Nick Hornsby

Nick Hornsby (Bayer Giants Leverkusen) My Team Has Been Helping Me Be More Confident In Different Situations

Nick Hornsby is a 23 year old 201cm forward that was born in Irvine, California that is playing his second professional season in Germany and first with the Bayer Giants Leverkusen. He has been an instrumental part in the big 10-0 start averaging 12,7ppg, 8,7rpg and 3,1apg. Lastseason as a rookie he played with Giessen 46ers II (Germany-ProB) playing 23games averaging 13.9ppg, 7.6rpg, 2.9apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 54.4%, 3PT: 38.6%, FT: 70.3% He also played 2BBL games for Giessen. He won two high school titles with Tustin and then played at Sacramento State from 2013-2017 playing a total of 123 NCAA games and was able to improve his scoring and rebounding each season. As a senior he played 31 games averaging  11.3ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 53.4%, 3PT: 38.0%, FT: 71.2%. He spoke to germanhoops.com about his season with the Bayer Giants Leverkusen.

Nick thanks for talking to germanhoops.com! Where are you at the moment and how isbasketball life treating you at the moment?

Right now I’m just at home with my fiancé enjoying some downtime on our off day.

Congrats on the amazing quick start as your 10-0 with the Bayer Giants Leverkusen. If somebody had told you in pre season that the team would have begun at 10-0 what would you have said?

Basketball life wise I’m great. Our team is 10-0 and I have no complaints. We have been playing great basketball. If someone would have told me we would be 10-0 I’m not sure if I would have believed it. I think we all knew when we first came together as a team we were very capable of having a good season.

Have you ever registered a start like this in your career? How does it feel reeling off so many wins in a row?

I’ve had a year like that when I was in high school I was lucky enough to have a great team then. It feels great I think the most exciting time we have in the week is after the game. During the week, we are just fully focused on the next game.

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Nick Hornsby Is Close To Being A 40% shooter From Outside

HornsbyNick Hornsby is a 22 year old 201cm forward that was born in Irvine, California and just completed his rookie season with theGiessen 46ers II (Germany-ProB) averaging 13,9ppg, 7,6rpg and 2,9apg. He also played 2 BBL games for Giessen.. He won two high school titles with Tustin and then played at Sacramento State form 2013-2017 playing a total of 123 NCAA games and  was able to improve his scoring and rebounding each season. As a senior he played 31 games averaging 11.3ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 53.4%, 3PT: 38.0%, FT: 71.2%. He spoke to German Hoops following his rookie season.

Nick thanks for talking to German Hoops. Your rookie season is in the books. Did your rookie season in Germany exceed all expectations or do you feel something was missing?

Yeah I think my rookie season was pretty good. I believe that I learned a lot and continued to grow over the weeks. I also think as a team we did great and exceeded a lot of expectations.

Your season ended with a do or die game against Rostock. Each game was more thrilling than the next. Was these three games the most exciting three games in a row in your young career?

I would say the last three games are definitely up there with my most exiting games especially in a row.

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Nick Hornsby’s All Around Play Is Helping To Build The Giessen 46ers II Team Into A Playoff Contender

Nick Hornsby is a 201cm forward that was born in Irvine, California and is going into his rookie season in Germany with the Giessen 46ers II (Germany-ProB). He won two high school titles with Tustin and then played at Sacramento State form 2013-2017 playing a total of 123 NCAA games and was able to improve hiss coring and rebounding each season. As a senior he played 31 games averaging 11.3ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 53.4%, 3PT: 38.0%, FT: 71.2%. This season with Giessen he is averaging 13,6ppg, 7,6rpg and 2,6apg. He spoke to German Hoops shortly after he signed with Giessen about his basketball career.

Nick thanks for talking to German Hoops. Congrats on signing your first professional basketball career with the Giessen 46ers 2 team that play in the Pro B. After coming off a stellar 4 year career at Sacramento State how did you experience your first summer transfer period as you were looking for your first professional team? Did you have sufficient offers?

My first summer out I have just been focused on getting better as an all around player. Whether its one day working on my shot or the other my ball handling. It was a great summer and I got to play with/against a lot of great players.

You chose the Giessen 46ers 2 team. Head coach Rolf Scholtz was high on your versatility and team game. What were the main reasons for deciding to play for head coach Rolf Scholtz? I can imagine being able to soak up the BBL experience with their first team and be able to practice with them was an important reason?

Coach Scholtz just seemed like a great guy and I thought that this would be a great place to start my career. Like you said being able to practice with the BBL team and scrimmage against them was a big part of it so I could not pass up that opportunity.

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