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.
BOZEMAN — Great Osobor grew up in Spain and moved to England. He began his basketball life playing guard and moved inside. His varied backgrounds have shaped his career and can catapult him in the future.
PRESTON, England – Following the latest government announcements to combat the increase in COVID-19, the region of Lancashire has been moved into Tier 4, which has brought about updated restrictions for basketball outlined by Basketball England.
Myerscough Basketball alum Stoyan Toshkov calls in from Bulgaria to talk about his journey to the Preston-based programme, the influence of the Academy’s coaching staff on his own coaching journey and how he’s taking advantage of the opportunity to work with the BBL’s Worcester Wolves. Allen saves time to take Stoyan on a trip down memory lane to talk the “best of” during his time at the Academy.
Myerscough Basketball newcomer Wakeem Richardson (Class of 2021) drops by the pod to talk to Allen about what it was like growing up in Anguilla and how his early introduction to basketball fueled his competitive spirit. Plus, he details his transition to England, his selection to DENG Camp and what he's currently getting up to in the gym.
Liverpudlian Dan Gargan joins the pod to talk life as a basketball student-athlete at Myerscough College. Dan also reminisces on some of his highlights from the shortened 2019-20 season and the impact the first lockdown had on his game. He saves some time to about the Liverpool accent and the Myerscough melting pot.
PRESTON, England – Mate Okros highlighted a strong Week 2 for Myerscough Basketball alum in America with a 14-point and 4-rebound performance for Drexel last week. Take a look at the light week ahead, due to COVID-19 protocols forcing teams to cancel.
This week, the pod catches up with Myerscough's resident viking Troy Culley. Troy talks about his coaching "eureka moment", balancing basketball with daily life and some of the highlights of where the game has taken him.