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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.