We’ve got another member of the Eurobasket 2017 qualifying GB squad this week, as lefty guard Ben Mockford joined us for a little over an hour to discuss his hoops career to date.
Hailing from the South East Coast, and now playing in Spain for Palma in LEB Gold, Mockford tuned in over Skype (there are some connection issues just over an hour in – bear with it!) and spoke about everything basketball, including:
How he first started playing basketball at such a young age
His thoughts on GB’s recent campaign
The ridiculous 60+ point games he was having as a junior and why he doesn’t think he was the best teammate
How he ended up attending Oak Hill Academy, one of the top basketball high schools in the US
The differences in mentality noticed with American players and British players
What it was like to be teammates with now-New-York-Knicks guard Brandon Jennings in High School
The recruiting process, and what it was like on his official visits
The highlight/most memorable moment of his college career
Why he transferred from Iona to St Francis (NY)
The crazy thing that happened in his final college game that he won’t ever forget
The transition to the pros
His stint in the BBL with Plymouth Raiders
The belief he has in himself and his ability
Why he switched agents
The differences between American and European basketball and which style he prefers
His hopes for this season in Spain
And much, much more!
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