In episode 61 of the Hoopsfix Podcast, the BBL All-Time leading scorer and second most capped England/GB player ever, Peter Scantlebury MBE joins us to talk his career.
Scantlebury won 9 titles as a player in a 23 year career in the UK that saw him miss just a single league game due to injury, whilst representing his country 143 times.
He finished his BBL career all over the all-time leaderboards in various different statistical categories, having played for the likes of Bracknell, Sunderland, Thames Valley, London Towers, Newcastle Eagles and Sheffield Sharks before going into coaching with Sheffield where he won the Trophy and Play-Offs title.
Scantlebury was awarded an MBE in 2002 for services to basketball
In this 1 hour and 45 minute episode, hear from Pete on:
How he first got into playing basketball
The role Kevin Hibbs had on his early playing days and how it came full circle later in his career
Making the transition from national schools to national league
Getting on the end of the bench of the senior national league side Guildford as a 17 year old with Sam Stiller
The legendary runs at North London College where players honed their skills
His memories of the formation of the BBL and what changed
Balancing having a day job whilst playing basketball through a large portion of his career
Winning the WICB tournament
Individual accomplishments versus team success
Every stop at each BBL club through his career
Whether he has any regrets
The Bosman ruling and how it impacted the careers of British players
Playing for England Seniors
How Laszlo Nemeth changed the culture around the England National Team programme
His memories of Terrell Myers’ game winner at the buzzer to seal the league title for Sheffield
Making the transition from playing to coaching with the same team from one season to the next
Being called up as Head Coach of the 2006 Commonwealth Games squad
His memories of the Commonwealth Games squad, practices and games
Playing in the 1992 Olympic Qualifiers with Great Britain against numerous legends
His thoughts on the current state of play in the BBL
Favourite coach he has played under
The toughest player he has had to guard
What he wants his legacy to be
And much, much more!
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