2014 Drew League – Podcast: The Impact of the Bigs at The Drew

By: Law Murray

The deepest position at the Drew League are the point guards. From efficient playmakers like Antonio “SwaggChamp” Biglow of Hank’s Houdini’s All-Stars to big scorers like Vince “Body Snatcher” Camper, games at The Drew usually highlight exciting talent in the backcourt.

However, there is talent up front at the Drew League as well. Some teams even feature their frontcourt options, and though their games aren’t always as flashy, their value shouldn’t go unnoticed.

From shorter big men like Craig Smith of C.O.A. and James Boyd of Hank’s Bulldogs, to towering centers like Keith Closs of Hank’s New Image and Mamadou Ndiaye of C.A.B.C., there are many ways big men have made an impact on games. Coaches such as Al Smith of Salvatori’s Nova Stars and Olden Polynice of #Juglife understand the game has changed, but to control the interior effectively, you need an option inside.

Law Murray is in his fourth year in Los Angeles via Philadelphia. He has been at grad school at USC’s Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism since 2012, and graduated from California University of PA in 2009 with a degree in communication studies. Law has also served two years in City Year and covered the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Russia. He specializes in breaking down teams and players on a variety of media platforms.