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U Can B Mo

U Can B Mo

By Brandon Morris
Welcome to the U Can B Mo Podcast, I am your host Brandon Morris. An Ex-Professional basketball player from Kenosha, Wisconsin now Head Coach at Kenosha St. Joe’s Catholic Academy for the Boys Varsity Basketball team.

This podcast talks all about Basketball, coaches from across the country joins the bench to voice their philosophies, views, tips and advice for young players aspiring to play varsity basketball as well as at the collegiate levels.

Always looking for coaches to join the convo, contact me at ucanbmo@yahoo.com if you have any interest and/or if you want questions answered.
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Chris Hill, Dan Buschman, Greg Leech, Corey Ciesielczyk
U Can B Mo Podcast: Episode 15 Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 9pm CST Host: Brandon Morris Co-Host: “The Bench” Greg Leech, Corey Ciesielczyk Guest: “The Starters” * Chris Hill, UW-Milwaukee, Europe, UW-Whitewater Men’s Basketball Assistant Coach * Dan Buschman, 16 years as Lincoln Middle School Boys Basketball Coach Trivia Guru: Jon Atkins 1st Segment (45 minutes) 1. Is there any kind of pressure growing up in Chicago as a basketball player? 2. Name one of the best Chicago basketball player that didn’t make it to the NBA? 3. Name one of your Chicago peers that you loved watching play during high school? 2nd Segment (45 minutes) 4. Who’s the NBA’s GOAT and why? No current players 5. Speak about any basketball regrets you have and how it would’ve changed your career? 6. When you compare today’s resources to the resources when you played how does it compare? Bonus Questions (if time allows): * What are your most and least favorite moments from the LAST DANCE? Closing Segment - Each coach gives advice to young up and coming players looking to play at the next level. - Each coach gives advice to parents of those players looking to play at the next level.
1:52:33
July 16, 2020
Head Coaches, Tray Allen, Nick Bennett, Pat Baldwin Sr & NBA Summer League/Euro Player Joah Tucker..
U Can B Mo Podcast: Episode 14 Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 9pm CST Host: Brandon Morris Co-Host: “The Bench” Greg Leech, Corey Ciesielczyk, Jason Attanosoft, Guest: “The Starters” * Tray Allen, Head Coach Boy’s Varsity Racine Park * Joah Tucker, Europe/NBA/UW-Milwaukee * Nick Bennett, Head Coach Boy’s Varsity Racine St. Cat’s * Pat Baldwin Sr., Head Coach UW-Milwaukee Trivia Guru: Jon Atkins 1st Segment (45 minutes) 1. What has changed about the game of basketball since your playing days? 2. What’s misunderstood about what it takes to play at the next level? 3. What new effective approach will you take because of COVID-19?  2nd Segment (45 minutes) 4. What’s the most memorable thing basketball has brought to your life? 5. How do you prepare players for life after basketball? 6. What prepares parents for the the level you coach? Bonus Questions (if time allows): * What are your most and least favorite moments from the LAST DANCE? Closing Segment - Each coach gives advice to young up and coming players looking to play at the next level. - Each coach gives advice to parents of those players looking to play at the next level.
2:12:04
July 9, 2020
Advice from Women’s BBall players that plays and/or have played in WNBA, Europe, NAIA, D1, 2, 3...
U Can B Mo Podcast: Episode 13 Wednesday, July 1st, 2020 9pm CST Host: Brandon Morris Co-Host: “The Bench” Greg Leech, Corey Ciesielczyk, Jason Attanosoft, Michael Holden, Sed Young Guest: “The Starters” * Sam Logic, WNBA/Europe * Jalah Harris, Cardinal Strich University * Gabbi Ortiz, U of Oklahoma/Europe * Sidney Cooks, Mississippi State * Grace Scalzo, UW-Parkside Trivia Guru: Jon Atkins 1st Segment (45 minutes) 1. Knowing what you know now…what do you say to your high school self about playing at the next level? 2. How do you compare the way you were coached in High School vs College? 3. Any advice you would give to parents asking what it takes for their kids to play college basketball?  2nd Segment (45 minutes) ***IS NOT AVAILABLE**** 4. What WNBA or NBA player do you follow the most and which one do you play like? 5. What’s your best college basketball arena/atmosphere you played in and why? 6. What was difficult about being a collegiate student-athlete and why? Bonus Questions (if time allows): * What are your most and least favorite moments from the LAST DANCE? Closing Segment - Each coach gives advice to young up and coming players looking to play at the next level. - Each coach gives advice to parents of those players looking to play at the next level.
1:06:20
July 2, 2020
Tony Moore, Ben Chamness, Andrew McNairy, Lynell Collins, Kenny Griffin; all winning coaches
U Can B Mo Podcast: Episode 12 Wednesday, June 24th, 2020 9pm CST Host: Brandon Morris Co-Host: “The Bench” Greg Leech, Corey Ciesielczyk, Jason Attanosoft, Michael Holden, Sed Young Guest: “The Starters” * Tony Moore, Kenosha Ballers * Lynell Collins, Kenosha Tremper (Girls) * Ben Chamness, Kenosha Tremper (Boys) * Andrew McNairy, MATC * Kenny Griffin, BST Academy Trivia Guru: Jon Atkins 1st Segment (45 minutes) 1. What do you want college basketball coaches to notice about your team when they’re coming to recruit one of your player?   2. What’s one of the most popular / least popular challenges you face as a coach? 3. Which NBA player’s game represents your coaching style? 2nd Segment (45 minutes) 4. Thoughts on Kyrie Irving’s comments of players should not play? 5. What’s considered a winning season in your eyes? 6. Throughout the winning and losing seasons, coaches hear: “they’re not coaching to win, they don’t know how to coach, coaches aren’t running the right defense/offense, etc....What message would you say on behalf of all coaches in response to that? Bonus Questions (if time allows): * What are your most and least favorite moments from the LAST DANCE? Closing Segment - Each coach gives advice to young up and coming players looking to play at the next level. - Each coach gives advice to parents of those players looking to play at the next level.
2:09:33
June 25, 2020
Men’s College Basketball Head Coach Episode, U of Toledo, UW-Parkside, St. Norbert College
U Can B Mo Podcast: Episode 11 Head Coach Series Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 7pm CST Host: Brandon Morris Co-Host: “The Bench” Greg Leech, Corey Ciesielczyk, Jason Attanosoft, Sed Young Guest: “The Starters” * Luke Reigel, U of Wisconsin-Parkside * Gary Grzesk, St. Norbert College * Tod Kowalczyk, University of Toledo Trivia Guru: Jon Atkins 1st Segment (45 minutes) 1. What has your experience with player recruitment been like throughout your career as a Head Coach?   2. What’s the best advice to give to parents for their child to be considered a college scholarship player? 3. How important is summer basketball/NCAA Certified tournaments? 2nd Segment (45 minutes) 4. How do you prepare yourself, your staff and players for one of your biggest games of the season? (Rivalry games, Conference Tournament, etc) 5. Speak to the life of a “Walk-On”, what is like for them in practice, game days, as well as to those that earn a scholarship 6. What makes you be considered a good Head Coach? Bonus Questions (if time allows): * What are your most and least favorite moments from the LAST DANCE? * Thoughts on Kyrie Irving’s comments of players should not play? Closing Segment - Each coach gives advice to young up and coming players looking to play at the next level. - Each coach gives advice to high school coaches looking to coach at the next level.
1:56:03
June 18, 2020
NFL Episode featuring ex-Green Bay Packers: Ahman Green, Chris Francies, Kevin Barry
U Can B Mo Podcast: Episode 10 Sunday, June 14, 2020, 8pm CST Host: Brandon Morris Co-Host: “The Bench” Greg Leech, Corey Ciesielczyk, Jason Attanosoft, Sed Young Guest: “The Starters” * Chris Francies: GreenBay Packers, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco * Kevin Barry: GreenBay Packers, Houston Texans * Ahman Green: Seattle Seahawks, GreenBay Packers, Houston Texans Trivia Guru: “GL” 1st Segment (60 minutes) 1. What advice would you give high school coaches preparing players for the next level? 2. How would you deliver a message to high school players that speak or think D1 or bust? - Talk about the right fit for a college choice: fit with school, culture, distance, major, coach, program, etc 3. What was your experience like transitioning from high school to college? 2nd Segment (60 minutes) 4. What was your best and worst NFL experience? 5. How has your journey made you into the man you are today? Referring to “The Last Dance” - Thoughts of the Last Dance Closing Segment Each player/coach gives advice to young up and coming Football players. Expressing overall thoughts about this episodes and what opportunities football can create.
2:24:32
June 15, 2020
Women’s Basketball Hall of Famers talk: “It Factor”, Post Game Routine after a great game and more..
U Can B Mo Podcast: Episode 9 Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 9pm CST Host: Brandon Morris Co-Host: “The Bench” Greg Leech, Corey Ciesielczyk, Jason Attanosoft, Michael Holden, Sed Young Guest: “The Starters” Nichole “Drummond” Ciesielczyk (UWM), Jenny Knight Kenesie (Louisville), Chandra “Johnson” Francies (UWGB/exWNBA), Jamie “Gray” Hanes (Evansville) Krystal Ellis (Marquette), Katie Young (Marquette), Liz “Hauger” Grzesk (Youngstown St) Basketball Trivia Guru: Jon Atkins 1st Segment (45 minutes) 1. What is the “IT” factor? How do you know if a player has the “It Factor” 2. What is the one thing you always do after a good performance? 3. What has changed about the game since you played? 2nd Segment (45 minutes) 4. How does being an athlete make you a better person? 5. What are the intricate details that basketball fans don’t get to see? Referring to “The Last Dance” 6. Lasting memory from the Last Dance that you were “most” and “least” impressed with? Closing Segment Each player/coach gives advice to young up and coming Basketball players. Expressing overall thoughts about this episodes and what opportunities basketball can create.
1:43:35
June 11, 2020
Basketball Coaches talk police brutality, injustices, systemic racism, systems change and more...
U Can B Mo Podcast: Episode 8 Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 9pm CST Host: Brandon Morris Co-Host: “The Bench” Greg Leech, Corey Ciesielczyk, Jason Attanosoft, Sed Young, Jon Atkins ** Segments 1 & 2: Basketball Coaches discussing what life throws at all of us currently in May of 2020: 1. George Floyd being murdered in the streets of Minnesota by a police officer, kneeling on his neck until long after George was lifeless. 2. The long life of injustices all over the country for as long as any of them can remember. 3. Systemic Racism exists and how the focus has to be about Systems Change 4. Sharing lived experiences from different races 5. How they would “Address The Country” if they were the President of the United States of America. 6. Sharing a powerful speech from actor Jesse Willams. 7. The ultimate change is in the Systems ** Closing Segment: Final thoughts from all of the coaches about this episode. Advice for potential protesters: - Be Calm in your mind - Study with a purpose - Strategize with a purpose - Organize with a purpose - Plan with a purpose - Execute with a purpose - Mobilize with a purpose - Backup Plan / Plan B with a purpose - Seek Legal Counsel with a purpose - Check for personal warrants - Bail out money - Action Commitments after protest - This work is a LIFETIME commitment Tips from former President Barack Obama Protest and Vote: Highlight a problem and make people in power uncomfortable but also have to translate that into practical solutions and laws that can be implemented that we can monitor and follow up 1. Specific evidence base reforms 21st Century Police Task Force Report 2. EVERY Mayor review your use of force policy with members of your community and commit to report on planned reforms 3. Every city should be My Brothers Keeper Community reduces barriers and expand opportunities
2:10:07
June 7, 2020
ExNBA player Jeff Norgaard, ExEuro League player Alex Marzette, College Coach Sharif Chambliss joins
U Can B Mo Podcast: Episode 7 Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 9pm CST Host: Brandon Morris Co-Host: “The Bench” Greg Leech, Corey Ciesielczyk, Michael Holden, Guest: “The Starters” Jeff Nordgaard, Alex Marzette, Sharif Chambliss, Jason Atanasoff Basketball Trivia Guru: Jon Atkins 1st Segment (45 minutes) 1. What did you feel was the high point of your basketball career as player and/or as a coach? 2. Is there a difference between working hard and work ethic? Give your definition. 3. How do you channel your frustration when the referee’s decision doesn’t go your way as player & as coach? 2nd Segment (45 minutes) Referring to “The Last Dance” 4. What was most interesting to you from “The Last Dance” and which person or player would you trade places with? 5. Which Jordan-era Bull was most overlooked? 6. Did it live up to the hype? 7. What was missing? Closing Segment Each player/coach gives advice to young up and coming Basketball players. Expressing overall thoughts about this episodes and what opportunities basketball can create.
2:27:57
May 28, 2020
An Interview with Brandon Morris about his Basketball Journey hosted by: Coach Jim Lindsey,
Interviewed By: Jim Lindsey. Basketball all started for Brandon Morris on the Southside of Kenosha following his Mom to Lincoln Park, CYC Saturday morning games, Frank School, continues to Lincoln Jr High, 2 State Tournament runs at St Joe’s, signing D1 then going juco, to signing again before being released a week before school started to signing D1 again excelling over two years which led to a professional basketball career overseas in six different countries.
1:24:36
May 25, 2020
Know that your parents are your first teachers. Learning at home with Dad during quarantine.
4 year old Layali Morris working on decodable words, sounds and practicing sight words
18:21
May 22, 2020
Wisconsin BBall Legends talk, why they coach BBall, state tourney experience, the WIN formula & more
U Can B Mo Podcast: Episode 6 Wednesday, May 20, 2020, 9pm CST Host: Brandon Morris Co-Host: “The Bench” Greg Leech, Corey Ciesielczyk, Jason Attanosoft Guest: “The Starting Five” Branden Joseph, Al Hanson, Joseph Winston, Nichole Ciesielczyk, Marcus Hill 1st Segment (45 minutes) 1. Why do you coach basketball? 1a. What’s your coaching style? Why do you coach the way you do? 1b. As a coach, - are you coachable? - are you flexible? 2. What advice would you give to those assistant coaches that are looking to be a Head Coach? 3. When it comes to coaching high school basketball, what’s the formula to winning? - Consistent winning seasons? - State tournament appearances? 4. What was your State Tournament experience as a player? Coach? Which is better? - Are we seeing all the best teams with the best talent at the state tournament? 2nd Segment (45 minutes) 5. When you think of Wisconsin Badgers Basketball over the last 25 years and you think of the talent throughout the state of Wisconsin over the last 25 years, - Can you name some big name players during 1990 - 1999, 2000 - 2009, 2010 - 2020 that played D1 basketball - Why aren’t the Badgers one of the Top 10, 15, 20 teams in the country every year? Like a North Carolina, Kansas, Baylor, Kentucky, Duke 6. This is what I did, how I competed and this is who I am! If you don’t want to play how I play, then don’t. - With age we get context, what does this quote mean to you?
2:05:44
May 21, 2020
Basketball Coaches talking college players getting paid, advise h.s. players on choosing colleges
U Can B Mo Podcast: Episode 5 Wednesday, May 13, 2020 Host: Brandon Morris Co-Host: “The Bench” Greg Leech, Corey Ciesielczyk, Mike Holden, Sed Young Guest: “The Starters” Aaron Turner, Adrian Turner, Jason Coker, Jason Attanasoff BBall Trivia Guru: Jon Atkins 1st Segment (45 minutes) 1. How do you handle players stating that they’re going to or they want to average 25, 30 points in college? - What advice to you give them? - With that mindset are they recruitable? 2. Should college basketball players get paid while they’re on scholarship? Is this a good thing for the game of basketball? 3. How do you advise players when it comes to choosing a college? 2nd Segment (45 minutes) 4. How will the G-League effect high school and college basketball? 5. UW schools will no longer require ACT, SAT scores during the next two years because of the pandemic? Marquette University made that decision back in 2019, but made it a permanent decision! - How will this effect the recruiting process? - If this had been in effect, would we have seen more college basketball players from this area? ****Bonus: What is your 3 Point Shot Philosophy and Rules???*****
1:44:58
May 14, 2020
Segment 1 Craig Hodges, MJ = GOAT WHY is Kobe being left out of the convo, “Buy In”, Man2Man vs Zone
U Can B Mo Podcast: Episode 4 Host: Brandon Morris Co-Host: Greg Leech, Corey Mike Holden, Sed Young Guest: Quardell Young, Dennis Coleman, Damon James, Mike Martin, Jason Attanasoff, BBall Trivia Guru: Jon Atkins 1st Segment (90 minutes) *Does anybody remember the Chicago Bulls player Craig Hodges? - What years did he play for the Bulls? - What type player was he stats wise? - Why haven’t we seen him on this documentary? *MJ will always be considered in the GOAT convo and LeBron is the next obvious BUT how special was Kobe Bean Bryant? How is he being left out of this convo by so many people across the globe? *****Coach Nick Van Exel shoots a question for the coaches: “What drives you?? Everyday life”****** *If you were born before the 90s, you - have probably witnessed Bird, Magic, Isaiah, Jordan, Kobe, D Wade, LeBron, - Is there room for Steph Curry - Should KD be considered - Who’s the next Up and Coming? We often hear the phrase “Buy Into the System” - What exactly does that mean to you? - How do you get players to buy into the system? Do you prefer Man 2 Man Defense or Zone Defense? - What percentage of college basketball teams playing Man? - What percentage of college basketball teams playing Zone?
2:11:20
May 10, 2020
Segment 2, What it takes to be considered a scholarship basketball player at the collegiate level?
What does it really take to be considered a college scholarship player? Speak to: - Academics (ACT/SAT) - Skills/Talent - Position - Height/Weight/Length - Parents - Players Character Do you feel as a High School Basketball Coach, it is their J.O.B. to get their players college basketball scholarships? Host: Brandon Morris Co-Host: Greg Leech, Corey Ciesielczyk, Sed Young Guest: Dennis Coleman, Damon James, Mike Martin, Jason Attanasoff, Quardell Young BBall Trivia Guru: Jon Atkins
50:54
May 9, 2020
My 4 year old daughter talks about taking vitamins, deep mediations and serenades us with a song
Layali Morris, my 4 year old daughter takes over the show as the host talking about some deep mediations and she serenades is with a song at the end.
17:07
May 5, 2020
Coaches Basketball Talk about “The Last Dance” Isaiah Thomas, Dennis Rodman’s practice habits, MH
1 College Basketball Coach, 3 High School Coaches talking about the game they love. Discussion around the docuseries “The Last Dance” MJ eliminated more 60 win teams than which of the best of the best players? How many NBA Finals series has Isaiah Thomas played in? How many did he win? How many did he lose? Why isn’t his name brought into the conversation of Greatest players ever? Did him and his teams style of play somewhat tarnish his legacy? Or is it a combination of not enough championships + the bad boys style of play? - What message can h.s. and college players take from this? Has this documentary showed what you anticipated about all the talks of “how it would make MJ look?” - example: there was talk about MJ saying people will look at him differently in a bad way after watching this documentary. They won’t understand. It’s hard to express nicely I wanted to win at all cost and I wanted everyone to raise to my level of competitiveness. - What does he mean by that? - With the quotes about rise to MJ’s level of competitiveness, does that help teammates? Especially when you mention the breakfast club? Comments and thoughts - Does Scottie Pippen and Horace Grant and others still have the same success in their careers if they did not play with Michael Jordan? And/Or if MJ did not open up his home for morning workouts and push those players to live in the gym like Scottie mentioned? - After they lost to the Pistons a second time in the ECF, 82 games already played, Conference playoffs series are played, facing the brutal series vs the Pistons, the TEAM didn’t go on vacation right after...they got back to work? How healthy was that?
1:39:51
April 30, 2020
3 Part convo of #goldennuggets for H.S. / College BBall players and reactions to The Last Dance
4 H.S. Basketball Coaches and 1 College Coach share their knowledge on what it takes for high school players to go to the next level. Discussions about mental toughness, pre/post injury tips, how to learn from your mistakes, what it takes to get more playing time, how to get noticed by college coaches. And their reactions after watching the first two episodes of The Michael Jordan/Chicago Bulls docuseries “The Last Dance”
1:59:41
April 27, 2020
Golden Basketball Nuggets for players looking to play at the NEXT LEVEL.
College basketball coach, H.S. Varsity Basketball Head Coach with 25+ years of experience, other H.S. Varsity Basketball Assistant Coaches dropping dimes on what it takes to succeed in the game of basketball and expressing what they look forward to the most in the ESPN Docuseries “TheLast Dance.”
2:33:42
April 17, 2020
David Tolefree breaking down the MVP Debates / GOAT Talk! MJ Kobe LeBron Kevin Durant
Brandon Morris and David Tolefree talking about the NBA Finals...MJ vs LBJ Debate but not leaving KD out of the conversation!
16:45
June 10, 2018
Episode 3
00:01
June 10, 2018