Monthly Archives: December 2015
I get a lot of questions about how to prep for a basketball game at Georgia Tech. I tell those who inquire, I prepare for Georgia Tech the same way I would if it were Kennesaw State, West Georgia, or some high school game. Preparing for the game has got to be a large part of your dedication as a broadcaster. I believe you will find your own niche when preparing for a broadcast, and I have adjusted my prep over the years. Generally, it has become more time consuming, not less. I want to know as much as I can about the teams/players/ coaches for both teams. Even though it is likely I will not use a lot of the information I gather in preparing, it allows me to develop a better understanding of the teams. At the NCAA D-1 level, there are a ton of resources including the game notes provided by the universities. Also Blue-Ribbon Yearbook, NCAA.com, KENPOM.com, WARRENNOLAN.com, and a hundred others. I use these resources and others to generate a “hot sheet” to have in front of me for the game. Attached is my latest version for Duquesne vs Georgia Tech on Tuesday 12/29 at McCamish Pavilion.
My adventure in broadcasting continues to expand as I have added Georgia Tech men’s basketball to my resume. What a thrilling opportunity to sit court side for Yellow Jacket squad that plays in the prestigious ACC. I jumped at the opportunity to work the non-conference games on ESPN3 from Hank McCamish Pavilion. The first game was versus ETSU and it was a great battle. Georgia Tech never could get separation and then this happened…
It was a great game to break into the season with Georgia Tech. Working with the crew at GT is such an amazing experience. I feel quite blessed!