Allen Gunn

Episode 39: Cutting Down Nets

The penultimate episode of Season 2 sees Neal Hopkins return to the podcast to talk about coming out of lockdown, the return to campus and what the last year has been like from the perspective of an educator and coach. The boss also shines a light on the positive impact Myerscough student-athletes made away from the court and talks about the challenges still ahead. Allen is then joined by newly crowned CAA Champions Mate Okros and Amari Williams to talk about the tournament and what it was like to cut down nets for the first time!

Episode 38: The Great Showman

Myerscough Basketball's Class of 2021 Great Osobor makes his return to the podcast, this time for a feature-length episode to talk about his commitment to Montana State Men's Basketball, why he's made an instant impact at the NBL Division One level and what he enjoys most about the game of basketball. The Tudela, Spain native also looks back at his time at Myerscough how he took advantage of the platform the Academy provides student-athletes.

Myerscough alum Okros and Williams win CAA Tournament Championship with Drexel

HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Myerscough alumni Mate Okros and Amari Williams helped the sixth-seeded Drexel Men’s Basketball team capture its first Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Championship in school history on Tuesday and book a trip back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 25 years.

Episode 37: Shoe Game

Myerscough alum Ben Gordos has found himself at home in the United States — he just hopes he doesn't lose the accent. The sophomore guard, currently at Concordia University (Chicago), will detail his crazy injury history as he looks back at his time at Myerscough and how his time at the Academy prepared him for life abroad. Ben also takes us inside his growing shoe collection and his current fashion style.

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 36: Behind the Lens

Myerscough alum and current Manchester Giants photographer Harry Collins joins fellow shutterbug Allen Gunn to talk all things cameras and hoops. Harry also chats about his ventures in building OKC Daily — a page dedicated to the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder — and HC Captures. He gives his thoughts on what the Academy did for him and how he managed his expectations even before stepping foot on campus.

Episode 35: Among Giants

Myerscough alum Tyrell Brown swings by the pod to discuss Academy antics from dreaded field sessions to locker room high jinks. Ty also gives an honest assessment of his time in Preston and the lengths he went in order to make himself stick at the top end of the programme.

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.

About Me

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