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 41 point win against Rendsburg. Seriously as a player how does a 41 point win feel like compared to a 20 point win?
Well anytime you win by this amount you know that your team played very well and we had a lot of fun, especially doing it in front of our home crowd.
Was the win harder to get than the score implies?
Nah, we definitely pretty much dominated this game.
Talk a little about the 40 minutes. When did Bargteheide decide the game? Was the game already over in the third quarter?
I say 2nd half is when we pretty much turned our play to another level , especially on defense. And they could not recover from it.
How vital is it having a high scoring import in Regionalliga play? Rendsburg didn’t have that?
Well I believe they did have an American at 1 point during the season but he is no longer there. But it’s definitely important to have a scoring import if you want to compete in the league.
You destroyed them on the boards and had only 7 turnovers. What were you most proud
The defense? Our defense was immaculate. When we play defense like this, it will be hard for any team to beat us. Because with great defense comes a lot of fast break points and that’s when we are at our best.
Ibrahim Jabby had a solid game with 15 points. What do you appreciate most about his game?
I love to see him succeed and have good games. I think he just needs to play with this same confidence and stay locked in every game like he was this game and he’s going to be a pretty good player.
You had a 18/6/1/5/2 game and shot 3/12. How do you rate a game like that for you? I guess the win is all that counts.
I mean I didn’t shoot the best this game but to be honest I don’t have to focus on offense because i Iave other good scorers on my team unlike previous teams I played on so I really put a lot of energy into playing defense. Long as we get the win that’s all I care about, but I will shoot better next game for sure.
When you get 5 steals in a game, how hard is it to get 10?
Well in this league to be honest, they never actually keep the stats exactly right so I probably had more steals than that . But getting 10 steals in a game is definitely on my to do list.
You next play Potsdam who are below you in the standings. What will be key for getting the win?
Potsdam is no longer a team in our league.
Thanks Jeremy for the chat.