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Friday, June 14, 2024

Inside the Shadowy Youth Basketball Talent Factories

  • American youth basketball relies on a talent pipeline funded by sneaker and apparel companies like Nike and Under Armour.
  • Filmmaker Mike Nicoll spent years exploring the ins and outs of that world for a new documentary, ‘The Spoils.’
Team Fermin, the AAU program idealized by Pocono Mountain Wes great Christian Fermin, has practice at West High School on May 21, 2024

American youth basketball relies on a talent pipeline funded by sneaker and apparel companies. Filmmaker Mike Nicoll spent years exploring that world for a new documentary, The Spoils. He joins the show to discuss what he learned and the incentives that system creates.

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