Dribble N’ Dimes

Episode 27 - Marvin McCullough (Iona College MBB)

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Episode 28 - Karl, C-Nick & Pauli (The Nickerson Boys)
This trio's basketball roots can be traced back to the patriarch's days at Cardozo H.S. where he was the school's first ever basketball MVP and team captain. He's also been an integral part in the development of several NYC area basketball standouts such as NBA All Star Kemba Walker and former Villanova Wildcat Corey Fisher. His sons followed suit carving out respectable careers on the hardwood both as players for St. Raymond H.S. and all throughout the AAU circuit. They played with some of the fiercest kats of their era. Names like Andre Barrett, Kenny Satterfield, Ron and Daniel Artest to name a few. Karl Jr. (also known as C. Nick), was said to be one of Ron Artest's toughest opponents (by the man himself). Pauli, the consummate NY Point Guard, held his own and took full advantage of the opportunities the game has yielded him. On this episode we get into a dope conversation with our first basketball family. Coach Nick, C-Nick and Pauli... The Nickerson Boys! Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
June 12, 2019
Episode 27 - Marvin McCullough (Iona College MBB)
His family members were some of the baddest mother flowers balling throughout NYC in their day. His dad not only played professionally in the NBA, but was one half of the duo that started the Rucker Pro Tournament. This Harlemite attended All Hallows high school in the Bronx where he led them to back to back Catholic High School championship finals taking home the chip in their first appearance.  He proceeded to earn a college scholarship and play for Iona College where he became the first player in Iona history to record four straight 100+ assist seasons. While there he also earned three MAAC All-Academic Selections and graduated with an accounting degree. Today he's the head coach of the All Hallows Varsity basketball team, math teacher and active participant in his father, Bob McCullough's, Each One Teach One program. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes... Marvin McCullough Intro/Outro Credit: Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
June 5, 2019
Episode 26 - Talkin That Ish (feat. Los)
Being a hoops fan there's a lot of angst, love and war that is spewed! The boys are back to talk that wholesome basketball SHIT and debate things every basketball fiend is thinking about. The homie Los joins Digi and the Poet for another candid back and forth. Happy listening!
May 29, 2019
Episode 25 - Greg "Scott2Be" Scott
He's spent time working to improve our inner city community through his work in the social services. For over 25 years he has been a part of St. Raymond High School's administration mentoring, teaching, coaching and guiding the many students who have walked those halls.  As a student athlete at St. Raymond's he beasted! With his grit and leaping ability he excelled mightily racking up all sorts of rebounds and monstrous dunks. He chose to attend Fairfield University on an athletic scholarship, shutting down offers from programs such as Wake Forest and Tennessee. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we sit down with the current Chair of the Guidance Department and St. Raymond H.S. legend Mr. Gregory Scott. Intro/Outro Credit: Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
May 22, 2019
Episode 24 - Randy Williams (All Hallows H.S./Iona College)
He first hit the hardwood when he joined the St. Dominic middle school basketball team. He recalls coaches George Ramos and Larry Villar being the reasons why he fell in love with the game. Money was tight, so in order to afford his middle school uniform, coach Ramos would subsidize $5 from the cost of the uniform for every completed dunk. Needless to say he earned his uniform and finished his time at St. Dominic balling out! When it came time to choose a high school, he side stepped St. Rays to attend All Hallows where he dominated. Regretfully, in his junior season he passed up on committing early to a few D1 mid majors that later resulted in many of his scholarship offers drying up due to a serious foot injury. Thankfully, he was offered academic dollars to attend  Iona college. Once there he was able to walk onto the Iona Gaels men's team. That set the stage for him to live his dream of playing D1 basketball and ultimately graduating as an IT professional. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes hear the basketball story of Randy Williams. Intro/Outro Credit: Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
May 15, 2019
Episode 23 - Shane "The Dribble Machine" Woney (And1 Mixtape)
Raised in the Edenwald Projects of the Bronx this hoop star bounced around between the streets and basketball to earn his keep. At the Rucker he earned his moniker "The Dribble Machine" which paved the way for an opportunity to be one of the original members of the infamous And1 Mixtape Tour. Through the tour he was able to travel the world showing off his ball handling mastery while embarrassing the opposition. He was also able to Today he spends his time training and developing up and coming hoopers across the NYC. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we sit with the homie Shane "Dribble Machine" Woney. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
May 8, 2019
Episode 22 - The Block Boys (feat. Los)
On this episode your beloved hosts sit down with childhood friend and Dribble N' Dimes supporter Los to argue, debate and inevitably talk our shit on all things basketball.  YOU'RE WELCOME 😆 
April 24, 2019
Episode 21 - Howie Harrison
This brother has his Harlem swag on 100,000! He came up playing ball via the Gauchos program traveling all over the country. He left Harlem for boarding school in Massachusetts attending the Bement school and Williston Northampton School while both hooping and slaying the academics. A graduate of UMass Amherst he went on to earn several post graduate degrees and a slew of certifications. Today he's an assistant coach at Hostos Community College and serves as both the Supervisor of Phys Ed and Assistant Athletic Director for the city of Newburgh's school district. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we welcome Howie Harrison.
April 17, 2019
Episode 20 - Matt Augustin
Right off the 6 train in the Boogie Down is where this lockdown defender was raised. The son of St. Lucian parents, he was taught early to appreciate what he was given and to extract lessons from the adversity he faced. He grew up surrounded by basketball phenoms like Terrence Rencher and Carl Krauser and knew early that he would make a name for himself with that same rock. In high school he was regarded as the heart and soul of his team. Teammates nick named him Matt Lock for his tenacious D and never back down attitude. In 2001 he played an integral role in St. Raymond's championship run and impressed onlooking collegiate coaches enough to earn an athletic scholarship. Get comfy as we take you through the basketball journey of Matt Augustin on this episode of Dribble N' Dimes.
April 10, 2019
Episode 19 - G. Moody Returns
We're joined once again by Brooklyn's finest! G. Moody stops by to get into some real deal NYC hoops talk. We also get the update on his FIVE STAR podcast "This That & The Third" and so much more.  Get your hoops serving NOW with your homies from the Mecca of Basketball podcast!
April 3, 2019
Episode 18 - Jerry McCullough
This cat was around the game of basketball from an early age. The park was his home and where he got nice with his. You could find him hooping his tail off at the Gauchos gym and at Rice High School for coach Lou Demello. He was considered by his coaches and fans alike the example of what an inner-city basketball player is supposed to be about. In college he led the Big East in steals one season and is debated as one of the best guards to ever roam the hardwood at the University of Pittsburgh. Upon graduating he took his talents overseas playing professionally in France, Russia, Turkey, Italy and winning back to back chips in the Dominican Republic (while getting nice with his merengue and español). He's coached at both the High School and Collegiate ranks and today operates the City Legendz tournament with partner and Harlem Wizard Eric Jones to help elevate youth basketball in and around NY. Tune into this episode to hear the basketball journey of Jerry "Ice" McCullough.
March 27, 2019
Episode 17 - Ricardo Greer
Tragedy struck this young man's family at a tender age when his mother unexpectedly passed away. Thanks to his older sister taking on the motherly role plus with the help of his extended family he was able to persevere, hone his skills and flourish as a phenom on the basketball court. A current assistant coach for the Dayton Fyers men's basketball team, he went from Washington Heights, to the Univ. of Pittsburgh and overseas (winning a few championships along the way). Ricardo Greer now sits with Manny Digital and Emilio the Poet to tell us all about his journey on this episode of the Mecca of Tri-State area Hoops podcast! 
March 20, 2019
Episode 16 - Dana Dingle
When he wasn't break dance battling in building lobbies with his boys, this kid could be found roaming Parkchester playing the game of baseball. In the height of the crack era his parents decided to send him to a nearby Catholic high school to help shelter him from the crime and violence surrounding them. On his first day at St. Raymond H.S. he expected to try-out for the baseball team. However, he was a month late and was quickly directed toward basketball tryouts. From there fate, hard work and boundless dedication led him to become a city wide standout on a stacked St. Raymond squad. He then joined forces with Carmelo Travieso, Donta Bright, the Padilla brothers, Marcus Camby and hall of fame coach John Calipari to arrive at the NCAA Final Four with the UMass Minutemen. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we chop it up with the co-founder of the NY Lighting basketball program and hoops legend, Dana Dingle.
March 13, 2019
Episode 15 - Coach Jorgé Lopez (St. Raymond H.S. Varsity)
His passion for coaching awoke when a group of local Wash Heights kids needed a coach to enter a tournament and they asked him to commit. From that spark he made his way up the local coaching ranks which set him up for the opportunity to enter the family of St. Raymond. This season he recorded his 100th win at the helm as head coach of the Raven's. Varsity team. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we learn the basketball journey of Coach Jorgé Lopez.
March 6, 2019
Episode 14 - J.R. Gamble
Season 2 starts NOW! As a child this St. Albans native carried the nickname "stats" for his spongelike ability to memorize, calculate and dictate sports statistics at the drop of a dime. He parlayed this fascination with sports into a career as a sports columnist, writing for publications such as Newsday, The Undefeated and a host of radio, print and TV stations around the country. He even partnered with childhood friend Phife Dog from A Tribe Called Quest to produce a radio show called "Fanalyst" prior to the untimely death of the rap legend. He covered hoops throughout the city in the 90's, when NY basketball was on fire and ascended the sports writer ranks. Today he's the Deputy Editor and Senior Writer for theshadowleague.com. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we rap with sports writer J.R. Gamble.
February 27, 2019
Episode 13 - "Halftime" End of Season 1
It's unbelievable that Dribble N' Dimes was born just a few short months ago. After 12 episodes we're taking a small hiatus to retool and re-up! We thank you for your listenership and look forward to serving up some fly content soon.  In the meantime we ask you to give us your thoughts and suggestions via dribblendimes@gmail.com. Also... be sure to share an episode (or 12) to a few folks you think would appreciate what we've been cooking up. Peace.
January 2, 2019
Episode 12 - Absolutely x Dribble
On this episode of Dribble N’ Dimes we sit with White Plains Road Alumni Daybar Is Open to talk about basketball in India and a whole bunch of Millennial-istic debates.
December 26, 2018
Episode 11 - Peter Mulligan
He grew up 4 blocks away from Rice High School in Harlem, but chose St. Raymond because of the adventure it offered. Considered the consummate blue collar player, he used his full arsenal of skills and basketball IQ to adapt and play alongside a slew of top flight talent to help bring the state championship back to St. Rays. He attended the University of Maryland - Baltimore County then transferred back home to Manhattan College to finish up his years of eligibility and earn his degree. On this episode of Dribble N' Dimes we sit with the recipient of the 2000 Mr. New York Basketball award, brand new father and St. Rays Hall of Fame inductee... Mr. Peter Mulligan. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
December 19, 2018
Episode 10 - Rickey Rivers
As a teen the streets of Brownsville Brooklyn tempted him to head in the wrong direction. Luckily, he connected with the father of Brooklyn basketball, Mr. Gil Reynold's, which put him on the path toward All American honors as a player at Lamar College. From there he found his way into the division 1 program at Iona College. Faced with the responsibilities of fatherhood and being a collegiate student athlete, he persevered and was able to do well athletically, parent effectively and earn his degree from Iona. With his degree he went onto have a successful career in the financial services sector and stand up 2 non profit organizations. Through his Funsport programs he's had professional players like Kemba Walker, Isaiah Whitehead and Kyle Anderson hone their skills and compete against high caliber hoopers across the country. Rock with us as we sit down with CEO Rickey Rivers on this episode of Dribble N' Dimes. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
December 12, 2018
Episode 9 - Vohn Hunter
This Bronx native attended St. Raymond H.S. The son of former Harlem Globetrotter Bobby Hunter, he excelled mightily on the court and was regarded as a reliable bucket getter throughout his high school career. So much so that you can find his name among the short list of most prolific scorers in the 1,000 point club at St. Raymond. He impressed several collegiate programs, but committed to the University of Texas and coach Tom Penders. Eligibility challenges took him back east to play at Champlain Junior College and finally at the University of Delaware. He enjoyed his playing days and was happy to reconnect with us to recount his story on this episode of Dribble N' Dimes. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
December 5, 2018
Episode 8 - Felipe Lopez (a.k.a. Miguelito Jordan)
He arrived to the South Bronx not knowing the English language. He frequently walked past crack infested blocks to attend Rice High School. Through hard work and determination he learned the language and dominated the basketball landscape. He racked up every basketball award within reach all while repping hard for his beloved Dominican Republic. In his senior season he led the Rice Raiders to the city and state chips and took home the 1994 Gatorade National High School Basketball Player of the year award. He went on to attend St. Johns and played several seasons in the NBA. We're honored to chop it up with NYC legend, Felipe Lopez on this episode of Dribble N' Dimes.
November 28, 2018
Episode 7 - Coach Massaroni & R.J. Davis
Last season Archbishop Stepinac H.S. took home the NY CHSAA boys championship and then went on to Glen Falls to win the NY State Federation chip. Since his appointment as head coach in 2015, Patrick Massaroni and his staff have taken Stepinac basketball to new heights. Along with exemplary student athletes like R.J. Davis Stepinac is preparing to battle for another opportunity at NY basketball supremacy. Check out our conversation with Coach Massaroni and R.J. Davis in this episode. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
November 21, 2018
Episode 6 - Digi & The Poet (a.k.a. The Montilla Bros)
The hosts of Dribble N' Dimes crack open some whiskey and get into that good old NY basketball talk. They go through a series of random rants, drop a gang of names, and talk some Knickerbockers. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
November 14, 2018
Episode 5 - Mike "Da Mayor DP" Jones
He's known in Wash Heights as da Mayor. He's helped assemble a number of streetball legends who've put on the Dominican Power jersey and gone to war for Dominicans on the court. As the coach of DP he led the team to the 2006 Dyckman Tournament championship, a chip he's longing to take home again in the upcoming 30th season of the league. Here he is... Mike "Da Mayor" Jones on Dribble N' Dimes. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
November 7, 2018
Episode 4 - Nesta Felix
We sit down with former Iona College athlete and current women's head basketball coach of the Westchester Community College Vikings, Nesta Felix. We learn about her basketball journey, the New Flex Hoops program she runs and the numerous chips she's been a part of in the National Junior College Athletic Association. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
October 31, 2018
Episode 3 - Jaime Peterson
Manny Digital and Emilio the Poet talk basketball with former Pitt Panther, international pro hooper and Dominican descendant Jaime Peterson. We learn about what drove him to persevere through homelessness, earned him athletic scholarships to remarkable programs and set the stage for this gentle giant's basketball career in France, Italy, Spain and the Dominican Republic. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
October 24, 2018
Episode 2 - Gerald Moody a.k.a. G. Moneti
In this episode we sit down with the 3x podcast co-host of the year from the Michael Rapaport Podcast to hear his stories of World B. Free and how he fell in love with the game of basketball. He tells us about how he met and played with Queens legend Kenny Anderson and well known actor/comedian Michael Rapaport. Of course we debate top players in NY & NBA history and learn about his brand new podcast launching soon. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
October 17, 2018
Episode 1 (Part 2) - Darren "Mr. Q" Quinlan a.k.a. Buck
We continue with the final part of Mr. Q's story. He shares the challenges and opportunities that led to him hanging up his basketball kicks to focus on developing the youth of the Bronx. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
October 10, 2018
Episode 1 (Part 1) - Darren "Mr. Q" Quinlan a.k.a. Buck
We kick off the Dribble N' Dimes podcast with Long Island basketball standout and former St. Bonaventure Bonnie Darren "Mr. Q" Quinlan. Mr. Q walks us through his basketball journey and how he transitioned into becoming a vessel to help develop, empower and enlighten the youth of the Bronx via the Renaissance Youth Center. Along the way he shares classic encounters with legends like Pearl Washington, Scooter & Rodney McCray and explains some of the fundamental differences in how the game of basketball was played in the 80's. Enjoy part 1 of the Mr Q. interview. Mix & Mastering courtesy of DJ Trends (https://soundcloud.com/djtrends)
October 3, 2018
Episode 0 - We Got Next! (Intro)
Wondering what Dribble N' Dimes is about? Here's a quick primer. Be sure to follow us on @dribblendimes across Instagram, Twitter and Youtube.
September 6, 2018
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