Myles Hesson on the night?

Thanks. It was a big win for us to get on the road. I think every teams goal should be to move up to the BBL. We just didnt want to give Hesson any easy looks, we didnt do anything special.

The first two months has been crazy up near the top of the Pro A standings as Heidelberg is holding their own in third place with a record of 8-3, but from position four to nine, all teams have a record of 6-4. How have you experienced the first two months in the Pro A?

It has been a crazy start to the season with the race at the top. I think teams were trying to figure themselves out and how they wanted to play.

Heidelberg has a 8-3 record and have started the season well. What has been key mostly for getting off to such a good start?

I feel like we have started out ok considering all the injuries we’ve faced. But we know we should be 10-0 and are not satisfied at all. Were starting to pick it back up by refocusing on coach’s philosophy.

Recently the club was giving up many points, but in the last two games the team has given up an average of 63 points. What adjustments has the team seemed to have done on the defensive end?

We are a solid defensive team we just got a little lazy the past couple games and we have since refocused. Our big offensive game just overshadows our defense sometimes.

On offense the team is shooting very well from outside. It seems like the team relies most on the perimeter. Will the Heidelberg inside game get more active as the season moves along?

Braxton Durpee and Devin White have faced some injuries as well and started off a little slow but as they come long and we get stronger inside to go along with Micheal Jost.

You have had no problems adjusting to the German pro A. You are averaging 18,4ppg and 7,4apg and 3,8rpg. Is there anything in your game that has been more difficult to adjust to in your game that isn´t seen in the stats?

I’ve had no problems at all besides a couple injuries myself. I wish I could get a few more calls from the refs though lol

How important has German Nico Adamczak been this season. He is known as a shooter, but what other qualities have sparked the team?

Nico has been great! He balances out the scoring load which makes it hard for teams to load up on me a Shy Ely. Nico is a good rebounder and is a team captain.

You probably knew after the first day of practice that Shy Ely would be a very important player for Heidelberg, but besides hiss coring and 63% from outside, what has impressed you the most in his game that has developed since the first day of practice where you were present?

Shy’s consistency is what most impresses me on a daily basis. He’s one of the hardest working players ive played with. An all-around player, gets it done on D not just offensively.

The next game is against potential playoff team Crailsheim. This is one of the many 6-4 teams at the moment. What kind of game can we await?

Just started scouting them today so i dont know much but it should be a good one.

Where will the journey of the Washington Wizzards end this season?

My friend Eric Maynor plays on that team and Washington is the closest team to my hometown so for those reasons alone I hope the make the playoffs.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The last DVDs I watched were Troy and Gladiator. Two of my favorite movies:

Thanks Jay for the chat.

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