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Sam Vecenie, a Senior NBA Writer at The Athletic, talks all about basketball. From the NBA, to the NBA Draft, to college hoops and even some high school, Vecenie is has you covered in this show. And some thoughts on movies, too.

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Sam Vecenie, a Senior NBA Writer at The Athletic, talks all about basketball. From the NBA, to the NBA Draft, to college hoops and even some high school, Vecenie is has you covered in this show. And some thoughts on movies, too.

    The top 2021 NBA Draft Prospects, and their biggest concerns heading into March

    The top 2021 NBA Draft Prospects, and their biggest concerns heading into March

    Matt Pennie joins the show to break down the weaknesses of the top draft prospects as their collegiate seasons wind down
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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Western Conference All-Star Picks w/ Dieter Kurtenbach

    Western Conference All-Star Picks w/ Dieter Kurtenbach

    A deep dive into the Western Conference All-Star picks with legend of the podcast Dieter Kurtenbach. We break down all of the incredible players up for selection in the Western Conference, and agonize over tough decisions about who to put on and who to leave off.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Eastern Conference All-Star Picks w/ Dieter Kurtenbach

    Eastern Conference All-Star Picks w/ Dieter Kurtenbach

    A deep dive into the Eastern Conference All-Star picks with legend of the podcast Dieter Kurtenbach. We break down all of the incredible players up for selection in the Eastern Conference, and agonize over tough decisions about who to put on and who to leave off.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Jalen Johnson Media Wars and his draft stock; Sharife Cooper and Ignite Update

    The Jalen Johnson Media Wars and his draft stock; Sharife Cooper and Ignite Update

    Matt Pennie joins to discuss Jalen Johnson opting out, some thoughts on Sharife Cooper, and an update on our four G League Ignite Prospects
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Kuminga, Green, Nix, Todd debut in the G League; Springer/Johnson Breakout

    Kuminga, Green, Nix, Todd debut in the G League; Springer/Johnson Breakout

    Matt Pennie joins to break down the G League Ignite season starter, plus some thoughts on Tennessee's Keon Johnson and Jaden Springer
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    • 52 min
    Luka Garza NBA Prospects? Tennessee Basketball and Prospects; Gonzaga or Baylor?

    Luka Garza NBA Prospects? Tennessee Basketball and Prospects; Gonzaga or Baylor?

    Matt Pennie is here to talk about if Tennessee is getting the best from its prospects, what Luka Garza's NBA prospects look like, and if Gonzaga or Baylor is the better basketball team
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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
514 Ratings

514 Ratings

Gobbly Dragon ,

Excellent Analysis - Good Listen

Straight up best basketball podcaster Sam V adds Matt Pennie for an informative, entertaining and no holds barred conversation on CBB talent and prospects. Hey GTP followers let’s get Matt some more followers.

Evil Counselor ,

Thank you

Hey Sam,

On your last podcast, you and Pennie were bemoaning the general negativity of comment sections, so I thought I’d share a little bit of the positive impact your podcast has had on my life.

I’m an immunology researcher who often spends long hours in the lab, especially since the start of COVID. Your podcast has been one of the things keeping me sane while I do the sometimes exhausting work of vaccine science. I enjoy the thoughtful analysis, thorough breakdowns, and light-hearted conversation you and your guests provide; it makes an empty, socially distanced laboratory much warmer during the middle of a pandemic. I especially appreciate you dropping the new episodes on your weird Australia time: seeing new content after midnight in the US gives me a boost to keep doing an experiment when I’d rather be in bed.

Unspoken gratitude is tremendously wasteful, so I wanted you to know the joy your work can bring to me and likely to thousands of others. Keep up the great work on your podcasts and articles!

Cheers,
Sebastian
President, Matt Pennie FanBoy Club

Brando Grave ,

it's a good one but...

it's the weirdest cumtown ripoff i've ever listened to

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