Arkansas Razorback Basketball Legend – Scotty Thurman

Arkansas Razorback Basketball Legend – Scotty Thurman

Arkansas Razorback basketball legend and current head basketball coach at Parkview High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, Scotty Thurman joins Johnny and Elias for another fun and exciting episode of Life & Laughs Podcast! Scotty talks about life growing up in Ruston, Louisiana and where he found his love for the game of basketball. We find out what it was like for him being a part of the 1994 NCAA Championship Basketball Team and making the shot that helped win the title! Scotty discusses his relationship with Corliss Williamson, Nolan Richardson, and Mike Anderson and what they mean to his life today. He even tells us a funny story about Corliss Williamson from their college days. Scotty continues by describing what it was like being invited to the White House and speaking from the Rose Garden as well as a lot of the other positive effects of being a part of that team and hitting the game winning shot. Scotty talks about his time after leaving school early and playing in many countries overseas. We also find out the many accomplishments Scotty has made since his playing days. He then explains what it was like being back on the sidelines at the University of Arkansas as a coach instead of a player and what the University has meant to him and his family. We then discuss the challenges and rewards of coaching High School age kids as opposed to College kids and his love for what he does. Scotty discusses the talented players he has on his team this year and the prospects of the upcoming season. We get Scotty’s predictions on Mayson Jones and Isiah Joe and where he thinks they may go in the NBA Draft and their possible futures as professionals. We get his opinion on possible changes to the rules and regulations of the game of basketball. We even find out what his favorite Christmas gift was, his favorite childhood toy, his first car, and what he wants for Christmas this year. You will love this interesting and fun interview with one of the greatest basketball players to ever play for the Arkansas Razorbacks on this episode of Life & Laughs Podcast with Johnny Sanchez and Elias Isreal!

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