We talk basketball in the British game and elsewhere on a regular basis with lively guests and in-depth conversation - hosted by Mark Woods
The Abby Lowe One
Durham Palatinates forward Abby Lowe joins the MVP Cast.
She tells Mark Woods about growing up in France and a journey that's led her from Britain to the USA and to parts in between. She describes the mental health issues that came from an unhappy collegiate spell, re-discovering her love for basketball in the WBBL, her 3x3 experiences and those with GB, and the reasons behind her switch from Newcastle Eagles. More at mvp247.com
The Joe Hart One
Plymouth City Patriots guard Joe Hart joins the MVP Cast.
He talks to Mark Woods about his famous namesake, his international basketball days, the twists and turns of building a career in Europe after passing up US colleges, and how he is planning to bed down in the BBL. More at mvp247.com
The Shane Walker One
Bristol Flyers centre Shane Walker joins the MVP Cast.
He tells about his first forays into coaching, how it fits into his drive to gives kids positive role models and a sense of well-being - and why he's bought land in Ghana as part of a long-term project there.
We discuss the joy and pain of trying to make it big in the USA, playing with Kevin Durant and against other NBAers, the magical formulas that separate good BBL teams from the not, and what impact 777's investment into the British Basketball League might have. More at MVP247.com.
The Lauren Milligan One
Oaklands Wolves player-coach Lauren Milligan joins the MVP Cast.
She tells Mark Woods about becoming the youngest playcaller in the Women's British Basketball League and nurturing wins with developing young talent at Oaklands Basketball Academy on and off the court. We explore her route through the sport, the mentors who have helped her, her ambitions for the future - and food. More at MVP247.com.
The Tayo Ogedengbe One
Surrey Scorchers forward Tayo Ogedengbe joins the MVP Cast.
He tells Mark Woods about honest conversations about racism with his three young sons and how the BBL's Players Voice initiative has a role to play in addressing issues. We chat about the concept of a players union and how the British Basketball League might develop, his own pathway in the UK and abroad, his side gig in modelling and how he was shaped by a spell in his teens when he was left homeless. More at MVP247.com
The Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye One
Great Britain guard Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye joins the MVP Cast.
He tells Mark Woods about being a child of London, and of France, and the cross-capital switches that took him to Bristol, then college, and then the pros. We talk about social media in the world of basketball, dealing with injuries, and GB's forthcoming FIBA World Cup qualifiers against Greece and Turkey. More at MVP247.com.
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