Category Baketball Interviews

Jason Holwerda Interview

Thanks for talking to us today Jason. Tell us what you’ve been up to lately.

Currently I work for a company called Crescent Resources LLC, a commercial real estate company in Franklin, TN. Most people know us by the buildings we have developed which I like to describe as the big glass office buildings knows as Corporate Centre located off of Cool Springs Blvd. I am the Leasing Representative for the company and essentially it is my job to keep all of the buildings full. Other than that I spend a lot of time between the golf course and the couch.

What made you decide to come to Vanderbilt? I’m sure you had other schools pursuing you. What was special about Vandy?

Ultimately my decision to come to VU was based on the people here...

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Interview with Former Commodore and Globetrotter Corey Smith

Corey, thanks for taking the time to talk to us today? What have you been up to lately?

No problem, I haven’t been up to much lately just doing what I love best. Playing basketball. I am currently playing in Finland doing pretty good, hopefully my team can win the championship, which we have a great chance of doing.

How did you get hooked up with the Globetrotters? That had to be a lot of fun.

Well my agent at the time had told me that the Globetrotter coach’s were down in Houston because Kenny Smith was hosting a celebrity basketball game because of the hurricane. He setup a workout with me and another guy from New Orleans to go workout, we went to UofH campus and worked out well so they invited us to training camp. The rest is history. The whole experience was amazing...

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Drew Maddux Interview

Drew, thanks for taking the time to talk to us. I know you’ve been a very busy man coaching at Christ Presbyterian Academy. Tell us a little about that.

We’re in the thick of the basketball season. I feel very blessed to coach basketball and to be able to talk about basketball. It’s a tremendous honor to get paid to do that for a living. Right now the tournament season is coming up for our high school team. The district tournaments begin on Thursday. It’s obviously the most exciting time for our basketball team. We just wrapped up our regular season Friday night.We ended up 24-3 and 14-0 in our district and won our league title.

Who or what inspired you to get into coaching?

You know, growing up I just loved the game of basketball. It’s always been so good to me...

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Dan Cage Interview

Thanks for taking the time to talk to us Dan, I understand you’ve been playing basketball overseas tell us a little about what you’ve been up to.

I am currently the starting small forward on TBB-Trier of the German Bundesliga. It has been a unique experience. Living in Europe has definitely been an adjustment and adapting to the professional game has been a process as well. The city of Trier is the oldest city of all of Germany and has a lot of history to it. It is a very pretty place in the heart of the Moselle river valley and borders Luxembourg. I am playing solid and shooting the ball well but as a team we have struggled. The basketball over here is very competitive and there are a lot of good players...

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Julian Terrell Interview

JT, thanks so much for taking some time out of your busy schedule. I understand you’ve been playing overseas tell us a little about that.

Yes, I am currently playing in the 1st League of Portugal. The name of my team is FC Porto. I play for the 2nd place team now with a 10-3 record. Things are going really good for us. Last week we played in a midseason tourny called the “Cup of the League”, which is the team sof the league play a single elimination tourny. The Winner gets bragging rights for a year and nice amount of bonus money to go along with that. Needless to say, I’m happy. The city I’m in is Porto. Its a very nice city and has a lot of people. The FC part of my team stands for Futebol Clube...

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