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 against the Crailsheim Merlins
Jay congrats on the 86-73 win against the Bayer Giants Leverkusen. The game was very even at halftime, but the MLP Academics opened up the game in the second half leading to the win. What was key for getting the home win?
Defense the way we started the season
How sweet was the win considering the bitter 84-83 loss you had to digest shortly before Christmas in Leverkusen?
It was good to get a win but were not at all content with that win.
Did you buy Michael Jost a beer after the game? Who would have thought that a German would be top scorer before the four Americans on the team. He is having a great season and continues to be a very important player for you.
Michael Jost is a very talented player. When he plays like that we are very tough to beat. He was another one who was hurt for a while. He’ s a big part of our team.
How early did the MLP Academics realize that getting the ball inside and getting penetration points would be one of the keys to the win as you scored 60 points inside?
That was the most points we have scored in the paint all season. We’re making a better effort to get the ball down there a little more and not settling on just three’s.
Newcomer Anthony Hill had 15 points and seven boards. Have you been pleased how he has been integrated and what is his biggest strength on the floor?
Ant is another talented player. He is coming along well. We are still learning his game as a team but the best is yet to come from him.
You had another solid game with 17 points and six assists. You are the most consistent player on the team having scored in double figures in each game except one. Will we see even a stronger Jay Threat in the second half of the season?
Thanks I appreciate that. I pride myself on being consistent. Me finally being healthy is huge, I will continue to improve my game and make my team better.
The next game is against the Crailsheim Merlins who you beat 101-87. What do you remember most from that game?
Not a lot. I just remember that we played a pretty solid game as a team. I didnt play really well but as long as we win thats all that matters.
Will the biggest focus be containing Carlos Medlock who scorched Heidelberg with 29 points?
I think Carlos is their best player so we will give him a lot more attention this time.
What is your 2014 Super Bowl prediction? Is there anyway that the Seattle Sea Hawks can win?
Seahawks! Russell Wilson is from my city and i know him so i hope he wins. Their are another 4 players on that team from my state so im routing for those guys.
What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
Im Watching “the Wolf on Wall Street” right now
Thanks Jay for the chat.