We’ve got a very special edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast heading into the holiday week. Aaron breaks down the biggest stories of the week, ranging from Emoni Bates commitment to Michigan State, Rick Pitino’s fascinating tweet and a big-time coaching hire in the SEC. Then, with UConn headed back to the Big East, Aaron has an old school UConn conversation with Husky legend Josh Boone.
Here is a rundown of today’s show:
Emoni Bates, Rick Pitino + a key assistant coaching hire: Aaron opens the show by recapping a wild week in college hoops. He discusses Emoni Bates’ commitment to Michigan State – will the high school star ever play in East Lansing (the answer might surprise you) and is it even fair to compare a 15-year-old to LeBron James (5:30)? Then he discusses why a viral Rick Pitino tweet might have some truth to it (28:00), and discusses Arkansas nabbing a big-time assistant. He also explains why it shows just how truly challenging recruiting is in the SEC these days (38:30).
UConn is back to the Big East – with legend Josh Boone: Next, with UConn officially back in the Big East, Aaron welcomes UConn legend Josh Boone to the show (49:00). They discuss Boone’s recruitment, choosing the Huskies over Roy Williams and Kansas and Jim Calhoun’s craziest outbursts. Plus, what went wrong in the 2006 NCAA Tournament in the infamous loss to George Mason, and what was it like playing in Australia with LaMelo Ball this past season.
You can listen to the episode in its entirety below:
Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.