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Welcome to another episode of a different basketball podcast.
My name is Jordan amount today and for by Andrea Louden Who? The team market owner for the new TBL team, The Anderson Aces.
Andrea, Welcome to the show.
Hey, welcome, Jordan.
How are you? I'm good.
How are you doing? I'm doing great.
Have technical difficulties, but you know, it's all right.
I got a new laptop, you know, we're on the phone.
So we're making a work, right? Yeah.
We're doing the best we can.
So talk to us a little bit of tell us a bit about you.
You're Ah, you're a nurse.
Um, in Indianapolis.
Is that right? Yes.
I am currently in Dorset statements.
A hospital in Indianapolis and nursing is my thing.
That's what I've always done for 20 plus years.
And, uh, it just eyes. It was my calmly.
So that's what I love.
So why, um why do you want to get the basketball? Why do you want to get in tbl? Obviously you have Ah, you have a great career in the nursing industry and and also thank you for being a nurse and thank you to all the doctors and nurses out there dealing with a pandemic.
But tell me a little bit about why you want to get into basketball and why. Tvl.
Well, I I love the game of basketball.
My oldest son started playing basketball when he was three and my philosophy as a mother Waas keep them involved in sports and keep them out of trouble.
Keeping busy and he played both football and basketball throughout is younger years.
It as you got in high school, he kind of beard off in the basketball more that more of his love.
So therefore, um, I don't love with the game of basketball in my youngest son, now Erin, who is 11.
He also loves the game of basketball.
We are actually a basketball family, and we do travel basketball with him, and I am.
I have to say watching my boys play basketball gives me the most joy.
So I just love the name of basketball.
I think is great.
I know that, um, you know, I saw you had a few TVL games this past year.
You know why? Tvo? Why do you Why did you pick there? What? You How do you know the Maglis and talk about that relationship and how it's kind of developed over the past year? Oh, well, the Maglis are just amazing people.
When I met Mr Magri and Mr Magli, they were very welcoming to me.
They have great personalities and I love what the TV l stands for.
It's not just about playing basketball and making money.
It's about, uh, being involved in the community, learning to live like differently.
I like the things that they offer these young kids.
Not everybody could make it into the MBA, although, you know, there is almost every young kids dream, but this gives other men who have great basketball skills and opportunity to use those skills, play basketball, earn a little bit of a living and show their talents on what they have.
And it's a stepping stuff.
Um, for them to maybe look, maybe go to another level, whether it be overseas or, you know, the G league or whatever else may be out there.
So I liked the fact of that.
I I'm like that.
It gives people an opportunity who wouldn't be seen elsewhere.
No, I like that. I know.
So your son, Evan, uh, for the listeners that don't know he plays it with Nor is it Northwood.
No, it is all right.
So I'm ***uely familiar.
Um, you know, he's a good player, you know? What will he ever play in the n b A.
And I don't know, But he could definitely have Ah ah, career overseas or whether it meat, maybe tvl.
Um you know, he's been in the gym and I've seen him play and and there's a lot of guys that are out there like that.
And, you know, there's a lot of high major university guys that will never play in the NBA, and maybe they step to this elite during the cove.
It and, um, you know, go overseas in the next couple of years.
So I think that in that regard, it's it's great, you know? Let's talk a little about Well, when you think about, um, the City of Anderson.
What? Why? Why did you pick Anderson for this team? Well, I mean, Anderson, because Anderson has a really rich history in basketball.
I mean, a lot of people know about this week long.
They, uh do you know, they don't really play in anymore and haven't for a long time, but it still holds a lot of history.
And Anderson, um, I think as a whole, we felt that the community needed a little more.
Entertainment in, you know, kind of things to do for the community as a whole.
And they need, um they need something to bring them together.
And I think best of all is the thing that could do that along with giving them more opportunities, whether it be some employment opportunities, opportunities for the Children to have things to do.
Because unfortunately, um, when the auto industry went out of business and Anderson, you know, they lost a lot of employment there, and unfortunately, they lost a lot of things that would, along with that, like communities for the kids to play in.
And so I think that we can bring a lot of that back to Anderson.
Yeah, I think it's ah.
Ah, great point, actually.
Right before this podcast, I called one of my friends who Ah, he wrote for Black and Gold magazine at Purdue, but he's a big Anderson basketball fans.
So I said, Hey, man, giving me the give me a five minute synopsis over Anderson basketball and you know, Storm and Norman l was the kosher.
For a long time you have torn Lewis.
You have co Jack Fuller.
You have all these guys, Uh, and they you know, three state championships and you know, interesting enough.
He told me, in fact, that Anderson University Anderson the city, um, had the highest employment or unemployment rate in the United States and then in the eighties, and they still had 7000 season ticket holders for the Wigwam.
I think that's just incredible when it's a rich history that hopefully you guys can continue and maybe pick up and bring some of those guys back.
And, um, you know, I think that'd be really cool.
What do you think about bringing a few of those guys back like Troy Taylor and people like that? Oh, well, that is, um that is definitely what we hope to dio, because we we want this to be a community involvement and in order to do that We want them to be excited about what we are really needs them.
And if we could bring people back and we can get people involved that are tied in with the community, I think that's one of the most important things that we can give to them.
And, um, that is kind of our goal here again, I think I said the were community by ties, that that's what it's all about, you know, at the opportunity to go to Anderson.
Last Thursday, I had a meeting there and I got to say a little bit later.
They have these courts outside that are double Bram and it was amazing to see the amount of people that came there and they held a one on one games and it wasn't only the adults, the adult men that were there playing, you had women up there with their kids and the boys were on the courts playing basketball with this, and it was really amazing to see how everybody came together.
And from what I hear, that's not just a one night thing.
They do this most device because again they don't have a lot of places to go and So we hope that at some point we're going to give them or be able to provide for this maybe facilities that they can go to do that because this current time, they don't have, like, a boys club there.
And so that is our goal.
To see what we can do to bring this all together.
Do what? Do you guys know where you're gonna play it yet? We don't know exactly.
Um, we are hoping maybe Anderson University to play out gains.
And there is a small community center.
They are that we are hoping to maybe hold our practice of that.
We've spoken with somebody that has ties in that community center.
And so that is that is our hopes for now, because most think that we will do will be based on Anderson.
We do plan on having camps.
At least one camp is not more for the kids there.
And we are gonna put on some sort of a get together in the park for the community.
So we're hoping to keep it all tied in right there.
What do you What do you think about, um you know, obviously the community and everything you know what opportunities are you gonna provide outside of just the players to 12 guys, they're gonna be on the team.
In the coaching staff, you're gonna have ah, business department with interns, you know, how are you looking toe? Do those type of things.
There's a lot of t.
M o is That's kind of the route.
They take the intern route.
It's a great route to take because you have Anderson University right there.
We plan on providing internships.
We would like to do a broadcasting internships on.
We're looking to do it for hobby internship.
Um, we are definitely We definitely have a social media internship that I believe we already have a candidate that were very impressed with this points.
And I'm sure there will be other things that come along and one with that they are will be jobs that pay positions that we hope to be able to provide for the people in the community, because that's what really this is all about.
At some point, we we want we want bring revenue into that community.
We would like to be able to create some type of jobs in that community It's more than just basketball for us.
No, I think that's great.
Um, I got I got one.
Really? A curious question.
Soft, kind of what? I mean, is there like a restaurant and Anderson, That's like, Go to restaurants.
I'm gonna be out there at some point.
I need I need to go to a restaurant when I get there.
You know, um, I ensure that there is Jordan out of the vehicle.
And when I do, I will get back with you and let you just let you know about that.
Um, So, uh, yeah, that's a question for future.
I have actually one more.
So I'm a big I'm a big golfer, all right.
A big time golfer.
And I tell you, who else? The big time golfers toy Lewis, who played Anderson, and then he played a Purdue, and now he's doing anything he lives in.
Ah, Springboro, Ohio.
You know, I think it be great to have a golf outing.
I know there's a nice course out there somewhere.
Um, but, you know, you could get someone like a Troy Lewis.
Um, you know, maybe I can't Benson golfs and something like that.
But, you know, I think that'd be a cool thing.
And if you ever you ever need somebody come out there and tear up the course, you just let me know.
I Well, I absolutely will.
I you know, they have the kip.
Vincent is actually on board with us, and that is one of the camps that we're hoping to dio.
Somewhere up there in Anderson is a camp with Kent Benson.
We had a meeting with him.
He's an amazing guys, so that will definitely be announced later.
A to be determined type thing.
But there are things like that that we are putting together The city of Anderson will have to look forward to.
That's great for the viewers that don't know Kim Benson's and I, you legend played in the MBA.
Um, I'm almost I'm sure that he was on that on the feet of Value team.
Is that correct? Yes, I believe.
Quinn Buckner, um, Tom Abernathy and all those guys, they're they're all legends.
Um, you know, I think that's enough on on TV on Anderson.
We want to know a little bit more about you, you know, being Ah, female t m o in the lead.
I think that's Ah, great accomplishment.
I think that's a great thing for you to hold your hat on.
You talk about how that makes you feel and talk about the day. That accomplishment.
Well, it's, um I think it's a little bit surreal to me.
Still, at this point, um, as we talked earlier on the nerves And um, that's all I never know.
I went to college and string up high school, and I became a nurse in 21 years old, and that's what I have lived for.
So this is Steffy completely out of my comfort zone.
Um, but I'm very excited, Um, a little nervous, but I'm very fortunate in the fact that I think I have amazing, uh, people on my team that are going to help guide us to great victories.
And I don't just mean victories on the floor, but between off the court as well.
And so I'm very, very fortunate in that.
And I'm looking to have a very fun and amazing season ahead of me as faras the travel and people and just the games in general.
I very, very excited and also what all comes with that to all the all the stuff that we're gonna hope we deal to do with kids and Anderson and just the whole roll.
Everything that encompasses.
I'm really, really excited.
And and let's I feel absolutely blessed that I've been giving, um, given this opportunity, um, and been able to be in the position that I waas to come on board and and be with Anderson Aces.
Oh, I think that's great.
I think you should be proud of yourself.
And I know your families proud.
Um, you know, I think it's ah, great.
A great spot to be in.
And it's a rich history.
I've I've never played in the Wigwam I've shot six shots when I was 12 years old at a halftime at the Wigwam, But I was six for six.
So that's like my only memory.
Um, yeah, you know, I wasn't that good, but you know, now you see those 666 for six, the wigwam.
I'd love to go back to see what I can do.
I think a lot of people would love to see that place restored.
I don't know that that will ever happen or not.
But, you know, I just kind of think that Anderson and basketball go hand in hand.
And that's why when I was deciding, where would we like to have a team at Anderson just kind of jumped out.
And I also had, um, multiple people who felt that that would be amazing thing for the City of Angels and as well, so far real quick before we get into our speed around, which is my favorite part of the show, Um, we'll talk about Have you guys just decided to schedule combines yet? Are you guys gonna? So if I You know, I've asked all the tea in both of Campbell a show if I'm a player and I want to play for the Anderson Aces.
How do I do that? How do I I don't get that ball rolling.
Yet we have Our first combine is going to be in here, say, and we have some days, but I want to make sure that they're locked it before I actually announce them to anyone but a within by the end of the month or so.
I would definitely, uh, playing on if you if anyone is when you become through a combine plan on coming sometime in the month of all this.
Hopefully, as long as everything works out, as I anticipate that it will, we will have one in Anderson sometime this month.
And then from there we are.
Our plan is to kind of and has different combines.
We don't want to go far out.
You want to stay maybe, like we're Wayne on And maybe down South somewhere are different places in out, you know, in the outsports, maybe of Indiana.
And you know, we'll we'll be posting those on our websites.
Awesome social media.
So it's really about, you know, if you're interested, just keeping an eye open and we will definitely be getting those dates and times and locations out there a straight.
Now are you Are you ready for the ah, for the speed round? Okay.
OK, so So the speed round. You have one minute.
And you have one minute to answer as many questions as possible.
Throw them all out at you if, ah, if you can get all the questions in a minute, you win.
If Ah, If you don't, I get the win.
So we were a little little competition on the show.
Let me when you pull up my timer here.
Well, get ready to get rolling.
You ready for this one? If you get if you get more than if you get more than three questions Ah, you beat Evelyn.
Evelyn got three.
OK, so you could definitely You can definitely do that.
You ready? I'm ready.
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I want remind everyone.
Tvl combines. They're about to start ramping up.
Next Combines in Memphis, Tennessee, August 22nd.
Sign up online at the basketball league dot Net.
See you there, Andrea.
I really appreciate you coming on show.
There's a lot of fun any time.
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