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Myles Hesson’s performances with Weisssenhorn in Germany’s Bundesliga Pro B this season have earned him a call up to the top tier Beko BBL with Ratiopharm Ulm.
The signing happened on the last day of the transfer deadline, with Ulm making the move to give the team more depth as injury insurance for American import Keaton Nankivil who is currently struggling with a shoulder injury. Hesson will be the seventh international player on their roster, meaning he will only be able to play should Nakivil be forced out.
Regardless, it is a move not seen too often; the Great Britain fringe player jumps two divisions from Pro B straight to the BBL, boasting averages of 19.7 points, 10.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.7 blocks per game this season. Hesson has proved his worth with Weissenhorn Youngstars who are the feeder team for Ulm, and will gain valuable experience practicing with the BBL team.
Should he play, the transition will be made easier by Weissenhorn playing the same structures and systems of Ratiopharm Ulm.
The 6’5″ forward from Birmingham has scored in double figures in 19 of 20 games with Weissenhorn, including a 31 point outing vs Lich and a 34 point, 19 rebound outing against Dresden, and was January’s Pro B Player of the Month.
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