Jermel Kennedy is a 24 year old 201cm forward from Toronto Canada that is playing his first season in the German Pro B with TV Langen. He started his basketball career in 2008 with Iowa Central Community College (NJCAA) playing 26 games: 4.3ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP:47.3%, FT: 57.1%. In 2009-2010, he played for Volunteer State Community College (NJCAA) playing 27 games: 11.7ppg, 8.2rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 26.0%, FT: 83.0%. He finished his college basketball career at Lander in 2012 playing two seasons there and as a senior played 27 games: 11.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.2spg, FGP: 66.1%, FT: 70.5%. Last summer he was drafted by Moncton Miracles (NBL Canada,1rd(6)). He spoke to German Hoops after the 62-61 win against Hanau.
Congrats on the 62-61 win in Hanau. How good did it feel beating on eof the top Pro B teams in their living room?
Appreciate it Miles it felt great they had a nice crowd and the game atmosphere was perfect. It was only right we beat up on them a little bit.
It was a pretty low scoring game. TV Langen had given up 58 points twice during the regular season. Was giving up 61 points a tribute to being how prepared now for the upcoming playoffs on the defensive end?
Coach Thomas did a great job of preparing us. We knew what they were doing most of the game we just needed to capitalize on the offensive end when we got the stops we wanted.
TV Langen was up 36-28, but Hanau roared out to 25 points in the third quarter. What was key for Hanau getting a better rhythm on offense?
They took more advantage of their size and was getting the ball to their bigs around the rim I was in foul trouble between this stretch of time so Thomas kept me on the bench
TV Langen was down 61-56 with 3.33 minutes to play and Hanau never scored again and TV Langen closed out the game with a 6-0 run. How proud were you of the team to really stick out crunch time and take it at Hanau on the defensive end?
I was extremely proud that we kept our heads and didn’t lose sight of the opportunity to win the game it was rough but we got through it.
You scored the last two buckets of the game. After a timeout you won the game with 11 seconds to play. Describe that last play? Was it designed for you or was it just the guy that had the best option?
Well the play was actually designed for Woody to make something happen and that he did he told me prior to the play that I would be open if I cut to the rim and sure enough that’s what happened and I got the easy dunk to end it.
When I say 9-7 for Martins Woody, do you know what I mean? Well this stat stands for how many games each guy led the team in scoring. How ready are you guys for the post season? Is there still enough energy in your gas tanks?
Well I guess I’m catching up if your keeping count I never noticed and I think we will be just fine we have a lot of momentum going into the playoffs. I’m sure fatigue will not play a role
TV Langen enters the playoffs with a four game winning streak and will play Oldenburg. Is there any area where the team will really focus on in preparation for this team?
We haven’t discussed about them as yet and I haven’t watched film on them either but we will handle them like anyone else we play
How pleased have you been with your rookie season in the German Pro B? If you had to give yourself a grade what would you give yourself?
I’m feel like my grade would probably a C pretty average nothing special I feel like I could have contributed much more in certain areas and I’ve failed to do so. So yeah I’m not pleased
What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
Blood and Bone.
Thanks Jermel for the chat.