Kieron Achara - Scotland's Rock - Hoopsfix Podcast Ep. 14 -

Kieron Achara – Scotland’s Rock – Hoopsfix Podcast Ep. 14

In the latest episode of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we have the third member of the London 2012 Olympic GB squad to take to the airwaves, as we sat down with Scotland’s finest, Kieron Achara.

Achara continues to be a loyal GB player, suiting up this season for Glasgow Rocks in the BBL following signing a two year deal last summer, along with taking on a club development role with Basketball Scotland.

We spoke about a lot, but had so much more that we didn’t even touch upon that we’ll be organising a follow up episode in the coming weeks.

In this hour conversation, hear from Kieron on:

  • How he first started playing basketball in Stirling, Scotland
  • His relatively unknown short stint in Spain where he was offered a pro contract at 17 years old
  • The transitions from Scotland, to Spain, to Middlesbrough, to the USA
  • His ‘Welcome to America’ moment
  • What he feels young Scottish players are missing
  • His college career at Duquesne
  • How he first received a call up from GB and what his first camp was like in Florida
  • The Chicago Bulls Summer League experience that never quite was
  • Where he feels GB got it wrong with London 2012 legacy
  • The progress that Basketball Scotland has made in the last few years
  • Whether or not he will be suiting up for GB this summer
  • 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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