On this episode of the Basketball Adjacent podcast, Jerrold Smith is joined by Alex Carmon, founder and operator of Beach City Hoops, the online hub for So Cal youth basketball highlights. Jerrold talks with Alex about the ever-changing landscape of high school basketball, his mission and focus behind Beach City Hoops and what he hopes … Continued
On this episode of the Basketball Adjacent podcast, Jerrold Smith is joined by Sweet Life Los Angeles cast members Jordan Bentley, P’Jae Compton, Jaylenn Hart, Kofi Jones and Rob Lee. The group talks about understanding Black men and mental health, snippet seen in Sweet Life Los Angeles Season 1, Episode 8 currently streaming exclusively on … Continued
On this episode of the Basketball Adjacent podcast, Jerrold Smith is joined by Miki Guerra, founder and operator of The Mag Park sneaker and apparel stores. Miki talks with Jerrold about the history behind the Mag Park and what all lead to the stores founding within a booming sneaker industry, how sneaker culture and the … Continued
On this episode of the Basketball Adjacent podcast, Jerrold Smith is joined by now former UCLA Basketball Player Jalen Hill. Jalen recently took to social media to announce his retirement from basketball, and express the personal anxiety he’s dealt with the past few years. Jalen talks with Jerrold about dealing with anxiety as a Black … Continued
On this episode of The Basketball Adjacent Podcast, after a brief hiatus, Jerrold Smith is joined by USC Grad and 2020 NBA Draft prospect Jonah Mathews. Jonah talks with Jerrold about his time playing at USC, his game-winner versus cross-town rival UCLA, his highly anticipated clothing line Saints & Sinners, and his preparation for this … Continued
On this episode of the Basketball Adjacent podcast, professional hooper Shannon Evans joins Jerrold Smith to talk about being an under-recruited prospect, his college career at Buffalo and ASU, his relationship with legendary player & coach Bobby Hurley, playing overseas, giving back to his hometown community of Suffolk, VA and more!
On this episode of the Basketball Adjacent podcast, Arizona grad transfer Max Hazzard joins Jerrold Smith to talk about his storied undergrad career at UC Irvine, his transfer experience, differences in mid-major and high-majors programs, his family’s PAC-12 legacy, building a brand under NCAA limitations, life after college and more!
On this episode of the Basketball Adjacent podcast, professional hooper Gerry Blakes joins Jerrold Smith to talk about his path to the pros, life playing overseas, his up-and-coming lifestyle brand Grow4Ever, and more!
Adjacent with Jordin Canada: On this episode of the Basketball Adjacent podcast, WNBA star Jordin Canada joins Jerrold Smith to talk about her WNBA career with the Seattle Storm, the upcoming (quarantined) WNBA season, her time at UCLA, her transition into the league, how she gives back to her community and much more!
On this episode of the Basketball Adjacent podcast, digital media LEGEND Josiah Johnson joins Jerrold Smith to talk about the legendary UCLA Basketball program, legendary family ties, Comedy Central’s Legends of Chamberlain Heights, and how to leave your own legendary imprint in the tv and digital media space.
The name Jerrold Smith may sound familiar. A former Bruin basketball player, he is also known for having one of the most unique walk-on stories in college basketball. Originally a Bruin Women’s Basketball practice scout, Jerrold showed an unmatchable work ethic that caught the eye of the Men’s team where he was eventually able to walk on in 2014. His efforts paid off in full when he was able to earn a full scholarship under then-coach Steve Alford. His perseverance on the court was only matched by his acumen for business. Now taking on the world of entertainment, formerly of CAA sports and now of Westbrook Inc. in the brand partnerships realm, Jerrold knows how to transfer the skills of basketball into the business world and beyond!