Basketball Adjacent ft. Jalen Hill (@kingjhill_)

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... See More

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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 athlete and man, how his using his platform to discuss his issues has inspired others, and the Final Four efforts of the 2021 UCLA Basketball team.

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 athlete and man, how his using his platform to discuss his issues has inspired others, and the Final Four efforts of the 2021 UCLA Basketball team.

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Jerrold Smith

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!