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Exploring the history of Mercer Island boys basketball through conversations with former players, coaches, opponents and more.

The 'Be Early' Podcas‪t‬ Gavin Cree

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Exploring the history of Mercer Island boys basketball through conversations with former players, coaches, opponents and more.

    Episode 4: Terik Brown, MIHS Basketball Career Scoring Leader, University of Oregon

    Episode 4: Terik Brown, MIHS Basketball Career Scoring Leader, University of Oregon

    Terik is a 1995 graduate of Mercer Island High School and the all-time leading scorer in school history.  A state champion in 1993 as a sophomore as well, Terik graduated with many school records and top 10 statistical finishes.  After his illustrious career as an Islander, Terik moved on to the University of Oregon where he had a tremendous 4-year career, finishing in the top-10 at the time for 3-pointers in the Pac-10 conference.  Terik signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA in 1999, before moving on from basketball to pursue other opportunities.  In this conversation, Terik speaks candidly about the work ethic and values that paved the way for his success, his childhood growing up in a basketball family and the various teammates, coaches, opponents, and role models he had along the way.  Terik has some wonderful words of wisdom for young, aspiring players -- a must listen!  Please subscribe to the podcast and share!

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 3: Steve Hawes, MIHS Basketball Legend, 10 Year NBA Career

    Episode 3: Steve Hawes, MIHS Basketball Legend, 10 Year NBA Career

    Steve is a 1968 graduate of Mercer Island High School and one of the greatest players in program history.  Steve talks about Coach Pepple's arrival on MI in 1967, his immediate impact on the team and taking part in the building of a true 'program'.  Steve recounts his unlikely, last minute commitment to the UW and his wonderful experience as a Husky.  With a 14 year professional career in the NBA and Italy, Steve recalls memorable opponents he competed against such as Kareem Abdul-Jabaar, Bill Walton, Artis Gilmore, Nate Thurmond and Bill Bradley.  Steve remembers fondly the number of hall of fame coaches he learned from in the pros, including Hubie Brown and Lenny Wilkens among others.  Steve even shouts out some of his former MIHS '68 teammates!  Please subscribe to the podcast and share!  



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    • 51 min
    Episode 2: Matt Logie, Point Loma Nazarene University Head Coach

    Episode 2: Matt Logie, Point Loma Nazarene University Head Coach

    Coach Logie is a Mercer Island basketball alum ('99), who played at Division 1 Lehigh University ('03) of the Patriot League.  Matt has had coaching stints as an assistant at Lehigh (PA) and Kent State (OH) along with head coaching experiences at Whitworth University (WA) and now Point Loma (CA).  Matt is the grandson of MI coaching legend Ed Pepple.  Matt and I discuss his upbringing around his grandfather and the MI program, in addition to his experiences as a player at Mercer Island and Lehigh.  Matt also shares his take on the various levels of college basketball he has coached at, along with some advice for aspiring young players.  Please subscribe to the podcast and share!



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    Cali by Wataboi https://soundcloud.com/wataboi​

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode 1: Welcome to The 'Be Early' Podcast

    Episode 1: Welcome to The 'Be Early' Podcast

    Welcome to the first episode of The “Be Early" Podcast with Coach Gavin Cree, where I explore the history of Mercer Island boys basketball through conversations with former players, coaches, opponents and more. In this episode, I introduce myself, my history with Mercer Island basketball and discuss my motivation for starting the podcast.  The episode finishes with a letter I wrote to Coach Ed Pepple last fall.  I hope you'll share the podcast with those connected to or interested in Mercer Island basketball.



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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

nick leclercq ,

From class of 65.

Great eulogy for Ed. Great interview with the Beave. But Beave, not enough credit to Kinne!

JJLanctot ,

Engaging conversations, and great hoops history

Basketball fans from Washington state (and beyond) will love the stories of the players and coaches who competed for, and against, coaching legend Ed Pepple.

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