Myles Hesson is a 23 year old 195 cm forward from Birmingham, England that is one of the 12 best players in Great Britain and was selected for the 2013 national team playing in Slovenia at the Eurochampionships. He currently is playing in the German Pro A this season for the Giessen 46ers. Last season he played for Weissenhorn Youngstars (Germany-ProB, starting five): 20 games: 19.7ppg, 10.3rpg, 1.5apg, 1.7spg, 1.5bpg, 2FGP: 54.4%, 3FGP: 27.4%, FT: 65.6%, in Mar.’13 moved to Ratiopharm Ulm (Germany-BBL): 9 games: 4.2ppg, 2.8rpg. He started his professional career in 2009-2010 for Birmingham Aces (EBL2) averaging 13.1ppg, 4.9rpg, 2FGP: 47.9%, 3PT: 33.3%. In 2010-2011, he played for the Essex Pirates Basketball Club (BBL): 11 games: 9.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 68.4%. Last season he played for Liverpool Mersey Tigers (BBL, starting five): 27 games: 15.1ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 32.0%, FT: 61.5%. This past summer, he was a member of the British national team taking part in preparations for the 2012 Summer Olympics. He also took part at the British 3×3 Mixed and menTeam for World Championships in Greece in 2012. He spoke to German Hoops before the next game against the Bayer Giants Leverkusen
Thanks Myles for talking to German Hoops again. A tough 100-90 loss against Crailsheim in double OT. Was this one of the more entertaining, exciting and tough games that you have played since coming to Germany last season.
It was a pretty intense game which I feel we let slip away from us. The fans and the competitiveness of both teams made for a great game.
How much did this loss hurt? I mean playing 50 minutes of basketball and then losing is never easy. What was the difference at the end for Crailsheim getting the win?
Loosing is never easy but as long as you can learn from it I always try to remain positive so I wont let it get me down.
Despite the loss was there any positive things that the Giessen 46ers could take from the game that will help in the next game against the Bayer Giants Leverkusen?
Definitely, after we review the game as a team im sure we will all find something positive to take from it, personally and as a collective.
How proud have you been of the development of German Thierno Agne who has really stepped up his game since December becoming more of a factor in the Giessen game?
Thierno is a smart basketball player and our best shooter. He is a great team-mate so its good to see him developing as a player as we all are.
How do you guys help each other to get better in practice most?
We make practices really competitive which helps us get better because no one wants to loose. We are all young guys with promising futures ahead of us and we realize the importance of pushing each other every day so we can all improve.
You had another solid game with 24 points and nine rebounds, but had three turnovers. After a tough loss like that, do your turnovers remain in your mind for days or are you able to block it out quick?
I try not to dwell on my mistakes too much because I will be scared to make plays in games to come which wont be good. You cant learn if you dont make mistakes, I just try not to make the same one more than once.
The next game is against the Bayer Giants Leverkusen who you beat 79-57 to start the season. What memories do you have form that win?
It was our first game of the season at home and was a good team win.
The Bayer Giants Leverkusen have lost four of their last five games, but are always good for a surprise. What kind of game can we await and what will be key for getting the victory?
They play a lot of zone so as long as we disrupt their defense and play inside out I am confident we can find ways to score and leave with a win.
What was your take on the 2014 NBA allstar slam dunk contest? Many were disappointed about it? Are the dunking ideas running our or no new Vince Carters coming up on the horizon?
I think the professional dunkers, like team flight brothers on youtube have spoiled us with whats possible if that is all you concentrate on doing. The format was a bit weird this year too but nonetheless there were a few good dunks. Damian Lillard surprised me with a few of his but I had my money on Wall winning.
Lamar Odom has signed with a Spanish team. He is most likely done in the NBA. Do you think that he can adapt quickly to the European style?
I am sure he will be able to, he’s been a professional in the NBA for so many years so he knows basketball. it will be good seeing how he does.
What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
Thanks Myles for the chat.