Johnjay's Riding the Bench

Johnjay's Riding the Bench

As a dad of 3 athletic boys, Johnjay had no where to turn to when it came to the world of youth basketball. So he's sharing his journey and interviewing people that have been instrumental in his learning the game of basketball and in his son Kemp’s training. This is the NUMBER ONE sports podcast.

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December 2, 2020 73 min
Today, Johnjay sits down with Athletic Director of PHHoenix Prep, John Ortega, and Mikey Davis of The Grind Session. The Grind Session is the FIRST EVER winter circuit of elite High School Basketball Events and Mike Davis is their Videographer and Sportscaster.

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Johnjay sits down with women's WBB coach Erik Deroo about his coaching style, tips on youth training, and his TikTok account that Johnjay is obsessed with!
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In this COVID-19 edition of Riding the Bench, Johnjay again sits down with Phil Beckner who is involved with NBA player development, as well as consulting for the league. In addition to that, he's the personal shooting coach for Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers!​
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Johnjay sits down to have a conversation with Samson Kayode who is the assistant director of the men's national team for USA. They talk about all things basketball, and the 5 traits of DNA that are looked for in a young player.
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February 12, 2020 42 min
Johnjay sits down with Attitude is Free founder, Brett Hardt Sr. The topic of conversation centers around Bret's story of being a Dad involved with youth basketball. The podcast takes a turn when the subject turns to Kobe Bryant. Listen to the end to hear the story about how Kobe was at Brett's house just a little over a month ago.

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February 5, 2020 47 min
Johnjay sits down with 2nd year Portland Trailblazers player Anfernee Simons, along with his father Charles. They discuss Anfernee's path to the NBA as well as what his father instilled in him to make it to where he is today!
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November 20, 2019 54 min
Johnjay sits down with former NBA All-Star & current Dallas Mavericks VP, Cedric Ceballos! Cedric talks about his days playing with the Suns-Lakers-Heat as well as his current role in the NBA. Also, stay stick around to hear the story about how Cedric was discovered at a Taco Bell.
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Melvin Booker sits down with Johnjay to talk about his days playing in the NBA as well as how he molded his son Devin Booker into the superstar he is today.
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November 6, 2019 61 min
Johnjay sits down with former Portland Trailblazers player, and current coach Craig Neal. In addition to being Nevada's current AHC, John has coached for 3 college teams and played for over 6 NBA teams. John Ortega sits in this podcast as well!
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Johnjay sits down with the University of Arizona men's basketball coach to talk about his tenure with the Wildcats as well as what it takes to play NCAA basketball.

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Follow Kemp: @kempskorner
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Johnjay sits down with Phil Beckner who is involved with NBA player development, as well as consulting for the league. In addition to that, he's the personal shooting coach for Damian Lillard of the Portland Trailblazers!​
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October 16, 2019 40 min
Johnjay sits down with Gil & Puff Johnson to talk about training, nutrition, and recovery. They also talk about Gil's older son Cam who was just picked up by the Phoenix Suns.
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Johnjay sits down with former NBA player Pace Mannion to talk about his years in the NBA, and what he did to prep his son for a Division 1 scholarship​ at The University of Arizona.
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Johnjay has a conversation with Al Terry, the father of ​current University of Arizona recruit, Dalen Terry. They talk about what the recruiting process is like and what Johnjay can expect with his son, Kemp.
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September 25, 2019 51 min
Johnjay sits down with coach Chuck Howard to talk about his gym League of Champions, as well as the process of being a father to a child that is vying for a college scholarship. Chuck is also the director of health and wellness at GCU.
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Johnjay interviews Coach John Ortega who is the ​owner of PHHoenix Prep Fire, as well as the president of Arizona select boys basketball. They talk about what kids look for when fielding offers from colleges, as well as the advantages of young players gravitating towards club ball.
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September 10, 2019 59 min
Johnjay interviews player development coach, Vaughn Compton. They talk about Vaughn's upbringing as well as what it takes to make it in the game of basketball.
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