White Wings Hanau

Isaiah Sykes (Hebeisen White Wings) I Can Play Different Positions And Impact The Game In Many Different Ways

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!

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Brian Sullivan (Hebeisen White Wings) I Want To Continue To Show That My Decision Making With The Ball Is A Big Strength Of Mine

Brian Sullivan is a 23 year old 180cm guard from Upper Arlington, Ohio that is playing his rookie season in Germany with the Hebeisen White Wings Hanau. He started his college basketball career in 2011 with Miami, OH (NCAA) playing 30 games averaging 10.3ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 35.7%, 3PT: 44.9%, FT: 70.0%. He then played at Davidson (NCAA) from 2013-2016 and as a senior played 30 games averaging 14.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.4apg, FGP: 32.7%, 3PT: 41.0%, FT: 83.1%. He spoke to German Hoops about his rookie season.

Brian, thank for talking to German Hoops. Congrats on the huge 68-63 win against top Pro A team Kirchheim Knights. What makes a grind out win like this more difficult to accomplish than a shoot out win?

 It seems in low scoring games, your margin of error defensively is that much smaller. So the biggest challenge was just making sure we stayed locked in defensively for all 40 minutes.

The fourth quarter started with a huge run by the Hebeisen White Wings Hanau as Kruize Pinkins scored in bunches, but Kirchheim fought back. The game was technically over at the two minute mark as German Josef Eichler hit a three and there was no more scoring after that. How strange of a fourth quarter ending was this for you?

Yeah, it was a bit odd but that is how the flow of the game was going. It was very defensive minded and there seemed to be a couple different stretches without much scoring.

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Eugene Harris (Hebeisen White Wings) We Need To Learn How To Take Care Of Business Regardless The Circumstances

Eugene Harris is a 29 year old 193cm point guard from Pittsburgh and is playing his sixth professional season and first in Germany with the Hebeisen White Wings Hanau. Last season he played for Siarka Tarnobrzeg (Poland-TBL): 13 games: 6.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 32.6%, 3FGP: 25.4%, left in Jan.’16, later that month moved to KTE-Duna Aszfalt (Hungary-A Division): 11 games: 6.4ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 28.3%, FT: 75.0%. He started his basketball career in 2006 with  High Point (NCAA) where he played until 2010 playing a total of 121 NCAA games. As a senior he played 30 games averaging 14.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 38.7%, 3PT: 34.1%, FT: 87.5%.In his first five professional seasons, he has gained vast experience having played in countries like Lithuania, Georgia, Cyprus, Macedonia, and Ukraine. He spoke to German Hoops after the big 68-63 victory against the Kirchheim Knights.

 

 

Eugene thanks for talking to German Hoops. Congrats on the huge 68-63 win against top Pro A team Kirchheim Knights. What makes a grind out win like this more difficult to accomplish than a shoot out win?

Thank you miles I appreciate you, it’s always a great feeling to win no matter the circumstances but this game was definitely more defensive oriented where it was tough to get an offensive flow on both sides

The fourth quarter started with a huge run by the Hebeisen White Wings Hanau as Kruize Pinkins scored in bunches, but Kirchheim fought back. The game was technically over at the two minute mark as German Josef Eichler hit a three and there was no more scoring after that. How strange of a fourth quarter ending was this for you?

It was one of those grind out games coach kept stressing to continue to put pressure on them defensively and it will open up in the 4th in which it did.

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Jordan Wild(Hebeisen White Wings) The Key To Our Success Has Been Defense As Our Attention To Detail Has Been Good

Jordan Wild is a 27 year old 203cm forward from Kingsburg, California that is playing his third season in Germany and first with the Hebeisen White Wings Hanau. He started his basketball career at Fresno Pacific (NAIA) in 2007 where he played until 2011. As asenior he played 34 games: 11.8ppg, 7.4rpg, FT: 78%. He played in Australia the last three seasons. As a rookie he played fort he Joondalup City Wanneroo Wolves (Australia-SBL) playing 27 games: 20.6ppg, 11.1rpg, 2.1apg, 1.3spg, 1.5bpg, 2FGP: 47.2%, 3PT: 33.9%, FT: 72.9%. He played for the Stirling Senators (Australia-SBL) the last twos easons and this past summer played 29 games averaging 21,2ppg, 14,0rpg and 3,0apg. In the 2014-2015 season he played for the VfL Kirchheim Knights (Germany-ProA) playing 23 games: 8.5ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 53.5%, 3FGP: 30.3%, FT: 71.4%. In the summer of 2015 he played for the Stirling Senators (Australia-SBL) playing 6 games: 15.5ppg, 10.7rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 39.3%, 3PT: 43.5%, FT: 86.4%. Last season he played for VfL Kirchheim Knights (Germany-ProA) playing 32 games: 8.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 56.8%, 3PT: 33.7%, FT: 84.6%. He recently spoke to German Hoops about basketball.

Jordan congrats on the huge 70-66 win on the road in Nurnberg. How good is basketball life for you at the moment?

I’m enjoying it. Great location with a really well supported club.

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Eugene Harris(Hebeisen White Wings) Consistency Comes With Preparation So We Have To Continue To Get Better Everyday

Eugene Harris is a 29 year old 193cm point guard from Pittsburgh and is playing his sixth professional season and first in Germany with the Hebeisen White Wings Hanau. Last season he played for Siarka Tarnobrzeg (Poland-TBL): 13 games: 6.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 32.6%, 3FGP: 25.4%, left in Jan.’16, later that month moved to KTE-Duna Aszfalt (Hungary-A Division): 11 games: 6.4ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 28.3%, FT: 75.0%. He started his basketball career in 2006 with  High Point (NCAA) where he played until 2010 playing a total of 121 NCAA games. As a senior he played 30 games averaging 14.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 38.7%, 3PT: 34.1%, FT: 87.5%.In his first five professional seasons, he has gained vast experience having played in countries like Lithuania, Georgia, Cyprus, Macedonia, and Ukraine. He spoke to German Hoops after the big 70-66 win against Nurnberg.

 

 

 

Eugene congrats on the huge 70-66 win on the road in Nurnberg. How good is basketball life for you at the moment?

Thank you ,It’s always good to get a win on the road in a tough environment and our team responded well. We will enjoy this and then refocus on what’s ahead.

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Kruize Pinkins (Hebeisen White Wings) I’m Just Playing Basketball And Scoring Is Coming Along With The Flow Of The Game

Kruize Pinkins is a 23 year old 201cm forward from Marianna, Florida that is playing his second professional season with the Hebeisen White Wings. He started his basketball career at Chipola (JUCO). He then played at USF (NCAA) from 2013-2015 and as a senior played 32 games averaging 13.9ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 52.1%, 3PT: 39.0%, FT: 65.0%. As a rookie last season with the Hebeisen White Wings he played : 29 games averaging 13.1ppg, Reb-3(9.1rpg), 1.1apg, FGP: 49.8%, 3PT: 20.8%, FT: 68.9%He spoke to German Hoops after the satisfying 74-68 win at home

 

 

 

Kruize congrats on the big 74-68 win at home. After the embarrassing 71-63 loss last weekend in Essen was the team especially focused to get back into the win column?

Yes we knew we let one slip away on the road and Essen. That was a learning point for us that we can’t take any game for granted. So we came in more focused from the start.

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Eugene Harris(Hebeisen White Wings) I Am Able To Improve My Overall Skills To The Smallest Details With Simon Cote In Hanau

Eugene Harris is a 29 year old 193cm point guard from Pittsburgh and is playing his sixth professional season and first in Germany with the Hebeisen White Wings Hanau. Last season he played for Siarka Tarnobrzeg (Poland-TBL): 13 games: 6.9ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 32.6%, 3FGP: 25.4%, left in Jan.’16, later that month moved to KTE-Duna Aszfalt (Hungary-A Division): 11 games: 6.4ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 57.9%, 3PT: 28.3%, FT: 75.0%. He started his basketball career in 2006 with  High Point (NCAA) where he played until 2010 playing a total of 121 NCAA games. As a senior he played 30 games averaging 14.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 38.7%, 3PT: 34.1%, FT: 87.5%.In his first five professional seasons, he has gained vast experience having played in countries like Lithuania, Georgia, Cyprus, Macedonia, and Ukraine. He spoke to German Hoops shortly after signing with Hanau last summer.

 

Eugene thanks for talking to German Hoops. Welcome to Germany. Congrats on signing with Pro A team Hebeisen White Wings. You have played in many countries in Europe, but this will be your first season in Germany. What ties do you to Germany in general and what do you know about the country and it´s basketball?

I actually know a couple of guys that played in this country so I’m pretty familiar with what to expect here.

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