Jeremy Ingram (183-G-1991, college: AAMU) is a 191 cm guard that was born in Alabama and has played his entire professional career in Germany for teams like Speyer, Idstein, Bensheim and recently SG Mannheim.This season he is playing for Regionalliga team Bargteheide. Last season with SG Mannheim he picked up South West Regionalliga player of the year while averaging (32.1ppg), 5.7rpg, 4.2apg, Steals-4 (2.6spg), FGP: 55.4%, 3PT: 35.4%, 9%. He began his career with Enterprise State Community College (JUCO) and then finished with Alabama A&M University (NCAA). He spoke will team up with Miles Schmidt-Scheuber on a weekly basis this season to talk basketball.
Congrats on the huge 85-74 win over Braunschweig. How good does it feel to get that first victory?
I’m very happy for my team and the whole organization. Maybe that 1st win will jumpstart us in the right direction.
What was it like for you having to watch again? How do you go through a 40 minute game on the sidelines?
I mean it’s tough watching my team go out there and compete and I can’t be out there with them fighting. All I can do is cheer for them and support them. Thats all they need from me at the moment.
Is it almost fair to say that your team didn’t need you on this night?
I wouldn’t say all that but what I will say is they did a great job without me and they handled their business!
Talk a little about the 40 minutes. What was key for getting the win in crunch-time?
Both teams battled and exchanged the lead a few times but the Bees stayed aggressive, and ultimately the 2nd half outplayed the other team when it mattered most.
What was the biggest strength in the game for Bargteheide? You forced Braunschweig to 24 turnovers. Were you content with the 40 minutes of how the team defended aggressively?
It was great team defense. We got the loose balls and also got fast break points from those turnovers we forced. We came up with big stops also, especially in the 2nd half when it mattered most.
How key was the pick up of veteran Abdulai Abaker? What impresses you most about his game? Possibly his defense?
I have only watched him this game but I’m happy to have another good ball handler and aggressive guard to play with. I’m sure we will create havoc together out there on the floor.
The team next faces ASC Goettingen. Coming off this big win what will be key to getting the win?
I think we should carry that momentum from the 1st win and come back with the same energy. Our team has enough weapons to beat any team in this league , we just have to play with that confidence and aggressiveness for all 40 minutes.
Thanks Jeremy for the chat.