This week for LMU Basketball host Jesse Kass talks to LMU Senior Guard James Batemon about his recent final season at LMU, his favorite moments with the program, and his journey through Junior College in North Dakota to make it to the Division 1 level. James also talks about working in a factory growing up, graduating from LMU, his hometown Milwaukee Bucks’ playoff run, and his goals of playing professional basketball following his Lions career.
For the past 7 years, Jesse Kass has served as play-by-play broadcaster for LMU Men’s Basketball. Jesse has called every LMU game since the 2012-13 season and brings a deep passion and knowledge of the program. Along with his role as the voice of Lions Basketball, Jesse has also provided play-by-play and color commentary for various teams and programs in the Los Angeles area. Jesse also produced and co-hosted the satellite radio program “After the Game” with NBA legend Gary Payton and hosted his own sports talk podcast called “Listen Up!” In addition to these hosting roles, Jesse also wrote for NBA websites Clippers101 and ClickOn Sports. Jesse brings his vast basketball knowledge and connection to the Lions program to give you the best insight into everything LMU Basketball.