Jeremy Ingram (183-G-1991, college: AAMU) is a191 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 big 101-91 win. The wins keep coming for Bargteheide in 2023. How satisfied are you?
I am very excited for my team because we were underdogs beginning of the season and now we are winning important games on the road to try and get to the playoffs. It has been a fun ride so far.
Talk a little about the 40 minutes. Was it a one way road or was it a back and forth affair?
We pretty much controlled this game start to finish. Basketball is a game of runs though so our opponents had a great 3rd quarter to make the game very interesting but we controlled the 4th quarter and finished the game on top.
Bargteheide shot the ball really well from close range and Braunschweig well from outside. What was key for getting the win?
We forced a few more turnovers than we gave up which was an important key to this win. We also got off to a great start that helped us and gave us cushion throughout this game. But our bench came into the game and played huge which was tremendous during this game because we needed their help. Carl Ceesay came up clutch in the 2nd half with 2 big three pointers that helped us seal the win and Ibrahim Jabby also had a big 9 points off the bench. S/O to them. And don’t forget the MVP of the Game Vladimir Migunov who had a double double and shot perfect from the field.
How much of a factor did the 5 more turnovers of Braunschweig play in you getting the win?
Winning the turnover battle was something we knew we needed to do before the game, and those 5 more turnovers were crucial to them.
Bargteheide may have allowed 91 points, but did a good job only allowing the guests 11 free throws and hitting only 5. How key was composure on the defensive end?
We gave up a lot of fast break three pointers in that 3rd quarter and wasn’t very disciplined on defense at all which gave them momentum and it’s hard to stop a team when they have momentum but we locked down defensively when it mattered most.
You had a solid game with 26 points. The team had a lot of support from other players. Is it still a time of adjustment for you not having the whole load on your shoulders like you had in Mannheim?
At times I have flashbacks where I feel like I need to go get a bucket on my own and sometimes I still have too but I have very good players on my team so I’m still learning to trust them because they are very good also and they can also go get a big bucket if we need 1.
You only had 1 turnover. Is this something you ae confident you will build on in the next games?
Yea I had about 4-5 turnovers last game and I felt that was too much and they were from rushing or forcing the issue, so this game I let the game come to me a little more than I did last game and it paid off.
You next play ASC Goetingen who are in fourth place with a 10-5 record. You are on a role. What will be key for getting the win?
We are confident we can beat any team and we just need to continue to do what makes us who we are. We go play aggressive defense get out on these fast breaks and get easy buckets and when we are pushing the breaks we are pretty much unbeatable but 1st we need to get stops.
Thanks Jeremy for the chat.