1. BRIDGING THE GAP WITH – JORDAN MCLAUGHLIN

    March 27, 2014 | | 0

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  2. We are looking for interns in the Bay Area!

    January 20, 2014 | | 0

    Overview:
    Ballers Bridge is a basketball technology company that is located in San Francisco, CA. In addition to building tools that help coaches scout hs/grassroots basketball players more efficiently, we are also obsessed with all things content, specifically video content. We are currently looking to fill two positions that will be focused on capturing/editing video content.
    As a start-up we are looking for dedicated, hungry individuals who are looking to build a lasting career with an emerging start-up. In addition to being a dedicated, goal-driven person, we need you to be fun. Our company is built around basketball, we like to keep things light!
    All interested candidates send resume and cover letter to: armand@ballersbridge.com
     
    Video Editor:
    Roles and Responsibilities:
     -Prepping film/footage so that we can redistribute via our social media channels
    -Create highlight films of players and teams from across the country
    -Archiving and media managing. We need someone who is organized and will keep all footage/film secure and organized
    -Other duties or special projects may be assigned
    Qualifications:
     -MUST be a go-getter who wants to work and grow with an emerging start-up
    -Attention to detail is a must
    -Must be familiar with the game of basketball
    -Ability to work independently and multi-task
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     Videographer:
     Roles and Responsibilities:
     -Will be asked to travel to HS basketball games in the Northern California
    -Responsible for transferring media files to a designated Ballers Bridge team member when captured
    -Possibility that you will be asked to travel to LA and Las Vegas at various points throughout the spring/summer. We would handle accommodations
    Qualifications:
     -MUST be a go-getter who wants to work and grow with an emerging start-up
    -Attention to detail is a must
    -Must be familiar with the game of basketball.
    -Ability to work independently and multi-task

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  3. BEST HS DUNKERS ft. Stanley Johnson, Cliff Alexander, Theo Pinson & MORE

    November 21, 2013 | | 0

    I spent the past three days watching dunk after dunk to find the best dunkers in high school basketball (rough life, I know). It was really tough to narrow down the list, so I apologize if your favorite guy didn’t make the list. Dying to tell me who I missed? Tweet me @SheilaMikailli

    Enjoy.

    THEO PINSON (@tpinsonn)

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    Theo Pinson dunked over his own momma at the 2013 Under Armour Elite 24.

    STANLEY JOHNSON (@StanMan_41)

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     Arizona commit Stanley Johnson (2014) won the Spalding Hoophall Dunk Contest with this fantastic dunk.

    REX PFLUEGER (@Rexpflueger_1)

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    Mater Dei’s Rex Pflueger (2015) made SportsCenter Top 10 with this nasty dunk!

    SEVENTH WOODS

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    It’s really hard to believe Seventh Woods (Hammond, 2016) is only 14 years old here.

    TERRANCE FERGUSON (@TerranceFerguso)

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    Terrance 2K Ferguson (2016) has some serious bounce!

    MALIK MONK (@AhmadMonk)

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    Another freshman with incredible dunks. Watch more of his monster dunks here:

    KWE’ PARKER (@iJump_tooMuch)

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    Kwe Parker’s (Trinity Christian, 2016) windmill dunk off an alley-oop made it as NUMBER ONE on SportsCenter’s Top 10.

    CLIFF ALEXANDER (@humblekid11)

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    Kansas commit Cliff Alexander (2014) has shattered glasses and made it on Sportcenter for his powerhouse dunks.

    DERRICK JONES (@_DerrickJ24_)

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    Did we forget someone? Have an awesome dunk you want to send in? Tweet me and let me know!  @SheilaMikailli 
     
    Sheila Mikailli joined the Ballers Bridge team as the Director of PR and Marketing in 2013. With a background in college basketball reporting, sports marketing, and events, she also works as a consultant for athletes in brand management, financial literacy and public relations. You can find her tweeting away at your local Starbucks. Follow Sheila on Twitter @SheilaMikailli

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  4. BRIDGING THE GAP WITH – REX PFLUEGER

    November 19, 2013 | | 0

    Shooting guard Rex Pflueger (Mater Dei High School) talks with Ballers Bridge’s Sheila Mikailli about his blowout summer, his recent visit to Stanford, transferring to Mater Dei and more.

    Sheila Mikailli joined the Ballers Bridge team as the Director of PR and Marketing in 2013. With a background in college basketball reporting, sports marketing, and events, she also works as a consultant for athletes in brand management, financial literacy and public relations. You can find her tweeting away at your local Starbucks. Follow Sheila on Twitter @SheilaMikailli

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  5. BRIDGING THE GAP WITH – AHMAAD RORIE

    November 18, 2013 | | 0

    Sheila Mikailli and Ballers Bridge sit down with standout guard Ahmaad Rorie (Montverde) to talk about his future as a Cal Bear, academics,  tattoos, and more.

    Sheila Mikailli: You’re originally from Washington and recently transferred to the renowned Montverde in Florida.  How’s life out there?

    Ahmaad Rorie: It’s going good. I just had to adjust to the time difference, but other than that everything’s good. School and basketball is good.

    SM: You played at a couple of high schools out in Washington before you transferred to Moteverde now for your senior year. What made you choose this school?

    AR: I felt it was the right time. I didn’t want to go to a prep school too early. I wanted to spend the year right before I went to college in prep school.

    SM: Berkeley and Montverde both have pretty high academic standards. Did that play a role in your decision to transfer?

    AR: That was actually the main reason. They have the best academics and the best basketball. I was trying to get the best of both worlds, just like I will at Cal.

    Academics is important to me because of the way I was raised. My mom always tells me to focus on things other than basketball.

    988513SM: How has it been playing for Coach Boyle? How’s your relationship with him?

    AR: It’s been good. He’s really pushing me to be my best. There’s  no slacking off or nothing allowed. You gotta come and do what you do every day.

    SM: We last talked when you came out to Cali for your official visit to Cal a couple of months ago, and you just made it official on signing day last week. How was your trip out there?

    AR: It was actually a lot better than I thought it would be. I thought Berkeley was a boring place because when I went out there on my unofficial it was Spring Break, so there weren’t a lot of people around. This trip was really fun. I got to play with all the players, chatted up with all the coaches, went to a couple parties. It was just a real successful weekend, especially to get away from the dorm life for a couple of days. I got to see my mom, too, so it was probably the best weekend I’ve had so far.

    SM: Yeah Berkeley is definitely not a boring place by any means (laughs).

    Tell me a little bit about your tattoos. You have 5 of them, right?

    AR: Hold up (Long pause as he counts his tattoos). Yeah, I have 5.

    My first tattoo is prayer hands with a basketball. I really just like that tattoo a lot because I pray every night before I go to sleep, and I added a basketball because I love to play basketball.

    I also got a bible verse underneath it. It’s my favorite bible verse: “I can do all things in Christ which strengthens me”.  And then I have a picture of my mom’s face on my forearm, because I love my mom. Let’s see… I got a tiger which is my favorite animal because I feel like it represents strength and courage. And then I got Jesus on the cross on my chest.

    SM: Plan to add any tattoos in the near future?

    Yeah, I’m going to get a sleeve before I go to Cal. My mom doesn’t want me to get too much though. I probably will finish my chest and get my grandparents faces tatted.

    SM: Sounds like you’re really close to your family. Has your mom been your biggest mentor in this process?

    AR: Yeah, I’m close to my mom’s side. My mom is a big mentor. My AAU coach is pretty much like my dad, really. I also have an uncle down here who lives about 20 minutes away who helped me make the decision to come down here. And then my trainer up in Tacoma, those four are pretty much my mentors.

    SM: Are there any things you want to work on this year before you make that jump to college

    AR: 
I just want to make sure I’m leading my team this year.

    SM: Have you had a chance to get to know the guys and mesh with the team a bit?

    AR: Yeah, I know all of them from playing AAU. We’re all real cool out here.

    Sheila Mikailli joined the Ballers Bridge team as the Director of PR and Marketing in 2013. With a background in college basketball reporting, sports marketing, and events, she also works as a consultant for athletes in brand management, financial literacy and public relations. You can find her tweeting away at your local Starbucks. Follow Sheila on Twitter @SheilaMikailli

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