Myles Hesson(Giessen 46ers) BG Goettingen Had A Healthy Roster And Ultimately Out Worked Us Down The Stretch

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 after being swept by BG Goettingen in the 2014 pro A playoffs.


A tough 83-71 loss to BG Goettingen in game three which ended the season for the Giessen 46ers. What ultimately led 2010 Eurochallenge winner BG Goettingen to be able to sweep this semi final series?


They had a full healthy team and ultimately out worked us down the stretch.

Was the BG Goettingen roster just deeper and more experienced that just ate away at Giessen?

Yeah they have a very good bench and don’t lose much fire-power when their second unit is in.

You missed the second straight game for Giessen. How good would the Giessen chances have been if you had been healthy in this series to advance?

Its hard to say, I could have played and not made much difference, or it could have gone the other way and I could have had great games against them.

Giessen stormed out hot in the first quarter with a 31 point explosion. What surprise effect did Giessen have on offense that seemed to baffle BG Goettingen?

We came out much more aggressive in game 3 and I think Goetingen were a bit shocked by this.

What adjustments did BG Goettingen make in the second quarter netting 23 points and trailing Giessen only by one point at the break?

Basketball is a game of runs, they weathered the storm at the start and stayed composed to bring it back on run of their own.

How proud were you of German Joshiko Saibou? He led the team with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Is his heart bigger than his body?

Joshi has played bigger than he is all season long, He has a good feel for the ball and is a good rebounder on both ends.

If you could choose one BG Goettingen player, who will make the most impact in the Beko BBL? Would you choose between Americans Harper Kamp and Alex Ruoff?

I think Ruoff’s game will transfer well to the next level, he has good size and skills for his position.

Now that BG Goettingen has reached the final and is moved up to the Beko BBL. Is the final against Nurnberg or Crailsheim just a formality for them to win the Pro A title?

Yeah I would think so, they’ve been the best team all season so its only right that they win in my opinion.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Cable Guy.

Thanks Myles for the chat.


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