The Week In Interviews: October 10th-15th
Last week seemed as if it would be pretty dormant…but that all changed on Thursday.
That morning, Sports Director Nkwa Asonye and Assistant Sports Director Tim Riordan took a red-eye train to the Atlantic 10’s men’s basketball media day in Brooklyn, New York. It was there that the pre-season rankings and all-conference teams were announced. For George Washington, the Colonials were picked to finish eighth in the conference and senior guard Tony Taylor was selected for the all-conference first team. Both guys put together a news package which aired on WRGW News at 6 that day.
During the allotted media time, Tim spoke with head men’s basketball coach Mike Lonergan about his outlook for the season.
In a separate interview, Commissioner Bernadette McGlade offered some words on conference expansion as it relates to the A10.
We were also able to catch up with ESPN college basketball analyst Andy Katz, and he offered his perspective on the Colonials’ upcoming season under Lonergan.
After our coverage of Colonials Invasion on Friday, Saturday took a different turn. For the DC vs. Philly NBA Lockout Exhibition, WRGW District Radio was the exclusive provider of the radio call as Nkwa Asonye, sophomore Ben Silverstein, and General Manager Emeritus Jamie Benson ’10 made the trip to Coolidge High School.
Both teams exchanged trash talk in the coming weeks, but riding the hot hand of Philadelphia 76ers guard Lou Williams – whose 53 points were second to only to the game-high 56 from Team D.C.’s Kevin Durant – Team Philly had the last laugh in a back-and-forth 174-167 win. For Team D.C., Washington Wizards point guard John Wall scored 38 points and chipped in four assists despite missing the first quarter.
Portland Trailblazers rookie Nolan Smith, who played his high school career at Oak Hill Academy, scored 19 points on seven of ten shooting. He granted a quick interview after the game.
WPGC 95.5 FM radio personality Big Tigger was the unofficial coach for Team D.C. and although his team lost, he enjoyed the experience on the sideline.
During the game, the guys sat next to Washington Post NBA Columnist Michael Lee and TNT basketball analyst David Aldridge, who was gracious enough to offer his thoughts on the game and the NBA Lockout.
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