NBA FCP FAMILY

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Danny Thompson- Creator and Host of NBA Full Court Press Radio and Lead Columnist of NBAFCPRADIO.COM

Danny Thompson was born to do basketball. After his mother pleaded for a Television inside the delivery room, so that she wouldn’t miss her favorite team the Philadelphia 76ers play in the NBA Finals. Danny was born into a basketball life.

After graduation of High School, Danny attended Winston-Salem State University and majored in Broadcast Journalism in 2001. After leaving WSSU, he started his Journalism career writing for RealGM.com from 2005-07 writing for his hometown Charlotte Bobcats. He also had time to contribute to NFL Draft Blitz.com during the 2006 season writing about the Carolina Panthers.

After moving to Orlando, Florida in 2008, Danny created “The Weekly Playbook” on blogtalkradio.com and hosted the show for parts of 2 years, before becoming a Gameplay and Roster Designer for EA Sports NBA Live Series. During this time he assisted in the release of the PlayStation 4 and XBOX One version of NBA Live 14.

Now after 6 years away from doing online radio, in late July he started NBA Full Court Press Radio and is committed to making the Best NBA Show on the Air and on the Web.

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Ethan Stern- NBAFCP Columnist/Lead Editor

Ethan is a  Rutgers University graduate and an aspiring Information Technology Risk Management professional, but has always loved sports his whole life. He grew up watching Jordan’s Bulls and was first introduced to the nuance of the NBA by the early 2000’s Sacramento Kings. As a San Francisco native, Ethan is currently enjoying the success of the Warriors and is even more excited to parlay his love of sports into a creative outlet as a columnist at Full Court Press Radio.

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Melanie Garber- NBAFCP Columnist/Team Schedule Expert

Melanie was born in Pittsburgh PA and moved to the suburbs of Los Angeles at the age of 8.  She graduated from UCLA with a double major in psychology and economics.  It was at UCLA where she fell in love with basketball and she would regularly camp outside at Pauley Pavilion for days on end just to get an awesome seat.  For a number of years, Melanie was exclusively a college basketball fan and didn’t pay much attention to the NBA. But once the NBA instituted the minimum age forcing some of the best prospects to go to college, this helped Melanie gain familiarity with them and desire to follow them onto the NBA.  Since then Melanie’s interest has shifted almost exclusively to the NBA.

Melanie is an avid Oklahoma City Thunder fan, regularly stating that “whoever drafted Russell Westbrook, was also drafting her loyalty”.  Melanie has combined her love of basketball with a passion for statistics and analytics.  In addition to being an NBAFCP columnist she is also the co-host of an NBA podcast called The Four Point Play and is the creator of the new Toughest Schedule Remaining metric.

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Cameron McGuire- NBAFCP Columnist

A sports enthusiast who’s excited to write about one of my greatest interests: sports.  Born in Michigan but I’m a fan of many Florida teams from the Orlando Magic to the Tampa Bay Bucs, but I’ll always have a soft spot for the team from my home state the Detroit Lions.

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Gregory Small- NBAFCP Columnist/D-League Insider

Gregory “G” Small is a self-proclaimed “Student of Basketball” who has been chronicling the NBA since 2008 as an author and producer for LakerNation.com, lead media manager for LakeShowLife.com, and as a sports reporter for the California Crusader newspaper. His work has been featured on AM 570 Radio in Los Angeles, AM570Radio.com, Fox Sports West, FoxSports.com and SportsIllustrated.com

He currently serves as Editor in Chief for RunTheTriangle.com, LLC.

But the freshest thing about G-Small is that he played a basketball player for two seasons on the hit TNBC show Hang Time in the 90’s!

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Curt Jenkins- NBAFCP Columnist/76ers Correspondent

Curtis Jenkins, born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. Philly sports fan across the board and proud of it. Typical diet includes, soft pretzels, water ice, TasteyKakes & cheesesteaks!

An Avid Twitter junkie and I have a huge love for the Sixers. Still “trusting the process” and taking you on the journey via my articles along the way.

Deionte Watts- NBAFCP Columnist and NBA Prospects Specialist

Deionte Watts was born September 4th, 1996 in Charlotte North Carolina. A student of the game Deionte has been involved from a players position with basketball since the time he was 3.

It was in middle school,where Deionte developed a deep passion for writing and covering sports, he began hangingout at local sports radio stations and Beasley Media Group station gaining and taking in as much information as possible. Watts continued to play basketball competitively throughout high school and at Roanoke College. Now a student at Winston-Salem State University, Deionte is working towards obtaining degrees in both Business Management and Mass Communication.

Being employed by Beasley Media Group is where Deionte came up with the ideas for DynamicScoop. A few short months later in September of 2015. DynamicScoop was created as a source of information and basketball exposure based in North Carolina, that aims to helps Student-athletes reach “Success beyond Success”.

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Shane Murphy- NBAFCP Columnist and Nets Correspondent

Shane Murphy is a 20 year old college student who currently attends Western Connecticut State University. He fell in love with the game of basketball, when he first started playing in rec. leagues as a young kid growing up in Ridgefield, CT. His favorite pro team is the Brooklyn Nets, whom he first started following in the early 2000’s. This led him to start following the NBA as a whole religiously from that time on. Over the
years after developing a strong passion for his team, it now has compelled him to share his opinions on the Nets and the rest of the league. He’s ready to keep you informed about “Brook-Lin” throughout the rebuilding seasons ahead, as they try to reclaim the glory days of old when they had the likes of Kidd, Martin, Jefferson, and Kittles.

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Eric Leyer- NBAFCP Columinst and Jazz Correspondent

Born and raised in Utah, Eric started playing soccer at the age of 5. His love for basketball started shortly thereafter as he watched the Utah Jazz develop into an NBA contender. In his early teens, Eric switched from soccer to basketball, playing Junior Jazz for several seasons. Shaking hands with Utah Jazz players were some of his happiest moments. He spent hours most evenings after school shooting hoops on his slanted driveway, where his dad had hung a backboard above the carport, and annoying neighbors by blasting loud music.

Eric also lived in Dallas and Chicago, where he was able to attend some games and gain a greater appreciation for the NBA while maintaining his love for the Jazz.

Eric’s love for sports is only outdone by his love for writing. He graduated with a degree in Creative Writing from Westminster College in Salt Lake City. In fifth grade, he won a poetry contest and read his poem on the radio. Since then, he has had two more poems and three short stories published. Now he shares his love for basketball as he writes for NBAFCP.

 

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