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 Jeremy on the huge 83-78 win over Aschersleben. Was the game as tight as the end score indicates?
Yea the game was pretty tight most of the game. It was definitely a game of runs but I say we pretty much controlled the 4th quarter in my opinion. Even when they made big plays down the stretch I still felt like we would win.
How much value does a win always have when you couldn’t hit the side of a barn and lost the rebound battle?
What we didn’t do well in some categories, we did extremely well in other categories like forcing 22 turnovers which was very instrumental in us winning the game.
Talk a little about the 40 minutes. What was key in crunch time for getting the win?
Second Half of the game we really turned up the heat on defense and forced a lot of turnovers. I think our defense really won this game for us.
You led the charge on defense with 6 steals. And Aschersleben had 22 turnovers. What strides did your defense make in the last week?
Honestly I think my defense was always this way , especially when it has to be. I led the league all of last season in steals and I had 7 steals the 1st game back from injury so I actually think my defense is underrated and that’s because most people look at my offense.
Noah Litzbach had a strong game with 24 points and 10 rebounds. I haven’t seen him in a few years but as a young player was already very strong. Was his stature a problem?
He was a big problem for our team . He had a very strong game for them. He definitely was their most important player last game.
You had a very strong game with 26 points. Was the only thing missing hitting a few more three’s to balance out your three point percentages?
I could have made 1 or 2 more 3s but most of the 3 pointers I took was end of the shot clock 3s where I had to shoot them so I’m ok with the percentages. I tried not to settle for a lot of 3s this game.
How much is the play between you and Abdulai Abaker growing? Will you guys be able to understand each other blindly on the court?
We are still learning each other on and off the court. We are already dangerous on the court together, I can only imagine once we really get used to playing next to each other, I think we can be a real problem.
The next game is against Rendsburg that has an identical 5-6 record with you. What will be key for winning?
Play our game. Play defense . And play physical because they are a very physical team. But we can handle it, because my team is ready for the smoke.
Thanks Jeremy for the chat.