Welcome to Season 1, Episode 1 of Growing the Game!
In this episode, I chat with Troy University women’s basketball assistant Neil Harrow, one of three Scotland natives coaching in NCAA basketball today.
04:24 – Neil’s background, growing up in East Kibride, Scotland, the sports he played before discovering basketball
10:45 – Identifying the most popular sports in Scotland
12:09 – Accessibility to basketball courts and gyms for youth and how kids are getting exposed to the game
17:50 – Fan support for the Scotland National Team, funding for basketballscotland
21:24 – Breaking down the professional and collegiate leagues in the United Kingdom and Scotland
34:28 – Highlighting the differences in basketball culture between Scotland and Spain
41:08 – Popularity of basketball among specific cities within Scotland and throughout the United Kingdom
44:30 – Strategies to grow the game in Scotland
54:50 – The future of basketball in Scotland