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 five against Science City Jena in Giessen
Myles a tough 82-78 loss in Jena in game four. The series remains very crazy. Why has no team been able to steal a game on the road?Y
Yeah home court advantage has definitely played a part in this series. Lets hope it stays that way for game 5.
Science City Jena did a great job in the third quarter until Giessen tied the game at 61-61. What was key for getting back into the game?
Taking care of the ball and making the most out of our opportunities to score.
Each game seems to have another crazy ending. You gave Giessen the 78-76 lead with 3.40 to play, but Science City Jena closed out the game with a 6-0 run. What went wrong at the end?
Im not sure if we were tired or what the case was but we had a few good looks close to the basket, I myself missed two easy shots but thats how it goes sometimes.
How much does this loss hurt. Giessen was so close to winning the series on the road. What was the most positive thing that Giesen could take out of this game?
It hurts for now because obviously we wanted to win and close the series, but game 5 is Tuesday so there is no point dwelling on what could have been.
You had another great game with 31 points and are averaging 30 points in the last two games. How frustrating is it knowing making one or two three pointers from you could of given you the series win?
I didnt have any look from beyond the arc but like I said thats just how it goes sometimes, I cant be down on myself for missing shots. it comes down to more than that, rebounding and transition defense played a big part in why we lost.
The Giessen 46ers were hit hard on the boards. Is rebounding and limiting turnovers two key points to focus on for game five?
Yes I would say so, we cant allow them to take advantage of silly turnovers and offensive boards.
With only 48 hours until game five, how do you prepare mentally and physically for a do or die game?
I will get as much rest as I can so I am physically ready to go again, and mentally, I´ll try and forget about the previous 4 and focus on the upcoming game on Tuesday.
How excited are you for this do or die game? How often have you been in a do or die game and will we see Myles Hesson the beast??
This will be my first in a long while playing a leading role. I will do whatever I can to help my team win.
What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
Thanks Myles for the chat.