Isaiah Sykes is a 26 year old 198cm forward from Detroit, Michigan playing his third professional season and first with the Hebeisen White Wings Hanau. He started this season with Hapoel Gilboa Afula (Israel-National League) playing 4 games averaging 11.5ppg, 11.5rpg, 2.8apg, 1.5spg. Last season he played with accabi Hod Hasharon (Israel-National League) playing 25 games averaging 19.9ppg, Reb-2(14.3rpg), 4.9apg, 2.2spg, FGP: 59.9%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 34.5%. He started his professional basketball career in 2014 with U.S. Basket Recanati (Italy-A2 Silver) playing 28 games averaging 17.2ppg, 8.2rpg, 3.6apg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT: 55.2%; A2 Gold Playoffs: 3 games: 17.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.0apg. He played at Cent.Florida (NCAA) from 2010-2014 playing a total of 125 NCAA games and as a senior played 30 games averaging 17.2ppg, 7.2rpg, 3.5apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 54.0%. He spoke to German Hoops after his arrival in Hanau recently.
Thanks Isaiah for talking to German Hoops. 2017 has come and gone and we are already into February. Did you make any new years resolutions or are you the type of guy that doesn´t believe in that?
Just to continue to grow and take care of my daughter while building on my career.
Welcome to Germany and the Hebeisen White Wings Hanau. After a year in Italy and Israel, you have arrived to your third tour of duty now in Germany. What do you in general about the country and it´s basketball?
The style of play is different and more aggressive I love it and will adapt to it as the season progresses.
Do you have any friends playing in Germany and did anyone give you some useful advice about coming to Germany?
Yes I have some friends playing here in Pro A and Pro B as well as the BBL!