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 start of the Pro A playoffs against Science City Jena.
Myles thanks for talking to Eurobasket.com again. A big 75-64 win against Science City Jena last weekend. Giessen scored 48 points in the first half, but quieted down a bit offensively in the second half. Giessen held Science City Jena to nine points in the third quarter and then easily marched the win home. What was key for getting the win?
Defense is the key for beating a team like Jena who rely mainly on their offense. Also staying calm and composed because they press for the whole game. We controlled the pace of the game and came away with the win.
Jonathan Malu had his best game since arriving to Giessen knocking down 11 points. How important was his play in securing the win?
His energy was great for us, He made big plays and was a key part in breaking there press effectively.
Congrats on reaching the 2014 Pro A playoffs. Giessen finished the season winning three of their last four games. Giessen meets Science City Jena in the playoffs How ready are the Giessen 46ers for the start of the playoffs?
Thanks, we are all ready to go, we are a young team and this is the first playoffs experience for some of us so we are all hoping to make the most out of it.
The Giessen 46ers won the season series. For a team that scored over 100 points 13 times and averaged 95 points per game, how proud were you off the overall Giessen defense in the two games?
All season long we have taken pride in being one of the best defensive teams in the league. I am happy that we all did our job as a collective to slow them down.
Giessen kept Science City Jena in check not letting them score the way they want this season. What will be key in getting by this ex Beko BBL team in a five game series?
The same thing that allowed us to beat them both times this season, which is being calm on offense when they press us, and playing great team defense.
Science City Jena have some very explosive players with Garrett Sim, Dorenzo Hudson and Dennis Tinnon. What player in your eyes will Giessen have to watch mostly?
Sim to me is their main threat, if we keep him under wraps like we did and keep Tinnon off the offensive boards I think we will be ok.
How proud were you off your ex team ratiopharm Ulm that beat FC Bayern Munich an dlost by only six points to Alba Berlin. What do you think was the leading factor in the end why they didn´t win the cup?
I didnt manage to see the finals but I did see the game against Munich. it was good to see Daniel Theis play well and everyone else also stepped up and made big plays when it mattered.
The 2014 NCAA Final 4 is Uconn, Florida, Kentucky and Wisconsin. Who will reach the final and win it all?
If my bracket is anything to go by ill probably get this wrong but I would like to see Uconn and Kentucky in the final, with Uconn coming out on top
What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
I saw the new Captain America in the cinemas. was better than I expected.
Thanks Myles for the chat.