MVP Cast
The Savannah and Kennedy One

The Savannah and Kennedy One

June 19, 2019

In this edition of the MVP Cast, we speak to two of Great Britain's young tyros, Savannah Wilkinson and Kennedy Leonard after coming from the States for national duty, how they were shaped by their family histories, and their hopes for the future.

The Kyle Johnson One

The Kyle Johnson One

June 7, 2019

In this edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by Great Britain guard Kyle Johnson, who tells us about Raptors fever in Toronto and playing for Nick Nurse, the ups and downsides of various stops in Europe and Canada, the process involved in each off-season's search for a contract, and GB's worrying transformation from 2012 to the present. 

The Hannah Shaw One

The Hannah Shaw One

June 4, 2019

In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we chat to Great Britain centre Hannah Shaw about what goes on at training camp, road tripping and heading abroad to Spain, the art of 3x3 hoops, dealing with online trolls, why the women's game needs to believe in its own worth and the targets set for EuroBasket 2019. 

The Jim Naismith One

The Jim Naismith One

May 21, 2019

In this edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by Jim Naismith - grandson of basketball's inventor James - to talk about the game's original coach and his family's connection to its history, and we also hear from Kieron Achara, ahead of a new NBA documentary on the links to Scotland and the Scottish game.

The Damian Jennings One

The Damian Jennings One

May 13, 2019

In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, our guest is former Great Britain head coach Damian Jennings, who tells us about his current role at the University of Calgary and the world of Canadian basketball, his pain at having to step down as national team boss, and the travails of combining parenting with summer golf. 

The Sarah Toeaina One

The Sarah Toeaina One

April 19, 2019

In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we chat to Sheffield Hatters forward Sarah Toeaina about her extraordinary sporting family, a rookie life in Yorkshire, the novel attractions of Easter eggs and the forthcoming WBBL Playoffs.

The Cat Carr One

The Cat Carr One

April 8, 2019

In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by Sevenoaks Suns guard Cat Carr, who tells us about the challenges of growing up as a mixed race kid in New Jersey, the stresses of earning a college scholarship, the quest for self-help, travelling the world, and the chase for a perfect season in the Women's British Basketball League.

The Justin Robinson One

The Justin Robinson One

March 27, 2019

In the latest edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by London Lions and Great Britain guard Justin Robinson who tells us about feeling the love on the mean streets of Brixton, the perils of playing overseas, why the sport domestically has failed to grow properly in recent years and how he'd like to work on gang issues when his career moves on.

The Andrew Lawrence One

The Andrew Lawrence One

March 21, 2019

In this edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by Great Britain guard Andrew Lawrence who tells about life in Italy, how the tricks he learnt at Chelsea translated into basketball, being the youngest Olympian on the 2012 team, recovering from a ACL injury, and how his grandfather inspired him to be a high flyer.

The Mike Tuck One

The Mike Tuck One

March 7, 2019

In this edition of the MVP Cast, we're joined by Mike Tuck of the Sheffield Sharks who talks about the post-Raptors awakening of Canadian basketball, life on the mean streets of Baltimore - and Cyprus, his double life as a marketing man, and his dream testimonial team.