15 Aug

By Justin Young
National Hoops Report

After covering college and high school basketball for nearly a decade, I really wanted to try my hand at covering college football. I’m a fan of the game. I love the pageantry. I love the crispness of fall air. I love the sound of the band. I love the college kids. All of the same things that attracted me to college basketball drew me to Saturdays and football.

When I left Georgia in 2009 and ventured West to Oregon, it didn’t take long for me to find a place to help achieve this bucket list item.

I walked into a company called Brooke Communications and within six hours later, I had a job there. The job, in turn, allowed me to cover college football, talk sports on the radio and launch a website. I was lucky enough to have a successful show with a great co-host, Brian Prawitz.

I resigned from that position last week and now have my sights set on new things. So what now?

I’m headed back to Georgia, my home. I accepted a position as a managing partner of a digital marketing firm. I am excited about its opportunities.

To set the record straight, I am not returning to Georgia for basketball. Georgia Hoops is not returning, at least not anytime in the near future.

The National Hoops Report isn’t going anywhere though. If you’ve read the site regularly (and if you have, thank you), I have pulled the reigns back on coverage. I’ve had my hands full with my new project, preparing for a cross-country move and getting in as much family time as I can. I’ll be separated from them for nearly two months so I can dive into the new position and prepare for our return back.

The NHR Top 100 will continue. The news and notes of the game will continue. However, things will be noticeably slower this week because of the long days on the open road and then again in October.

In the meantime, I’d love to catch up while driving. I only have 40 hours plus to chat. College coaches please feel free to email me your number ( Let’s catch up. Let’s talk about story ideas. Let’s talk about your team.

As far as Oregon is concerned, visit it. It is a beautiful place with interesting people. The football is pretty great. The basketball is emerging. You never know what you may find.


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