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Brian Rauf, Connor Hope, and Riley Davis bring you college basketball discussions with some of the brightest rising stars in the media game.

The Heat Check Hangout Brian

    • Sports
    • 4.6 • 11 Ratings

Brian Rauf, Connor Hope, and Riley Davis bring you college basketball discussions with some of the brightest rising stars in the media game.

    The Hangout Episode 2: Talking Recruiting with Jamie Shaw (On3)

    The Hangout Episode 2: Talking Recruiting with Jamie Shaw (On3)

    Brian Hope and Connor Rauf are joined by On3's Jamie Shaw to discuss Michigan State's recruiting resurgence, the GG Jackson saga, underrated freshman, and the programs with the most recruiting momentum.

    Follow Jamie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JamieShaw5
    Read his work at On3: https://www.on3.com/category/basketball-recruiting/news/

    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHangoutCBB
    Connor Hope: https://twitter.com/HoopsHopeCBB
    Brian Rauf: https://twitter.com/brauf33
    Riley Davis: https://twitter.com/Riley_Davis3

    The Heat Check CBB Socials
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    • 1 hr
    The Hangout Episode 1: The Rebrand

    The Hangout Episode 1: The Rebrand

    Brian Hope and Connor Rauf discuss The Hangout rebrand, Kentucky vs Gonzaga, what teams are overrated or underrated heading into the season, and whether Maui is the best non-conference MTE ever.

    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheHangoutCBB
    Connor Hope: https://twitter.com/HoopsHopeCBB
    Brian Rauf: https://twitter.com/brauf33
    Riley Davis: https://twitter.com/Riley_Davis3

    The Heat Check CBB Socials
    Website: https://heatcheckcbb.com/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeatCheckCBB
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heatcheckcbb/

    • 1 hr 19 min
    2022 NBA Draft: Breakdown of top prospects, players to watch, more

    2022 NBA Draft: Breakdown of top prospects, players to watch, more

    Hope & Rauf presented by Heat Check CBB: Connor and Brian are joined by Greg Waddell of Field of 68 and Sleepers Media to preview the 2022 NBA Draft.

    The trio start by breaking down the consensus top three prospects and whether they would take Jabari Smith, Chet Holmgren, or Paolo Banchero with the top overall pick. The conversation then shifts to the second tier of prospects and why all three are down on Jaden Ivey.

    Finally, they dive into some late-round prospects that intrigue them and which prospects could end up being the biggest steals of the draft.

    Find out all that and more in the latest episode of Hope & Rauf presented by Heat Check CBB!

    • 58 min
    Breaking down preseason's top teams with Jeff Goodman

    Breaking down preseason's top teams with Jeff Goodman

    Hope & Rauf presented by Heat Check CBB: Connor and Brian are joined by Jeff Goodman of Stadium and The Field of 68 to discuss the top college basketball teams in the country going into the 2022-23 season.

    Gonzaga, Houston, and North Carolina seem to be the consensus top three at the moment. Who should be #1, and what has to happen for each to live up to expectations? Then the trio discuss teams outside that top tier who are the most equipped to break into that group.

    Finally, Connor and Brian break down the entire HeatCheckCBB Way-too-early top 25, including a look at why San Diego State may actually be underrated at #15.

    Find out where your team ranks on the latest episode of Hope & Rauf presented by Heat Check CBB!

    • 59 min
    Kendric Davis to Memphis, Jay Wright retires, latest offseason storylines

    Kendric Davis to Memphis, Jay Wright retires, latest offseason storylines

    Hope & Rauf presented by Heat Check CBB: Connor and Brian are back to discuss the latest storylines in what has been a busy college basketball offseason.

    The duo start by breaking down SMU transfer Kendric Davis' commitment to Memphis. He was the top transfer available - what will be bring to Memphis, and what does it mean for the Tigers next season?

    Then the two discuss Jay Wright's legacy and what it means for the Villanova program moving forward before diving into the most notable NBA Draft and transfer decisions.

    Hear what Connor and Brian have to say on all this and more in the latest episode of Hope & Rauf presented by Heat Check CBB!

    • 48 min
    2022 NCAA Basketball offseason preview, Darrion Trammell Interview

    2022 NCAA Basketball offseason preview, Darrion Trammell Interview

    Hope & Rauf presented by Heat Check CBB: Connor and Brian are back to recap the Final Four and preview the upcoming NCAA Basketball offseason.

    What was the vibe like in New Orleans? The duo gives their lasting impression from the Final Four before discussing where this Kansas team ranks all time and how this title impacts Bill Self's legacy.

    Then Connor and Brian dive into the offseason, breaking down the latest coaching hires and the top players available in the transfer portal. They are then joined by new San Diego State point guard Darrion Trammell, who transferred to the Aztecs after spending the last two seasons with Seattle.

    All this and more in the latest episode of Hope & Rauf presented by Heat Check CBB!

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

TheSportsJD ,

Big Ten Preview

Good breakdown of the Big Ten as I was using the podcast to get a feel for the teams competing in the Gavitt Games. The Mike Woodson take down by Brian was pretty good.

Katebaiker ,

Clueless

The fact that these guys talk about a sport that they really don’t understand is kind of embarrassing. I wouldn’t waste your time listening to this podcast. It’s for out trash. The hosts should maybe consider taking up soccer since they don’t understand hoops.

MikeYoungforPresident ,

Good listen

Came to talk here then talk about my Hokies and was pleased with the content. Great listen!

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