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Interviewing ESPN’s Jay Bilas — Part II: Preparing For Broadcasts, Christian Laettner, G-League and More!

Reading Time: 2 minutesQ: How do you prepare for a game? A: It’s a job that Jay and his colleagues are all immersed in. It’s something he has basically been doing his whole life and he has been studying the game as a broadcaster for the past 25 years. He already had great prior knowledge from playing and coaching in college. Over time he has done lots of studies on the history of the game. You can’t just cover one aspect, you need to be able to cover the entire landscape of the game. Before games, you need to...

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Interview/Story with 2021 5-Star Forward: Harrison Ingram

Reading Time: 3 minutesRecently, I received the chance to interview 2021 Five Star Forward, Harrison Ingram. In the past decade, high school basketball has completely evolved. Everything from the EYBL (Elite Youth Basketball League), to social media companies like Slam and Overtime, have completely changed the landscape of the game for years to come. High school basketball players, especially the highly ranked ones, have a lot on their plate during the season. Games will take them to the other side of the country at times, as will tournaments. Along with constant media attention and daily workouts, these players hardly...

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Interview with Highly Regarded NBA and Personal Basketball Trainer, Ryan “R2” Razooky

Reading Time: 2 minutesINTERVIEW WITH RYAN RAZOOKY; Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting down and having a conversation with the well-known personal basketball trainer, Ryan Razooky. Ryan trains players of all ages and is one of the trainers at the Hoop House in San Diego. Over the past few months, Ryan has also gained a lot of popularity when he began training big YouTubers such as FlightReacts and CashNasty. Besides that he also works with major high school stars such as Mikey Williams (#3 nationally-ranked for his class) and the rising sophomore 7-footer, Jahzare Jackson. When asked about...

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Interview with ESPN’s Jay Bilas: Discussing Favorite Arenas, NBA Draft and More

Reading Time: 2 minutesRecently, I had the pleasure of interviewing highly regarded College Basketball broadcaster, Jay Bilas. Below, is the full Q & A with Bilas! What is the hardest part of being a sports analyst? “Well, there’s nothing hard about, there are just challenges to it, but that comes with every job. You just have to be prepared, but to me the hardest thing about my job is travel. Covid-19 is the longest I have ever gone without going on a plane. Before the virus there was not a time where I would go more than one night...

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Interview With Former 5-Star, Maryland Big Man: Diamond Stone

Reading Time: 3 minutesDiamond Stone is one of the biggest “What ifs” of Maryland basketball this recent decade. Stone came to College Park ranked as a 5-star, top-10 recruit and was the best recruit Maryland had ever signed. The 6-foot-11 big man showed a lot of promise in his freshman year averaging 12.5 PPG and 5.4 RPG. His freshman season was highlighted by a 39 point performance in a win against Penn State. Stone showed a lot of promise, but most college basketball fans agreed he it would’ve been best for him to develop his game for another year...

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