Myles Hesson is a 24 year old 195 cm forward from Birmingham, England and 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 big 92-85 win against Phoenix Hagen.
Congrats Myles on the huge 92-85 win at home against Phoenix Hagen snapping a nine game losing streak. Was this the worst losing streak in your career? How difficult was it staying focused and not getting too down?
Thank you. Yes it was one of the worst. It wasn’t difficult to keep focused because we wanted so badly to win.
How important was it getting a win after losing the first two games under new head coach Muli Katzurin? Was the faith still as strong as when he first came on board last week?
It was very important to get us back on the right track.yes we didn’t let the first two losses get us down.
It was a high scoring game which fits the style of Phoenix Hagen. What in the end was key for getting the win?
We had a good rotation and everyone who came in contributed offensively and defensively.
Was it holding the dangerous penetrator point guard Zamal Nixon to one point half of the rent for getting the win?
Yes, credit to our guards for playing great defense on him and Bell.
Sergio Kerusch made his debut scoring 11 points in 13 minutes being very effective. How impressed have you been with his quick transition to the team and what will be his biggest strength that he will give the team?
Sergio is a good teammate and a talented player. His energy and athleticism will really help us.
With Lorenzo Williams and Jerry Smith the team has a very solid point guard duo. How confident are you that with them they will lead the team to stay in the BBL?
I am very confident with them at the point guard spot, they are both experienced and reliable players.
The team had six guys contribute scoring in double figures. Is that focus of team basketball back with the team which it already possessed earlier in the season?
Yeah it was a great team effort. Playing games like that were everyone gets touches and plays together are the best.
You were team top scorer with 21 points and have heightened your game in the last weeks. Do. you see your role changing under the new head coach Katzurin?
Yes my role has changed a bit under the new coach. I just try to do whatever it is I can to help the team win
What has been your impression of Muli Katzurin. He is a very tough coach and stresses defense. What has impressed you most about his philosophy in the early going?
I like how direct he is in knowing what he wants us to do at both ends of the court.
English player Orlan Jackman told me that you would have no chance against him in a one on one battle on the court. How do you see a match ending between you too?
haha Orlan is a very talented player, I am not one to back away from challenge, it would be an interesting game thats all I will say.
What was the last DVD movie that you saw?
Thanks Myles for the chat.