The Create Your Shot Podcast:  With Eric Hampford

The guys talk all things AAU hoops, scouting and event operations with Eric Hampford from future150.com. Eric is the GM and National Director of scouting for one of the fastest rising basketball media and event operations companies in the united states.

0:35 – Tyler Introduction
3:15 – Smallz and Tyler break down Eric’s Interview
5:30 – Not going to college/doing what you want to do
7:45 – Smallz learns social media – Gregg Popovich and what separates scouts
9:45 – The importance of working with scouts and evaluators
12:10 – Being ready to take advantage of opportunities
14:35 – BOOK GIVEAWAY – RT podcast link, where did Chris Herren play college basketball?
16:00 – Welcome Eric Hampford
17:15 – What Future150 is, and what Eric does for them from an event and scouting standpoint
20:35 – Eric’s past while trying to make it in scouting
23:50 – How to improve as a scout
26:40 – Focusing on and off the court when evaluating prospects
29:40 – Lonnie Walker and Nassir Little as young prospects
34:30 – Missing prospects and why it happens
39:10 – Dealing with coaches on both sides of the spectrum
43:00 – College coaches recruiting communications
44:05 – The craziness of AAU and youth basketball
45:30 – Tyler has nightmares about middle school basketball parents
47:30 – Eric/Tyler share funny AAU stories
51:12 – Writing a New York Times bestseller about AAU basketball
53:22 — @AAUBingo and working to not show up on the account.
55:40 – TRACKBACK SMALLZ – What changes would Eric make to AAU basketball
57:00 – How Create Your Shot would allow college athletes to make money
59:01 – Tyler loves complaining about the NCAA
1:02:30 — The Big Baller Brand and LaVar and LaMelo Ball
1:05:34 – Eric’s ultimate career goals
1:08:10 – NEW SEGMENT – Rothstein’s
1:08:37 – Zion Williamson
1:10:02 – Romeo Langford
1:10:35 – Mo Bamba
1:11:16 – Michael Porter
1:12:12 – Miles Bridges
1:12:30 – Who would Eric take number 1 overall in the NBA draft
1:15:10 – City Review – Charleston, SC
1:21:10 – Ten Touches
1:21:32 – Funniest interview
1:22:15 – Worst travel experience
1:22:59 – Craziest AAU event Eric has ever covered
1:23:58 – Favorite book and TV Show
1:24:25 – Best AAU matchup of all time
1:24:51 – First time Eric saw someone he knew was a pro
1:25:10 – Eric’s hospitality room experience
1:26:22 – Best city for HS basketball talent
1:26:40 – Best and worst thing about planning a wedding
1:28:10 – TRACKBACK ERIC!!! – Damontrae Jefferson
1:29:10 – Best advice you’ve ever been given
1:30:10 – Face-to-face with 18-year-old self
1:30:50 – Fomobia rears its ugly head
1:33:35 – Get in touch with Eric for advice, ehampford@future150.com and @F150Eric on twitter

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