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 teams up with Miles Schmidt-Scheuber on a weekly basis this season to talk basketball.
Bargteheide suffered a brutal 113-83 loss to Neustadt. What makes Neustadt such a tough team to play?
Neustadt was a very strong team. The starting lineup and including the guys coming off the bench. They had a well rounded team that played together and moved the ball very well and it’s always hard to beat a team who is very disciplined like they were. Especially when we were not disciplined this game.
Talk a little about the contest. Does the final score indicate how the game was played or were there phases where the game was closer?
We led after the 1st quarter but we got away from our game plan 2nd quarter on and Neustadt pretty much ran away with it from there.
Neustadt shot the ball really well. What made it most tough on the defensive end to find an identity and keep them better contained?
They move the ball very well and when you moving the ball as well as they are , you usually finding shooters for open shots and they did that a lot.
They had very good guard play from Jelovcic and Braimoh. Talk a little what made their play so tough to control?
Well I wouldn’t say they were tough to control, but again the ball movement got them many open looks and they capitalized off of our bad shots and turnovers by getting out on the fast break.
The trio of Hoppe, Abakar and you had 64 of the 82 total points. Does the fact that there was little production from the rest worry you?
Nah, we actually just took most of the shots. We didn’t get more people involved like we should have this game. That’s something we talked about and will work on.
You had 25 points and shot well as usual from close range but only 3/12 from outside. Was it one of those days for you?
Rough day shooting the 3 ball . It happens. I had very good looks but I rushed a lot of shots because we were playing catchup most of the game and just a few of the 3s rolled in and out but it happens, I’ll bounce back. I always do!
How are you feeling now physically after your injury? At how much % are you now?
I say I’m about 85% 90%. I still don’t have my explosiveness back and first step and quickness still not all the way back yet but I’m working on it. Still a lot of soreness where the fracture is also so it’s been difficult to train hard to get back to where I want to be but things like this takes time I guess.
The next game is against 9-5 Braunschweig. What will be key for getting the season sweep?
I think we will be motivated since we lost so badly last game. I think we just need to get back to what made us successful in the past wins and we should be able to pull out this road win.
Thanks Jeremy for the chat.