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Every great athlete started with a dream. The Started With A Dream Podcast interviews athletes and the community that supports to share their journey and stories. Unlike most sports podcast this interview series with Jacolby Gilliam isn’t about how big an athlete’s name is but about their journey.



Like most athletes, Jacolby had this big dream growing up about being a Division-I college athlete. Somehow he made that happen. However, it wasn’t the exciting big signing day type story, but the tear his ACL his senior year of high school, let me try to walk-on at my dream University type of story. A lot of other stuff along the way.



His story doesn’t make him special, but it’s his journey. A journey that he thought he was alone on because of the stigma that athletes are supposed to be strong and not show weakness.  He started 9INE POINT with the aspirations to spark a new platform for current and the next generation of athletes.



Basically, something he wishes he had growing up. Society always highlights the glamorous lifestyle of being an athlete but avoids talking about the ups and downs that come as well like the anxiety or depression after a bad injury.



So why this podcast? Because it is a place for YOU to hear stories, tips, and advice from athletes from around the world just being real. While also featuring insight from the community that supports them, coaches, nutritionists, and therapists.



Some of these athletes and supporters are very well known. Some are not known at all and that’s the cool part! 9INE POINT and The Started With A Dream Podcast is the first platform giving a voice to all athletes regardless of "popularity" and the athletic community that supports them. What dream YOU may have, the ups and downs YOU are going through as an athlete, we want to make sure YOU never feel like you’re going through it alone.

The Started With A Dream Podcast w/ Jacolby Gilliam 9INE POINT Media

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    • 5.0, 20 Ratings

Every great athlete started with a dream. The Started With A Dream Podcast interviews athletes and the community that supports to share their journey and stories. Unlike most sports podcast this interview series with Jacolby Gilliam isn’t about how big an athlete’s name is but about their journey.



Like most athletes, Jacolby had this big dream growing up about being a Division-I college athlete. Somehow he made that happen. However, it wasn’t the exciting big signing day type story, but the tear his ACL his senior year of high school, let me try to walk-on at my dream University type of story. A lot of other stuff along the way.



His story doesn’t make him special, but it’s his journey. A journey that he thought he was alone on because of the stigma that athletes are supposed to be strong and not show weakness.  He started 9INE POINT with the aspirations to spark a new platform for current and the next generation of athletes.



Basically, something he wishes he had growing up. Society always highlights the glamorous lifestyle of being an athlete but avoids talking about the ups and downs that come as well like the anxiety or depression after a bad injury.



So why this podcast? Because it is a place for YOU to hear stories, tips, and advice from athletes from around the world just being real. While also featuring insight from the community that supports them, coaches, nutritionists, and therapists.



Some of these athletes and supporters are very well known. Some are not known at all and that’s the cool part! 9INE POINT and The Started With A Dream Podcast is the first platform giving a voice to all athletes regardless of "popularity" and the athletic community that supports them. What dream YOU may have, the ups and downs YOU are going through as an athlete, we want to make sure YOU never feel like you’re going through it alone.

    Ep. 92 Kill The Kritics with Marlain Veal

    Ep. 92 Kill The Kritics with Marlain Veal

    In episode 92 of The 9INE POINT Started With A Dream Podcast, Jacolby Gilliam talks with Marlain Veal about his athletic journey. A journey he would call “Kill The Kritics.” Being 5’9 Marlain was often questioned if he could play the game against guys that were taller. He used that as motivation to show that he could hold his own and excel among the doubters. He went on to win numerous of awards before heading to college.







    In college Marlain Veal learned how to complete his basketball game by learning how to complement his athletic ability. Now after just completing his rookie season overseas in Turkey Marlain this new chapter of Marlain’s journey is just getting started.



















    Connect with Marlain Veal to learn more about his journey.







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    • 29 min
    Ep. 91 LaceDarius Dunn – Put The City On The Map

    Ep. 91 LaceDarius Dunn – Put The City On The Map

    In episode 91 of The 9INE POINT Started With A Dream Podcast, Jacolby Gilliam talks with LaceDarius Dunn about his athletic journey. Raised in Monroe, Louisiana Lace has always had a gift when it came to the game of basketball. The game of basketball gave LaceDarius and opportunity to explore outside his community and travel across the US. to some of the top basketball camps in the nation. Competing against guys like OJ Mayo and Derrick Rose.







    Later choosing to attend The University of Baylor where he graduated in 4 years, became the Big 12 leading scorer and was apart of a special group that helped change the culture Baylor basketball. LaceDarius is now competing professional overseas putting his city Monroe, Louisiana on the map and show kids in his hometown they can achieve this too.















    Connect with LaceDarius Dunn to learn more about his journey.











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    • 29 min
    Ep. 90 Marley Holmes – Layers and Levels: The Athlete and Beyond

    Ep. 90 Marley Holmes – Layers and Levels: The Athlete and Beyond

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    In episode 90 of The 9INE POINT Started With A Dream Podcast, Jacolby Gilliam talks with Marley Holmes about her athletic journey and her work with The BFCA Experience. Marley Holmes’s journey as student-athlete in junior college in Kansas and transferring to an HBCU in Florida inspired her work today. Her passion grows in helping athletes find their identity outside of just sports, social topics and social justice issues.















    Connect with Marley Holmes bfca to learn more about her journey and The BFCA Experience at the following links below.







    Marley’s Instagram @the_bfca_experienceMarley’s Twitter @FutureDrHolmesMarley’s Youtube











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    • 33 min
    Ep. 89 Working in Unison with Justin Ricks Pro Basketball Agent & Manager

    Ep. 89 Working in Unison with Justin Ricks Pro Basketball Agent & Manager

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    In episode 89 of The 9INE POINT Started With A Dream Podcast, Jacolby Gilliam talks with Unison Sports & Entertainment Founder and pro agent/manager Justin Ricks about his journey from Monroe, LA to being and pro agent overseas working countries like Turkey.















    Connect with Justin Ricks to learn more about his journey and Unison Sports & Entertainment at the following links below.







    Justin’s Instagram @unisonsportsent











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    First time listening to the 9INE POINT Started With A Dream Podcast? Check out episode 1 where Jacolby Gilliam, CEO & Publisher of 9INE POINT Mag talks about the vision and journey we at 9INE POINT want you to be a part of. Check it out here. Be sure to subscribe to be first to hear the next episode.

    • 33 min
    Ep. 88 Batouly Camara – Awakening in purpose

    Ep. 88 Batouly Camara – Awakening in purpose

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    In episode 87 of The 9INE POINT Started With A Dream Podcast, Jacolby Gilliam talks with W.A.K.E founder, Author and UCONN student-athlete Batouly Camera about her journey.















    Connect with Batouly Camera and learn more about his journey at the following links below.







    Tooly’s Instagram @toolyyy Tooly’s Twitter @BatoulyCamara











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    First time listening to the 9INE POINT Started With A Dream Podcast? Check out episode 1 where Jacolby Gilliam, CEO & Publisher of 9INE POINT Mag talks about the vision and journey we at 9INE POINT want you to be a part of. Check it out here. Be sure to subscribe to be first to hear the next episode.

    • 36 min
    Ep. 87 Henry Weir – Developing the mindset for the climb

    Ep. 87 Henry Weir – Developing the mindset for the climb

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    In episode 87 of The 9INE POINT Started With A Dream Podcast, Jacolby Gilliam talks with Great Britain Olympian and England national team field hockey player Henry Weir about his journey.















    Connect with Henry Weir and learn more about his journey at the following links below.







    Henry’s Instagram @henryweir_ Henry’s Twitter @HENRYweir











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    First time listening to the 9INE POINT Started With A Dream Podcast? Check out episode 1 where Jacolby Gilliam, CEO & Publisher of 9INE POINT Mag talks about the vision and journey we at 9INE POINT want you to be a part of. Check it out here. Be sure to subscribe to be first to hear the next episode.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Jordan gross ,

The Journey is Greater Than the Reward!

This podcast is so awesome because it is so real and honest! The host, who has an incredible background and story of his own, has on these high performers and elite and world class athletes, and he has them talk candidly about the trials and tribulations of their journeys. Such a useful way to learn through storytelling!

Ian Warner ,

Podcast gives all athletes hope

Jacolby is an amazing story teller and gets you charged up to succeed as an athlete and move into entrepreneurship later.

Samdamonsta ,

Great listens

These are dope podcasts! Jacolby works hard to avoid run of the mill questions, interesting perspective from the athletes!

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