Matthew Bryan-Amaning – MBA Live – Hoopsfix Podcast #18

In Episode 18 of the Hoopsfix Podcast we sit down with GB forward Matthew Bryan-Amaning, who is currently playing for Rizing Fukuoka in Japan’s B League D3.

The 6’9″ athletic forward has been one of the UK’s leading performers overseas since graduating from Washington in 2011, winning multiple Championships as a pro (Argentina in 2016, Mexico 2015) and last playing for Great Britain Senior Men in the 2014 Eurobasket qualifying games against Iceland & Bosnia & Herzegovina.

In this wide-ranging 90 minute conversation, hear from MBA on topics such as:

  • How he is finding Japan so far
  • How he first started playing and the influence his older brother had
  • His relationship with Justin Robinson growing up
  • The impact streetball.co.uk had on his career in the early days
  • His early experiences with the National Team and playing with Dan Clark
  • How his relationship with GB has struggled at times, not being on the same page
  • How his move to the US to powerhouse South Kent School first came about
  • His impressive senior year at South Kent and being nationally ranked
  • His love for the game and how it helped with the transition to the US
  • The recruiting process and which other schools were showing interest
  • The best memories he has from college at University of Washington
  • The power of being an alumni in the US and how he stays in touch
  • The best dunk of his career
  • How going undrafted was one of the worst nights of his life
  • Why he thinks the NBA lockout hurt his chances of making the league
  • And much, much more!

As always, I’d love to get your feedback, come back after you’ve listened and lets get some discussion going in the comments.

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