Jeremy Ingram 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 teams up with Miles Schmidt-Scheuber on a weekly basis this season to talk basketball.
Congrats Jeremy on the huge 94-90 win over Wusterhausen. How does it feel to come to win for the first time in 2023?
Well that just means we are starting the year off the right way. But all of our wins are important now because we want to slide into the playoffs.
Talk a little about the 40 minutes. Was it a close affair or were there some runs and bigger leads involved?
It was a very tight game , especially in the 2nd half. Wusterhausen also has an american player who played very well for them that gave us a lot of trouble. Game went down to the final seconds but my team made a few more bigger plays than they did.
Talk about crunch-time. Did you let your magic take over?
When the game is on the line ,I love having the ball in my hands. I honestly thrive in those moments. Shoutout to my coach and teammates for trusting me in those clutch moments.
How valuable was Vladimir Migunov who had 16 points and 9 boards?
He was most definitely the player of the game. He came up with some game saving rebounds that gave us the chance to win this game.
What was it like battling Jeremy Lewis who scored 24 points? Was there any trash talk involved?
There was no trash talk between me and him but we battled all game and that’s the best way to show another player how much you respect their game by competing. He played a great game for his team.
You had an incredible 39 point game. How much did your 50 point game shortly before the new year in Bremerhaven influence your game?
I always have confidence I can go out in any game and put up big numbers if I need too. The 50 point game was just a brief warmup to help me establish my rhythm coming back from Holiday break.
How content were you with your game. Granted you scored a lot but had no assists and 3 turnovers. How does a competitor like that feel after a game like that?
I actually had a few assists but it’s Regionalliga 1 so they don’t always get the assists right in the stat sheet. 3 turnovers is a little too much but considering how much of the game I have the ball it’s actually not that bad. I love my game and the way I play but I always have room for improvement. Therefore, I am always working to get even better.
The next game is against top team Neustadt who are 13-1. How tough will this game be and what will be key to getting win?
Aggressive defense , rebounding , and getting good shots. I’m sure Neustadt will bring out the best in our team and I’m sure we will be ready to fight for 40 minutes.
Thanks Jeremy for the chat.