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Reggie Begelton: The Kingdom Is Within You

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Reggie Begelton: The Kingdom Is Within You

Reggie Begelton and his teammates circle around the white board, eager to see what concept they will focus on next. It may be 6’Oclock in the morning, but tired eyes aren’t tolerated at these sessions. After all, diligent studying Is a must to succeed at this level. Discipline and accountability simply come with the territory.   For anyone familiar with Reggie, such a scene seems rather normal. A former CFL superstar and currently a wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers, early morning team strategy sessions are just a part of the job. Yet Reggie isn’t standing around waiting for...

Guy Oliver: Reaching New Heights

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Guy Oliver: Reaching New Heights

Darting in from the right side of the lane, Guy Oliver slams the ball on the floor begins to angle his body towards the rim. Right stride, left stride, plant, lift off! Oliver launches his 5’10” frame into the air, catching the ball at its apex and rearing it back before he slams it through the hoop. Yet it isn’t his mere ability to dunk a basketball that sets Guy Oliver apart. As he continues to climb into the air, Oliver kicks his legs back and forth, seemingly refusing to ever come down. For a moment, gravity appears non-existent, and...

Nick Ward: Maintaining Versatility During COVID-19

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Nick Ward: Maintaining Versatility During COVID-19

February 25th, 2020-- Nick Ward walks off of the court after a game against the Canton Charge having just dropped 20 points and 7 rebounds on an efficient 57% from the field. For Ward, a starter for the Atlanta Hawk’s G League affiliate, the College Park Skyhawks, this level of efficient production was nothing out of the ordinary. In fact, the young big man was averaging an impressive 13 points per game on close to 60% shooting on the season and NBA executives were starting to take notice. The undrafted rookie had gone from an outdated low-post specialist to a...

Juwan Johnson: The Saint’s Next Superstar?

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Juwan Johnson: The Saint’s Next Superstar?

With Michael Thomas (ankle/hamstring) and Emanuel Sanders (COVID-19 list) both inactive for Sunday’s divisional matchup between the New Orleans Saints and the Carolina Panthers, the Saints promoted wide receiver Juwan Johnson to their active roster. At 6’4’’ 230 lb., the jury is still out as to whether or not the undrafted rookie has the quickness or route running ability necessary to compete as a wide receiver at the NFL level. Afterall, Johnson’s physical profile closer resembles that of an NFL tight end rather than a wide receiver. Yet Johnson now joins legendary coach Sean Payton’s offensive system, one that has...

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