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LakePoint Sports Podcast
12 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
Ep. 29: Nathan Rode on PBR Future Game's impact, players to watch
The Prep Baseball Report Future Games are hitting LakePoint Sports. Nathan Rode and Cory McCartney discuss the event's growth, past players who saw their stocks rise and the names to know this year.
33 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
Ep: 28: Former MLB pitchers C.J. Nitkowski and Paul Byrd on lessons learned in being a sports parent
Raising an athlete comes with its own challenges. How do former pros managing expectations, both inside and outside the family? Long-time MLB pitchers and Emmy Award-winning broadcasters C.J. Nitkowski and Paul Byrd join Cory McCartney for a discussion about fatherhood and lessons learned along the way.
22 minutes | May 21, 2021
Ep. 27: How NIL laws will impact schools, athletes and change recruiting
July 1, Name, Image and Likeness laws go into effect in a number of states. How will they impact schools, athletes and the sales pitches that go into recruiting? Lawyer and NIL advocate Darren Heitner joins Cory McCartney to discuss.
16 minutes | Apr 2, 2021
Ep. 26: Paul Hewitt on operating in the pressure cooker of the Final Four
What's it like operating in the pressure cooker of the Final Four? Paul Hewitt discusses his memories of Georgia Tech's national runner-up run, one-and-done players and continuing to develop players as a G-League coach as he joins Cory McCartney.
14 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
Ep. 25: MLB umpire Gerry Davis on approaching 5,000th game, his of trademark stance
After sitting out the 2020 season, MLB umpire Gerry Davis is returning with his 5,000th career game on the horizon. He joins Cory McCartney to discuss that upcoming milestone, the development of his trademark stance and advice for those who want to get into umpiring.
21 minutes | Feb 21, 2021
Ep. 24: ‘Handles’ Franklin’s on his journey, Globetrotters’ cultural impact
The Harlem Globetrotters' Chris "Handles" Franklin joins Cory McCartney to discuss how he's continuing to stay connected to fans during a pause from the court, his story of perseverance, the Globetrottes' storied history of breaking barriers and his work with the Handles Foundation.
14 minutes | Jan 29, 2021
Ep. 23: The mindsets and behaviors that help athletes find success
Dr. Rick Van Haveren joins Cory McCartney to discuss mindsets and behaviors that help individuals maximize their potential, along with tips and tactics for dealing with adversity.
30 minutes | Dec 29, 2020
Ep. 22: Best of 2020: Athletes that defined the year
An eventful 2020 delivered some epic performances at LakePoint Sports. Cory McCartney chats with some of the athletes that defined the year on campus as he's joined by baseball players Brady House (Tennessee recruit), Chase Petty (Florida), T.R. and Lance Williams (Virginia Tech) and basketball players Brody Peebles (Liberty) and Norcross' London Johnson.
7 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Ep. 21: RYZE Hoops taking basketball at LakePoint Sports to a new level
🏀 Welcome to RYZE Hoops 🏀 Dan McDonald & Carter Wilson take Cory McCartney inside LakePoint Sports' new basketball platform and discuss their favorites among Georgia's uncommitted Class of 2021s.
12 minutes | Nov 18, 2020
Ep. 20: Charlie Culberson talks Braves' postseason, Freddie Freeman's MVP, giving back through camp
Charlie Culberson joins Cory McCartney to discuss the Braves' postseason run -- finishing one win from the World Series -- his teammate, Freddie Freeman earning NL MVP, what Culberson is looking for in a destination as he enters free agency, and his giving back to kids in the game through his upcoming camp at LakePoint Sports.
9 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Ep. 19: PT Solutions' Dr. Dale Yake on helping athletes through injury rehab and prevention
PT Solutions Physical Therapy has quite literally made it their business to help athletes get back onto the field. Dr. Dale Yake joins Cory McCartney for a discussion on educating athletes to prevent injuries and why it was important for his company to get into the youth sports space as the official trainer of LakePoint Sports.
18 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
Ep. 18: The man behind drafting some of MLB Postseason's top young arms on evaluating pitchers
Former Atlanta scouting director and current San Francisco Giants national crosschecker Brian Bridges helped plant the seeds for this NLCS berth, and he joins Cory McCartney to discuss drafting Anderson and Wright and their playoff success. Plus, he discusses his evaluation process for young pitchers and how key this summer's elite events were for 2021 draft prospects.
21 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
Ep. 17: Cardinals' Jordan Walker on life at alternate site, confidence boost in facing Zack Wheeler
St. Louis Cardinals' first-round pick Jordan Walker, a LakePoint Sports alumni, joins Cory McCartney to discuss life at one of MLB's alternate sites, the confidence-booster he had facing Zack Wheeler and being a part of history for black players in the Breakthrough Series.
12 minutes | Aug 21, 2020
Ep. 16: Picking the best of the best from a summer of top baseball talent
LakePoint Sports was the host for the top prep baseball talent in the nation this summer. Now comes the hard part: picking the best of the best. PBR Georgia scouting director Phil Kerber and Cory McCartney do exactly that, running through the top bats and pitchers to hit the Baseball Village.
28 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Ep. 15: Inside the growth of PBR's Future Games and what goes into making a roster
In its 10 years, the Prep Baseball Report Future Games have gone from four teams to a major event that scouts and college coaches circles on the calendar. PBR President Sean Duncan joins Cory McCartney to discuss the event's growth and its star-studded list of alumni, while PBR Georgia Scouting Director Phil Kerber explains how he built his roster for this year's event.
8 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
Ep. 14: Hawks Talon GC's Wes Acuff on what it takes to play NBA 2K at a pro level, Esports' growth
Hawks Talon GC coach Wes Acuff joins Cory McCartney to discuss what it takes to game at an NBA 2K League level, opportunities in Esports and his advice for players.
13 minutes | Jul 27, 2020
Ep. 13: Heat Shields' mission is to reduce the heat on your feet
The reality is, artificial fields mean high surface temperatures. That's where Heat Shields comes in. Leanne and McKenzie Gregg join Cory McCartney to discuss how their product can reduce the heat on feet and increase performance.
13 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Ep. 12: Former big-leaguer, Braves analyst Nick Green on realities of shortened MLB draft
A scaled-down MLB Draft meant fewer players getting that life-changing call. FOX Sports South analyst Nick Green, a 32nd-round pick himself, joins Cory McCartney to discuss the difficult position this puts players in. Plus, the moment that Green says defined him as a player long before he put on an MLB uniform.
6 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
Ep. 11: With Freeze Sleeve, recovery isn't just about treating injuries
Recovery isn't just about treating injuries, it's also key in preventing them. Freeze Sleeve's Jonathan Kerner joins Cory McCartney to discuss the key to getting young athletes to make recovery part of their routine.
12 minutes | May 29, 2020
Ep. 10: Unique relationship with fans has helped Baseballism pivot amid pandemic
From a virtual grand opening to making masks, Baseballism has adjusted with the pandemic. Ben Atkinson joins Cory McCartney to discuss the brand's pivot and its production of masks and its unique relationship with fans.
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