Mike Tobey is a 23 year old 213cm center from Monroe, New York playing his second professional season and first with Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (Spain-ACB). Last season as a rookie he played with the Charlotte Hornets (NBA) playing 2 games averaging 1.0ppg, 1.5rpg, He also played also at Greensboro Swarm (D-League) playing 35 games: averaging 2.0ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.0apg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 58.1%, 3PT: 19.6%, FT: 72.9%, in Mar.’17 moved to Valencia Basket (Spain-ACB) playing 3 games averaging 5.3ppg, 4.7rpg: He played at Virginia(NCAA) from 2012-2016 playing a total of 136 games and as a senior played 35 games averaging 7.2ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 61.7%, 3PT: 22.2%, FT: 61.7%. He spoke to German Hoops before the Basketball Champions League game against the MHP Riesen in Ludwigsburg.
Mike thanks for talking to German Hoops. Welcome to Germany. Is this your first time in Germany? What do you know in general about the country Germany and its basketball?
This is my first time in Germany. I have only heard good things about Germany from teammates and former teammates. My ex teammate Luke Sikma is playing here at the moment with Alba Berlin.
Before we really get into the basketball interview who has the nicer campus Avon Old Farms school or Hotchkiss? Did you ever play Avon in basketball in your one season there and what memories do you have?
Wow that was a long time ago. I will have to go with Hotchkiss, but I was only there one year. I have no memory, but I am sure we played them. There are so many beautiful campuses in Connecticut.
After playing in the NBA, D-league and ACB last season how confident are you that you won´t be bouncing around as much this season in your second professional season?
I am confident that I will stay the whole season with Tenerife. That is my plan.