We are back with Episode 5 of SBL Shootaround with plenty to discuss including our NCAA Tournament to crown the Ultimate SBL Championship team, our predictions for how the SBL season 2020 would have played out and a special basketball and musical guest in the form of Wayne Simmons.
Basketball writer Chris Pike and two-time SBL Championship winning coach Ben Ettridge are back with you for another episode of SBL Shootaround and again it's a fully packed show that we hope you all find enjoyable.
The opening segment is made up of the co-hosts running through how they expected the 2020 SBL season would have played out prior to being cancelled. They predict their top 8, Grand Finalists, Champions, Grand Final MVP, All-Star Five, wooden spooners and individual award winners MVP, Most Improved and Coach of the Year.
It's then time to chat with this week's guests and what a lot of fun we had speaking with former SBL import Wayne Simmons. He came out to Australia on a whim, is still here in Perth 30-plus years later and has a long history in basketball, had a fascinating and successful musical journey and more recently has been doing incredible community work that's seen him earn a Pride of Australia Award. He has some stories that you just have to hear to believe!
We are only just warming up too as we then move on to discussing the Round of 32 of our Ultimate SBL Championship Team NCAA Tournament. We've pitted 32 championship winning teams against one another, we'll be putting it out to vote to our listeners to advance as well so stay tuned to social media to get involved!
We also discuss Ben Ettridge joining the Kalamunda Eastern Suns as an assistant coach, the upcoming West Coast Classic and plenty more in a fully loaded episode of SBL Shootaround.