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 eurobasket after losing game one in Goettingen.
Myles a tough 71-56 loss in game one of the semifinals Pro A playoffs against BG Goettingen. You suffered a foot injury in the third quarter and had to be brought to hospital. What exactly happened and how are you?
I dislocated my big toe, I am alright just a bit frustrated.
Game two is in 48 hours. Will you be able to play or is your season over?
I am getting an x ray done today to see if anything is broken so I dont know for sure yet.
Giessen trailed 48-24 at halftime. What were the main reasons for being behind by so much and what was giving Giessen the most problems with the BG Goettingen defense?
They came out and played harder and more physical than we did, That was it basically.
Giessen head coach Denis Wucherer stated that Giessen defended a lot beiiter in the second half giving up only 29 points. What adjustments did Giessen seem to make?
I am not sure as I didnt get to watch it but I am sure we stepped up our physicality on both ends of the floor like we talked about in the locker room at half time.
BG Goettingen forward Harper Kamp had 20 points and 10 rebounds. What is most tricky about his game that makes him so hard to control?
He is a very mobile and strong big, We need to do a better job of keeping him off the offensive glass.
If you look at the most important team stats like shooting and turnovers, then both teams were pretty even. Only on the boards did BG Goettingen dominate more. The Giesen guards did a pretty good job helping out, but how can Giessen as a whole give a better presence under the boards in game two?
We need to do a collectively better job boxing out and really going after every loose ball.
How confident are you that Giessen will tie the series 1-1 on Monday night? Giessen did a pretty good job on Goettingen as a team except for controlling Kamp and ex Giessen German Spohr. What will be key in tying the series?
I am confident that we know what to do to beat BG Goettingen in game two, We just need to come out to a good start and execute on both ends.
Do the Dallas mavericks have any chance of getting by the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs?
I hope so, I am not a fan of the spurs, so the earlier they get beat the better.
What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
Thanks Myles for the chat.