Paul Rogers (Boomers Legend) and AJ Ogilvy (Illawarra Hawks) Podcast #76

Paul Rogers (Boomers Legend) and AJ Ogilvy (Illawarra Hawks) Podcast #76

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This episode we’ve got two of the best big men we’ve ever produced joining us on the aussiehoopla.com podcast.

 

Firstly we get to briefly talk to Illawarra’s AJ Ogilvy who provides some insight into what the Illawarra Hawks are focusing on in the lead up to the NBL playoffs and his thoughts on making the Australian Boomers squad for the upcoming FIBA world cup qualifiers.

 

AJ Ogilvy has proven that he is one of the premier big men in the world, whether playing for Sydney or Illawarra in the NBL or during his time playing abroad for Vanderbilt University (NCAA), Beşiktaş (Turkey), Valencia (Spain) Brose Baskets (Germany).

 

Dan goes on to talk about AJ’s time playing overseas and his experiences in the NBA training camps and Europe.

 

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Our second guest on the show is Australian Boomers legend Paul Rogers who had an impressive college career playing for Gonzaga before carving out an impressive career playing both in the NBL and overseas.

 

Dan believes that due to playing much of his career overseas that Paul doesn’t get as much respect as he deserves and goes through Paul’s basketball career, reliving some fantastic memories.

 

Topics they discuss include;

 

  • How Paul first started playing basketball
  • What it was like joining the Adelaide 36ers and learning the game under legends like Mark Bradtke and Brett Wheeler.
  • His memories of playing college basketball and competing against players like Steve Nash and Joe Smith
  • Stories from playing in college with Australian stars John Rillie and Axel Dench who were his college teammates.
  • His brief NBA stints with both LA Lakers and Toronto Raptors and why he didn’t have a more successful career in the NBA
  • Paul shares his thoguhts on playing in both Adelaide and Perth and discusses which city he preferred to play for.
  • He shares his opinion on the career of Brett Maher and what thought whilst watching he develop into the Adelaide 36ers legend he is today.
  • What it meant to him being selected to the 2000 and 2004 Olympic teams and how the were different.
  • His opinions on Phil Smyth being axed as the Boomers coach after Australia failed to qualify for the World Championships in 2002.

 

All this and a whole lot more, download on iTunes, TuneIn or Sticher today.

 

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