Bouncing back from missing out on the London 2012 Olympics - With Ogo Adegboye - Ep. 52 - Hoopsfix.com

Bouncing back from missing out on the London 2012 Olympics – With Ogo Adegboye – Ep. 52

For Episode 52 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, we sit down with Great Britain guard and esteemed pro, Ogo Adegboye.

Originally from the Brixton Topcats programme under the legendary Jimmy Rogers, Adegboye carved out a successful near-decade long career for himself in the pros, whilst becoming GB’s starting point guard in the run up the London 2012 Olympics.

In this hour episode, hear from Ogo on:

  • How he first got into playing basketball
  • Joining the Brixton Topcats programme and community
  • Coming up with the likes of Justin Robinson, Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Eric Boateng
  • Getting to the US and his awful first experience at Laurenburg Institute
  • Joining Findlay Prep and being a part of their first ever basketball program
  • How his first NCAA Division 1 look fell through at the last minute and he ended up having to find a school within a week
  • JUCO, attending Lamar Community College and leading them to their first ever national tournament appearance
  • Signing Division 1 and why he wanted to go to St Bonaventures
  • Turning pro and having regrets about the agent he first signed with
  • His first professional job in Cyprus
  • The Great Britain Senior Men’s programme and playing under Chris Finch
  • Finding out he was the last cut of the London 2012 Olympic team
  • His relationship with the national team programme
  • And much, much more!

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