Jason Boone is a 30 year old 198cm power forward/center from Sugar Loaf, New York that is playing his ninth professional season and eighth in Germany and first with the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg. He played three seasons with the s. Oliver Baskets Wurzburg and three seasons for BG Goettingen. He played at New York University(NCAA 3) from 2003-2007. In his senior year, he played 28 games averaging 14.1ppg, 9.6rpg, 2.4bpg, 2.9apg, FG: 63.0%, FT: 64.3%. In 2007-2008, he turned professional and played played at Bernau(Regionalliga) before making the jump up three leagues to MEG Goettingen. In 2008-2009, he averaged 4.4ppg, 4.0rpg, FG: 53.7. In 2009-2010, he won the Eurochallenge for BG Goettingen playing EuroChallenge: 16 games: 10.7ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 59.6%, FT: 53.8%; German League: 35 games: 9.1ppg, 6.1rpg, FGP: 60.3%, FT: 55.9%. Last season he split time with Torku Konyaspor (Turkey-TBL): 14 games: 6.1ppg, 4.2rpg, 2FGP: 60.7%, FT: 46.2%, in Mar.’15 moved to SO Maritime Boulogne (France-ProA) playing 12 games: 9.7ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 63.6%, FT: 51.4%. He spoke to German Hoops about basketball before the game against the Fraport Skyliners.
Jason thanks for talking to German Hoops. Merry Christmas 2015. After having spent Christmas in Germany now at least 8 times, have you been celebrating it once at night the German way, twice, the German and American way or just the American way in Germany waking up in the mornings and opening up the presents?
Merry Xmas to you as well. I’ve been fortunate enough to become really close with a number of families in Germany. And because of that, I’ve only celebrated Christmas the way that they do. If we’re being honest though, I like it better.
After being in Germany for so many years, what have you been able to appreciate most about the German Christmas in Germany?
I love the Christmas Market and the way it brings a city together. But I appreciate how the German Christmas doesn’t feel as commercialized. They focus more on the important things that Christmas represents.