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 game three against Science City Jena in Giessen
A tough 93-82 loss in game 2 in Jena. Were you surprised by any of the adjustments that Science City Jena made in game two?
No not really it wasnt a surprise. We just didnt play smart and together in the second half.
Giessen once again like in game one had a nice lead at halftime 41-25, but let Science City Jena fight back exploding for 28 points in the third quarter. What were the reasons for this massive onslaught?
We missed our open shots, they made some tough ones and we started to doubt ourselves.
In the OT, Science City Jena once again exploded for 21 points. Did the surprise effect that they got more clutch points from the role players than the American players surprise Giessen?
It wasnt a suprise for us, their role players played well and stepped up when it counted. I think we were a bit deflated by not ending the game when we had the chances to in regulation.
Lars Wendt and Kristian Kuhn combined for 32 points. If the three Americans and these two Germans have productive nights again than it could become hard for Giessen. Will we see some adjustments in game three?
Yeah, we need to respect all of their players and adjust accordingly.
Giessen held Science City Jena to 67 points in the regular season but to 83 points in the first two playoff games. Why has it been more difficult to defend Science City Jena in the playoffs?
I wouldn’t say its been more difficult. Its just playoff basketball, players make shots they normally wouldn’t and miss ones they normally would make, its just how it goes.
If someone had told you before the game that Joshiko Saibu would outrebound you in game two would you have believed him? How valuable is he helping out on the boards?
Yes Joshiko has been really good for us on the boards the whole season , his energy on both sides of the court helps us tremendously.
You shot only 3 for 11 from the field. Will we see a different Myles Hesson on the offensive end in game three?
I hope so, it wasnt my best outing but all I can do is what is best for the team, I dont go out there with a number in my head that I am trying to attain, but I just do what I can to help us win.
What will be key to getting the game three win?
We need to focus for the whole 4 quarters and not be phased when they go on their runs.
If someone had told you before the season that UConn would win the 2014 NCAA title would you have been surprised?
I didnt follow college basketball too much this past season so I wouldnt have known much.
What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
Thanks Myles for the chat.