Walking On D1, Winning a Prep School Championship, Coaching NBA Players + More feat. IMG's Alex Popp
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On this episode we welcome Coach Alex Popp of IMG Academy to the podcast. Alex has played D1 and D2, coached at the D1, D3, G-League, Nike EYBL and prep school level and is now working at IMG Academy to make their basketball program one of the best in the world. In this episode we talk about Alex completing a post grad year at Northfield Mount Hermon, being a walk on at a Big Ten school, finding the right fit for college, coaching Top 100/future NBA players, what guards need to do to succeed, the NIL situation, and much more. Alex came to IMG Academy from NEPSAC AAA prep school Vermont Academy and shares the his thoughts after being away from the New England game for a year. This is a great episode with a lot of knowledge shared.
What You Will Learn:
[2:53] How has coaching and/or playing at different levels helped you get to where you are now?
[5:10] Benefits of New England prep school world and its challenges.
[9:30 ] IMG’s pitch to a high major player.
[14:55] Academic team offerings.
[18:47] What made Alex decide to do a post grad year?
[21:12] Why did you decide to be a walk on at the Univ of Minnesota?
[33:48] What does a guard have to do to get to the next level?
[36:21] What can one do to improve as a guard?
[47:34] What was it like coaching NBA players and what did they posses that got them into
[50:30] Can a player develop a motor?
[1:09:42] Best player ever coached against?
[1:11:13] Top books
Connect with Alex
Twitter | https://twitter.com/coachalexpopp
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/alex.popp3
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/coachalexpopp/
Connect with Cory:
Website | https://www.prepathletics.com
Twitter | https://twitter.com/PREP_Athletics
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/PrepAthletics
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