"I felt that I fit in well with the team", the 23-year-old forward says. "There wasn't any period that I didn't feel well. But as the days go by, I learn my teammates better and vice versa. They know my moves, I know theirs and we can work better. I try to also help a lot in rebounds".
The American has his theory about his effectiveness in that part of the game, although his height is 1m.98. "I believe that rebounds have nothing to do with talent or height. I really believe it. It is a matter of will. Whoever wants it more will get it, at least most of the time. Because you never know where the ball will go, you have the same chances as everybody. What you have to do is be tougher than the rest and fight for the ball. If you don't try, nothing will come to your hands".
His style is similar to the one of former Olympiacos player Kyle Hines. "I hear that a lot. I do believe we have similarities. It is what I said before. Like me, Kyle plays mostly with his will, with his toughness and not his talent".
Hogue doesn't want to say much about his future, although Kifisia is probably just the beginning of his professional career, the step towards bigger challenges. "Right now I am really happy at Kifisia. From the beginning everything has been ideal. The coach and the rest of the team have stood next to me from day one. I don't care that much about the future. What matters is that I am at Kifisia and I enjoy playing basketball. I want to help the team go as high as possible".
How far can Kifisia go? "I cannot talk about a specific position, but we have proved that we are a team that has great potential and works hard. We beat PAOK twice and made Olympiacos and Panathinaikos work hard. I believe in the team and the good thing is that the players are not selfish. We want the best for the team".
Hogue was asked to describe a special moment he experienced at Kifisia. "I can't remember the opponent, but it was a tough game and we weren't playing well in the first half. We talked in the locker room and then I realized that we were something more than a family. What else could you ask for?".