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SCO: The Podcast
63 minutes | Mar 29, 2021
Episode 40: This Is Myerscough Basketball
In the season 2 finale of the podcast, Myerscough Basketball alum, current players and coaching staff share their fondest memories of their time with the programme and advice they have for incoming classes. From trips abroad and winning championships, to smoked cheese incidents and field sessions and everything in between, this is the Myerscough experience.
93 minutes | Mar 15, 2021
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!
59 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
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.
53 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
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.
57 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
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.
64 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
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.
57 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
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.
61 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
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.
66 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
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.
66 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
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.
77 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
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!
66 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
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.
79 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
Episode 28: Drexel Special ft. Mate Okros & 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.
54 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Episode 27: The Art of Stoyan
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.
55 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Episode 26: Anguillian Atittude
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.
52 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Episode 25: Lost in Translation
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.
61 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
Episode 24: Foreign Cheese
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.
45 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Episode 23: Breaking Out
Second-year Myerscough guard Pedro Ellery joins the podcast to talk about how he adjusted to living away from home in Year 1, how he's taken on a leadership role this year and what he believes helps players rise within the Academy.
1 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Episode 22: Sweet Home Alabama
Myerscough Basketball coaching staff newcomer and Alabama native Joe Gurley joins the pod to talk about where his passion for sports developed, his early years as a coach, working with NCAA Division I student-athletes and what he now hopes to bring to the Academy.
34 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Episode 21: My Mental Health
SCO: The Podcast returns for season 2 and opens with Neal Hopkins hosting Louis Sullivan, who chats candidly about his struggles with mental health, hitting rock bottom and what gave him the confidence to seek help, and how he's now bringing awareness to the topic. You can support Louis' Movember cause here: https://uk.movember.com/mospace/14436477.
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