Aaron was one of the best high school basketball players in South Carolina, if not the best, when he was growing up. His talents brought him to the University of South Carolina, and his work ethic eventually led to a journeyman’s career in professional basketball. The most impressive thing about Aaron, though? His ability to think and reason. Now, he’s an excellent Coach, Mentor, and Career Development Facilitator.
Topics discussed on this podcast:
- Who am I without sports
- The game of basketball is too commercial – it’s permeated the game at every level
- BJ Mackie – the antagonist, putting on a show
- Not healthy to be chasing that attention.
- Aaron tried to avoid coaching.
- “I’m an athlete, what do I do now?”
- Being a trainer in the summers
- Being honest with your players
- Aaron’s “Top 10 for The Culture”
- Social Media
- Naomi Osaka
- “We’re so hypersensitive now.”
- What makes a good mentor.
- Questioning everything that doesn’t make sense.
- Critical Thinking
- Allen Iverson – favorite player
- Fear brings Grit out
- In order to know where you’re going, you have to now where you come from
- Waking Thought: “How are the children?”
- Take care of your village
- Grow as a society
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