According to his coach, Dexter Kernich-Drew has more than enough athletic ability to be successful in the Pac-10. via www.waverleybasketball.com
It's amazing what a little e-mail can get you.
In my (largely fruitless) hunt for information on WSU's newest basketball player, Australian Dexter Kernich-Drew, I decided to take a flier and send an e-mail to his club in Melbourne and see if anyone would be willing to jump on the podcast.
Turns out, Kernich-Drew's coach Simon Giovannoni was more than willing to get on the phone for a half an hour from halfway round the world and talk about his player. We discussed how Kernich-Drew ended up at WSU, what his strengths are as a basketball player, what's realistic to expect in terms of contribution this year, and what he needs to work on.
As an additional bonus, Giovannoni was Brock Motum's coach for two years at the Australian Institute of Sport, so he was able to provide some perspective there as well.
There's a ton of information in this interview that you won't find anywhere else. Enjoy! (We've been saying that a lot, haven't we? But it seems appropriate.)
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