Myles Hesson(Eisbaeren Bremerhaven) Being Able To Defend Some Of The Best Players In The League With FC Bayern Munich Was A Challenge I Relished

Myles Hesson is a 24 year old 195 cm forward from Birmingham, England was one of the 12 best players in Great Britain in 2013 and was selected for the 2013 national team playing in Slovenia at the Eurochampionships. He currently is playing in the Beko BBL for the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven.Last season he played for the Giessen 46ers (ProA) playing 33 games: 16.1ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 50.4%, 3PT: 30.1%, FT: 78.8%. Two seasons ago 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%. In 2011-2012 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%. He spoke to German Hoops after the 101-68 loss against FC Bayern Munich.


Myles a tough 101-68 loss against FC Bayern Munich. How quickly was Bremerhaven able to digest the loss in Bayreuth? Was the preparation time for FC Bayern Munich too short?

Its not the first time this year that we have had a schedule like this so no the preparation time wasn’t too short.

The game was played in a huge arena in Bremen with 9,523 patrons. When you look back to Ulm, how was the atmosphere in Bremen? How do Germans pack a big arena in the north?

It was a great atmosphere playing in front of so many people, the atmosphere was great and the fans were behind us the whole game.

Bremerhaven had the 24-19 lead after one quarter, but FC Bayern Munich really stepped it up in the second quarter to score 31 points. What adjustments did FC Bayern Munich seem to make to go on such a scoring run?

Its hard to say. I just think they executed their plays well and exploited our weaknesses.

Bremerhaven came out flat in the third quarter letting FC Bayern Munich go on a 16-0 run and Bremerhaven went scoreless for five minutes. How much of a factor was the individual class of FC Bayern Munich?

They were the better team on the day but I dont think it is out of our reach to beat them next time we play.

FC Bayern Munich forced Bremerhaven to 24 turnovers. What was most annoying having to atta they are a big, long team so finding passing angles was pretty FC Bayern Munich in the set play?

They are a big, long team so finding passing angles was pretty difficult.

It was a big loss, but how important was gaining this experience for young guys like Helge Baues and Gray Zeeb and even yourself?

You gain experience with every game you play so it was good learning experience for all of us.

There were only two blocks in the whole game and they came from you? How many steps forward were you able to take as a defender with this valuable experience against FC Bayern Munich?

I always take pride in my defense, so being able to defend some of the best players in the league with FC Bayern Munich was a challenge I relished.

Bremerhaven now have a whole week to prepare against Crailsheim that recently won their first game against TBB Trier. How proud are you of your exteammate Joshiko Saibou who is averaging 14,5ppg, 2,7rpg and 3,5apg. Did you know with Giessen that he had the potential to be more than just a bench player, but a key player in the Beko BBL?

I am really happy for him, yeah I think he showed that last season that he could play at this level.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?



Thanks Myles for the chat.


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