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The Podium Pod episode 11: The Final Countdown, previewing the World Cup with Matt Logue

The Podium Pod episode 11: The Final Countdown, previewing the World Cup with Matt Logue

Early tournament MVP picks, best five and more. Also, caramel latte.

Welcome to The Podium Pod: The Race for Naismith, a new podcast series that aims to cover the Australian Boomers as they begin their quest for a medal once again, this time in the FIBA 2023 Basketball World Cup.

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Host Adam Webster leads the show together with journalist Tom Hersz and for longtime followers of The Pick and Roll, familiar faces and seasoned voices in Ben Mallis and Jacob Doole. Tom, Jacob and Ben will be travelling and following the action at ground level, adding their perspectives as the games play out.

In this episode: Adam, Tom and Ben are joined by News Corp’s basketball journalist Matt Logue. They discuss caramel lattes, the Okinawa climate and how that could impact the team’s new high-intensity play style. Also covered: early picks for the best five this tournament, MVP, medal hopes and more.

Follow Matt Logue on Twitter (X) at @mattlogue7.

All 82 games in the FIBA 2023 World Cup will be available live via ESPN Australia. Games featuring the Australian Boomers, Team USA and finals will be available via Kayo Freebies at no charge.


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In addition to this podcast show, The Pick and Roll will be covering the FIBA 2023 Basketball World Cup over socials (@PickandRollAU) and editorial content on our website as always.

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