Allen Gunn

Myerscough Basketball forms player-pathway link with BasketballPaisley

PRESTON, England -- Myerscough Basketball is excited to announce that it has formed a player-pathway link with BasketballPaisley, which Academy director and head coach Neal Hopkins confirmed on Friday.

Episode 34: Fade Away Three

Myerscough alum Sanmi Fajana calls into the pod from the Lone Star State where he is currently based at Blinn College (Texas) to talk hoops, culture and Ireland. Sanmi gives a shout out to the Ongar Chasers, looks back at the moment when basketball became serious and what he's learnt throughout his journey chasing his dreams.

Episode 33: The Captain

At long last, Myerscough alum Konrad Kantorski jumps on the pod to about his time at the Academy, which included being part of the team that won the programme's first senior titles. The Captain also talks about how he embraced being "undersized" and how the chip on his shoulder turned him into a relentless competitor. From spin moves to bold moves, Konrad doesn't hold back.

Episode 32: Giving Back to the Game

It’s a who’s who of British basketball as Myerscough Basketball Academy coach Mike Bernard joins the podcast to look back at his career from junior to storied professional. “Big Mike” talks about when he began to take the sport serious, the biggest influences on his success and the importance of building a family along the journey.

Episode 31: Broken Glasses in Holland

Myerscough Under-18s coach Lewis Scott calls into the pod to talk about his growth as a coach and what he expects from players coming into his teams. Lewis also reflects back on what it has been like to work with some of the top junior prospects in British basketball and the role Myerscough has played in their development on and off court.

Episode 30: Enjoy the Journey

Myerscough alum Zion Tordoff’s dad Dan jumps on the pod to offer a unique perspective on what it is like being one part of a parental unit of a NCAA Division I athlete. He talks about the recruitment process, handling the ups and downs and what he feels his role is. Dan saves time to look back at the journey he and Sue have been on with Big Z so far, which has taken them across Europe and the Atlantic!

Week 9: NJCAA action returns, NCAA Division I and II presses on

PRESTON, England -- The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) season finally gets under way in America amidst the pandemic after being pushed back until 2021.

Basketball England cancels all non-elite competitions and Academy Leagues for 2020-21

MANCHESTER, England -- Basketball England announced on Wednesday the cancellation of all non-elite competitions and Academy Leagues for the 2020-21 season due to COVID-19.

Episode 29: Newberry Bred

Myerscough alum and current Newberry College guard Callan Low calls into the pod from South Carolina to chat how he got into basketball, why he thinks Scottish players have success at academies in England and his highlights from his time in Preston. Oh, and Cal dishes on his all-Myerscough teammate starting five.

Episode 28: Drexel Special ft. Mate Okros and Amari Williams

Myerscough alum and reunited teammates Mate Okros and Amari Williams call into the pod to talk all things Drexel Hoops and how opportunities provided by Myerscough Basketball prepared them for the next step in the careers both athletically and academically. The two look back at their time playing out in Europe in the EYBL and other highlights from their time in Preston.

About Me

Allen Gunn is a graduate of the University of Salford with a Masters degree in Journalism.
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