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Rocks On Podcast

Rocks On Podcast

By Grant Young
Podcasting all about the Glasgow Rocks and British Basketball.

Reviews and Interviews with current and past Rocks players as well as discussions on how the team are performing.
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Episode 17- Rocks take down the Phoenix

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Season Preview with Sean Skelly
that time of the pre season when we get the GM on the show.  Sean joins to talk about the expectation for the season ahead on court and all the off court breaking news we have seen this summer.  check it out 
September 22, 2022
Season Preview with Coach Murray
with the news breaking that Gareth Murray was going to concentrate solely on coaching for the forthcoming season, there was no better time to have Gareth on to briefly discuss his playing career before we swiftly built towards the new season: - We discuss what he has learnt about himself as a coach. - How he handles recruitment - His summer playing 3x3  - His squad depth and how he is hoping to play this season - How the competition is stacking up - finally the involvement of new owners to the club and what that can mean for basketball in Scotland
September 09, 2022
Rocks bring in experienced Utility Player Prince Onwas
The Glasgow Rocks complete their line up of Imports with the brilliant addition of Princeton Onwas.  The 28yr old utility player joins the Rocks on his 6th stop as a pro. Hear what he has to say on joining Glasgow.
August 12, 2022
D1 Ball Handler arrives from Buccaneers - David Sloan
David Sloan from East Tennessee State arrives to be the rocks starting Point Guard. The flashy point guard will lace up for the new season and is someone Rocks fans should be excited to watch. 
August 10, 2022
Jacksonville State Guard flies in - Darian Adams
Rocks fans are you ready? Hear from new rocks recruit Darian Adams and hear what he has to say and his excitment about joining the pro ranks with Glasgow.
August 05, 2022
Rocks head to the Pacific for Jeremiah
Rocks continue their recruitment charge building towards the new season with the addition of 6'6 forward Jeremiah Bailey.  Jeremiah joins the Rocks family on the back of 4 strong years of NCAA1 basketball at the Pacific Tigers. He will be looking to take his game to the next level as he signs his first pro deal with Glasgow. 
August 03, 2022
Rocks Special with Scoutory
Ever seen Rocks reshare a Scoutory tweet?  not been sure what they do or there involvement with the club and the sport?  Matt Haufer the main man behind it joins us on the show to discuss all thinks basketball and what his organisation does for teams. He also reveals his Rocks connection and what Scoutory does alongside Coach Murray to help assemble to team we see on court.  One of my favourites so far!
July 27, 2022
Rocks bring back Kyle Jimenez
The Glasgow Rocks announced their 2nd signing for the forthcoming season and it is a familiar face for a lot of Rocks fans.  Kyle Jimenez re-joins the Rocks after last suiting up for the Glasgow team 2017/18 season. Hear what Kyle has to say on his experience in the NBL in England, His enjoyment of 2018 Commonwealth Games, his future with the Rocks and his excitement for 3x3 at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. 
July 19, 2022
Jonny Bunyan Talks 3x3 Commonwealth Games
Jb returns for his 3rd appearance on the Pod to sum up his feelings on last season but to also talk about Scotland in the Commonwealth Games. His experience this time and what he has learnt about 3x3 so far. 
July 12, 2022
Season 3 - Rocks go BIG with first Import signing
We have a brief episode with Rocks first import signing for the 22/23 season.  Patrick Tape joins us for a chat about signing for the Glasgow Rocks and shares how his summer is going.  The next episode with Patrick will definitely one to listen to.  Rocks fans should be excited to see Patrick when he arrives in Glasgow.
July 02, 2022
Rocks Pre Playoff Semi Final
Rocks on Podcast sit down again with Sean from UK Bucks to troll over how Rocks have faired this post season. We look towards this weekends matches and both decide to go with our hearts in predicting a Rocks win!  Furthermore with the news that the club have announced Gareth Murray as next season coach with the option of playing still to be decided we chat through what we think he should do. 
May 06, 2022
The Fans View - UK BUCKS
The Podcast we sit with Sean who is new to the rocks fanbase and runs the UK_Bucks social media account.  he explains how he got into supporting the Bucks and how he has come to supporting the Rocks.  We discuss recent games as the Rocks are on a surge as the run in to the end of the regular season continues.  Can the rocks make the top 8 and cement themselves a place in the playoffs?
April 08, 2022
Big Interview - Jordan Johnson
Here what Jordan Johnson the Rocks PG has to say on his career so far and how the starting point guard is enjoying life in the BBL and his season in Glasgow.  Which former Rocks player would you like to hear from on the podcast?
February 25, 2022
Rocks announce the potential of a new facility. Hear More!
On a special episode of the Rocks On Podcast we are joined once again by Rocks Gm Sean Skelly.  Sean talks us through the potential benefits for the club if the Rocks are lucky in their bit to take over the site at Easterhouse.  Check it out and any thoughts let us know!
February 17, 2022
New Signing - Vance Johnson
For this episode we welcome the Rocks most recent addition Vance Johnson to the podcast.  Vance talks about the battle of Juco and how it helped shaped his game.  His early career plan and recovery from a serious injury. to now how he is settling into Glasgow having started the season off in Germany. 
February 07, 2022
The Fans View
On this episode of the Rocks On Podcast I am joined by long term Rocks fan Rob Crusher.  Rob and I discuss how this season is going so far and what we feel the 2nd part of the season can look like for the Rocks. We also talk about the old days and what is Robs all time Rocks 5 he has seen. 
January 16, 2022
Big Interview Jaycee Hillsman
Jaycee is back on the podcast as we discuss his career within basketball so far.  How is mental toughness and positivity has helped him through some difficult times and helped shaped who he is.  Importance of family in his year at Illinois State  Plus we finish hearing how he is getting on in Glasgow and how he is enjoying playing with this seasons team. 
November 24, 2021
Big Interview Ali Fraser
In this episode we sit with Ali Fraser for a quick run through of his basketball career - Through playing sport at a young age, joining Falkirk Fury and playing Junior Internationals - His 3 years in America and the input from his Mum to finish his degree.  - Playing across Europe and his 2018 Commonwealth games experience. -  His BBL days, covid, winning in Leicester and how he looks at this seasons Rocks roster
October 19, 2021
Season Build Up - Sean Skelly
With the first fixture days away we sit down for a pre season chat with Rocks GM Sean Skelly. Sean talks us through how the build up has been and what we should look forward to in terms of this season kit. He also at the start announces the signing of a new player for the season.
September 22, 2021
Summer Signings - Jonny Bunyan
In this episode we chat to the next Rocks to be confirmed on the roster.  Jb is back for season 11, we talk the return of Ali Fraser to the roster and how the rest of the team is shaping up. We chat through the return of fans in build up to the Rocks stepping onto court this weekend as we see a return of fans to indoor sports at the Emirates. JB and I have a brief chat about the standard of the league and who to look out for plus our aims for the season.
September 08, 2021
Summer Signings - Ali Fraser
The Glasgow Rocks announce the signing of Ali Fraser who returns to the Rocks having spent the previous season firstly in France playing for Avignon in NM1 then finishing the season at BBL rivals Leicester Riders.  we hear on how Ali is getting on this summer and how excited he is to get going back in Glasgow with the new players joining up this week. 
August 27, 2021
Summer Signings - Elijay Minnie
We are joined on the podcast by the final import signing by the rocks for the upcoming season.  6"9 Elijah Minnie joins after a successful stint in the NCAA1 and a season crafting his trade in Switzerland.  Hear about his summer exploits and how much he is looking forward to getting on court and playing for the fans in Glasgow.
August 18, 2021
Summer Signings - Jordan Harris
Rocks on Podcast are joined by the Rocks next import signing as the Rocks announce Jordan Harris from Georgia 6'4 guard spent 4 years playing in the NCAA 1 for the Georgia Bulldogs 
August 10, 2021
Rocks Legend - Julius Joseph
Absolute honour to have JJ on the podcast for this episode as we dissect his career at The Rocks and what he loved about Glasgow.  His Journey into basketball and now his future with the 3x3 version of the game.  A must listen for any British Basketball fan.
July 20, 2021
Summer Signings Jordan Johnston
As the Rocks announce their 2nd Import and 3rd signing for the new season we welcome Jordan Johnson to the podcast. we hear what Rocks fans should look forward to from the 26yr old point guard
July 15, 2021
Summer Signings - Jaycee Hillsman
The Glasgow Rocks announce their 1st Import for the new season. 6"7 wingman will join the Rocks for his 2nd season as a pro after lighting up in Finlands top division.
June 30, 2021
Summer Signings - Boban Returns
The first player signing announced by The Glasgow Rocks Hear about Bobans thoughts on his first year as a pro Boban talks us through is off season plans and how he wants to get even better. How he is buzzing to get going with unfinished business in Glasgow
June 18, 2021
Summer Signings - Sean Davidson
In this episode we sit with returning Assistant Coach Sean Davidson. His coaching past What he thought of last season and lessons learnt What we can expect in the new season and how he is continuously learning from Coach Murray
June 16, 2021
Summer Signings - Alan Keane
We sit down with New Rocks Assistant Coach Alan Keane who joins the Rocks ahead of the 2021/22 season. Find out about his coaching past His excitement to work with Gareth Murray What he sees his role being with the Rocks 
June 16, 2021
Episode 21 - Big Interview Fraser Malcolm
Rocks On Podcast welcomes Fraser Malcolm onto the podcast. How he was inspired by his older brother and playing with him in their garden The opportunity to go to Iceland and join an academy his 4 years as a Green Jacket in NCAA Div 2 His 2018 Commonwealth Games experience and the opportunity of a lifetime Signing as a professional at the Rocks and finding his role in the pros
April 15, 2021
Episode 20 - Big Interview Boban Jacdonmi
Episode 20 features Bobans journey so far in basketball.  From his late start to quickly moving through the ranks.  The influence of former Lion Shawn Jamieson guiding him from High School to Juco and onto D1 at Southern Mississippi. On to the present where he is currently starting Centre for the Rocks.
April 09, 2021
Episode 19- Big Interview Christian Keeling
Christian Keeling joins me on the podcast.  we talk about how he has stayed positive throughout his career the importance to him of his education Spending 3 years at Charleston Southern  His Graduate Senior year at North Carolina We end by Christian sharing his Lockdown story trying to get his Pro career off to a good start.
March 11, 2021
Episode 18- Big Interview Jonny Bunyan
On Episode 18 we talk to Jonny Bunyan on his 10 season in Rocks colours! Jonny speaks about the influence of family in his career and the influence Sterling Davis had on his career. We hear about the changes to the Rocks during his career and how his journey peaked at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. JB also discusses his toughest opponents as well as his all time starting 5 players he has played with. 
March 01, 2021
Episode 17- Rocks take down the Phoenix
Rocks travel south to take on the Cheshire Phoenix.  here my review of the game as we run through the ebs and flows of a close BBL Trophy Qtr Final Match Up
February 16, 2021
Episode 16 - Big Interview Gareth Murray
3rd in the series of big Interviews.I chat to Rocks legend and Player/Coach on how he began his journey into basketball. His early years in Scotland before going to America for Junior College.Here about his journey through the years with the Rocks and...
February 04, 2021
Episode 15 - Scorchers to hot to handle for the Rocks / season so far
A run through of Fridays blockbuster on Sky against Surrey Scorchers, I am joined by Craig Anderson, Rocks game reporter to discuss the game and how we feel the season has gone so far.
February 01, 2021
Episode 14 Big Interview Julius Van Sauers
I sit down and chat to Rocks Dutch Forward Julius Van Sauers Here how he got into the sport and his journey into the professional game How he feels the 20/21 season is going and what to expect for the rest of the season
January 28, 2021
Episode 13 - Rocks down the Sharks at Home
Quick run down as the rocks win at home against top 4 hopes Sheffield Sharks. Rocks win 65-54 to chalk up their 2nd win of the regular season. here my thoughts on how the line up done .
January 17, 2021
Episode 12 - Rocks Trail on The Road
Review of a tough Rocks road trip South. Friday @ Worcester Wolves and Saturday @ London Lions
January 11, 2021
Episode 11 - Rocks falter against the Phoenix
Rocks struggle at home against the Cheshire Nix. My thoughts on the match and what I believe to be the Rocks best starting 5. We finish by looking forward to the big game on Friday night against Worcester Wolves who are going through their own...
January 05, 2021
Episode 10 - The Rocks call on Reinforcements
A run through of Decembers results A quick over Rocks new Imports where we see Keeling shoot the lights outWe look closely at how the Rocks faired against the inform Newcastle Eagles
December 28, 2020
Episode 9 - Rocks back to winning ways at home
Rocks win at home against Manchester Giants reversing Fridays defeat.
November 30, 2020
Episode 8 - On the Road to Manchester Giants Review
Rocks suffer first defeat of the season.My view on BBL Player and a run down of last nights encounter with The Giants.Rocks look to bounce back Sunday at home to Giants
November 28, 2020
Episode 7 - Rocks On The Road To Nix
My thoughts on tonight's Rocks away win against Cheshire Phoenix.not always pretty but the boys got the job done!
November 22, 2020
Episode 6 - Rocks vs Phoenix Review
Rocks first win under Coach Murray hear my thoughts on the game and a run down of how the squad done.
November 15, 2020
Episode 5 - The Game Begins
Season begins Rocks back in training matches have begun  and my view on a league wide approach to streaming this years season.
November 01, 2020
Episode 4 - Big Interview Ian Reid
Stories from Rocks past. Founder Ian Reid discusses tales from the past as we run through his time with the Rocks.
October 03, 2020
Episode 3 - the season draws nearer
Rocks recent recruits.Rocks venue issues and leagues battle with coronavirus League wide recruitment so far Lions lack of promotionRocks on Predictions for the season ahead
September 16, 2020
Episode 2 - Will Lions Roar in Europe / League Recruitment So Far
A run through of what lies ahead for London in European Competition and a breakdown of other BBL Rosters that are announces so far.Sorry that at stages of the podcast the sound drops. Will be fixed for next time!
August 23, 2020
Episode 1 - The beginning
Episode 1 of the brand new Rocks On Podcastcovering the 2020/21 Rocks roster and season thoughts ahead!
August 18, 2020