Tag: The Upside

Georges Niang had just finished warm-ups with the rest of this Utah Jazz teammates last Wednesday, March 11th when officials ran onto the floor at Oklahoma City to stop the game before the opening tip. The next 24-hours essentially shut...
The Upside podcast looks at Dayton sophomore sensation Obi Toppin, who is poised to help his Flyers make a deep run in this year's NCAA Tournament. He's also projected as a potential National Player of the Year and future NBA lottery pick. Toppin's growth on the hardwood has been far from an overnight success.
The basketball world and beyond was rocked last week by the loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and seven others in a tragic helicopter accident. One person who got unique access to Kobe Bryant and a look at his...
Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson came into the new year leading the NBA in both true shooting percentage and effective field goal percentage. Robinson is a New England native who was just 5-foot-7 as a high school freshman but has since grown over a foot.
Pittsburgh head coach Jeff Capel just finished his first season at the helm of the Panther program, reflects upon the last twelve months, while also looking back at his time as the associate head coach at Duke in order...
 Jordan Brenner has covered the NBA and college basketball for over a decade at places including ESPN, Bleacher Report, and the Athletic. He also founded a site called Giant Killers back in 2006 which accurately projected George Mason's Cinderella...
Hot off of his victory in the MAAC tournament, Iona Gaels head coach Tim Cluess joins Adam Finkelstein for this special podcast. Coach Cluess will tell us about the importance of conditioning and how that pays off in tournament...
He's served as an Assistant Coach under Mike Krzyzewski at Duke before coaching at Michigan and Seton Hall. Now the head basketball coach at Harvard, Tommy Amaker joins Adam to talk branding, basketball, bonding in the Ivy culture and...
Last year when they were freshly committed to Ed Cooley's Providence College Friars, both David Duke and A.J. Reeves were our first guests on this Podcast. Now after 5 games with the program, both Freshman standouts are living up to...
Dean Oliver is considered by many to be the Godfather of Advanced Basketball Analytics. The author of the groundbreaking book "Basketball on Paper", Oliver was the first statistical analyst in the NBA. He has worked in the front office...
Ileri Ayo-Faleye

New Commit Ileri Ayo-Faleye Will Provide Insurance For The Rams Future

The University of Rhode Island completed their 2020 recruiting class over the weekend with a commitment from Ileri Ayo-Faleye, who graduated from Pennsylvania's Cedar...
A.J. Kizekai playing Bucknell

A Lifetime Of Ambition and Success Brings A.J. Kizekai Home To...

The same drive that fueled A.J. Kizekai as a former competitive athlete has powered him to his athletic career's next phase. The former St. Raphael...
Jameson Richardson

Small School Star Returns To Play In OBCA All-Star Game

When Jameson Richardson agreed to return to the Sooner State last week to participate in the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Association all-star game, the former...