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Episode #25: Dan Mavraides, Qualifying for Tokyo Olympics 2020 FIBA 3x3 Hoops

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Episode #25: Dan Mavraides, Qualifying for Tokyo Olympics 2020 FIBA 3x3 Hoops

Dan Mavraides is a top-ranked FIBA 3x3 professional basketball player and a 2020 Olympic hopeful. Prior to playing 3x3 professionally, he played in the top 5x5 leagues in Greece and Italy. He graduated from Princeton University in 2011 where he was the two-time team MVP and let the Tigers to an Ivy League Championship and NCAA tournament birth.

But for all of Dan’s success, which is tremendous, the most impressive part of his story is that he is a self-professed “late bloomer” and what gifts that gave him. It has taught him to be curious, become resilient and be grateful for every opportunity. He says he has probably more than compassion for others because his path wasn’t a straight line and the insight that he’s gained has helped him, now at the age of 30 continue to pursue his hoops dreams, one more time.

Dan’s personality is infectious. He’s also a motivational speaker, so anyone looking for inspiration for high school or college kids, he is outstanding at sharing his story and how never giving up is the key to success.

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Episode #16: HS Coach Jamal Adams, Two time CIF Basketball Coach of the Year

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Episode #16: HS Coach Jamal Adams, Two time CIF Basketball Coach of the Year

Jamal Adams has twice been named CIF Division Coach of the Year, as well as being awarded the prestigious National Double Goal Coach of the Year, given by the Positive Coaching Alliance in 2009.  Over the last 12 years as the Loyola HS Head Basketball Coach, the Cubs have won 7 league titles, have been ranked in the top 25 nationally four times, earned five state tournament berths and one CIF Southern Section Title.

With the basketball season rapidly approaching, we spoke today about getting prepared for try-outs for the high school season, tips for successfully making the transition from middle school to high school and what he looks for in his players both on and off the court. 

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Episode #5: Joe Abunassar: Impact Bball Founder: From Bobby Knight's manager to training NBA legends

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Episode #5: Joe Abunassar: Impact Bball Founder: From Bobby Knight's manager to training NBA legends

This week Kirsten speaks with the founder of Impact Bball, Joe Abunassar. His passion is helping teens and pro basketball athletes reach peak performance. As an Ironman competitor himself, he understands what it takes to perform at the highest level: nutritionally, mentally and physically. Joe talks about the craziness of youth sports and what to do to healthfully support your teen in their sports journey.

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