It’s an action-packed episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, as Aaron is joined by NBA champion and two-time NCAA champion Corey Brewer joins the show. He and Aaron discuss his winding career, national championships at Florida and time with the Oklahoma City Thunder last season.
But before Corey, there’s actual basketball to talk, plus a little football, with topics including:
Kentucky’s trip to the Bahamas: The Wildcats have played two games, and Aaron is blown away by what he has seen so far. He explains why Tyler Herro is proving all his doubters wrong, and why Nick Richards has been the single biggest revelation of the trip. Aaron also explains why one freshman besides Herro has really impressed him – especially on the defensive end of the court.
The NCAA makes a bunch of rule changes: Aaron reacts to the big, sweeping changes in college basketball – that aren’t actually big or sweeping. He explains why rules like “players can now have agents” and “players can return to college if they go undrafted” aren’t exactly what they seem, and the one big rule that actually does matter.
Idiots questioning Alabama football’s schedule: Finally, Aaron goes in on all the haters who say Alabama plays a “soft” schedule because they don’t play road games. Aaron gives some facts to explain why that’s the dumbest narrative in all of sports.
Next, Aaron welcomes on Corey Brewer – who played last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, to discuss his NBA career and time at Florida. The guys break down the following:
His early days: Corey explains took a unique path to the NBA, after growing up on a tobacco farm and running a garbage route with his dad. He explains how that drove him to work hard at basketball and instilled a work ethic that he still has to this day.
His time at Florida: Corey goes in-depth on Florida’s back-to-back runs with the Gators. He explains what allowed he and his teammates to click, and what went into their decision to return to school even after winning a title – the answer will surprise you. Also, what was it like to play against “peak Greg Oden” and were the 2007 Gators the last great team in college basketball?
Playing with the Oklahoma City Thunder: Finally, the pair discuss Brewer’s 2018 season with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He explains why Russell Westbrook was one of the best teammates he’s ever had, and why he wasn’t surprised that Paul George returned to OKC this off-season. Also, does he ever see Billy Donovan returning to college basketball?
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