One our favorite former Cyclones, Naz Mitrou-Long, called into the podcast to give us an update on how things are going for him as a professional basketball player.
As Naz was on his way to the gym (where else would he be going?), he talked about how his role has changed going from the collegiate game to the professional game as a member of the Salt Lake City Stars.
We asked him what it was like playing against Georges Niang for the first time and what it will be like coming “home” to Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on December 8th.
Mitrou-Long played for two coaches with vastly different styles in Fred Hoiberg and Steve Prohm. What were the main differences in their styles?
Lindell Wigginton, a blue chip recruit from Canada, is having a great start to his college career. Naz talked about his relationship with the fellow Canadian.
Nick Weiler-Babb has had one of the biggest transformations in recent memory on the basketball court. Having practiced against him numerous times could Naz see this coming?
Mitrou-Long of course took the time to offer words of enthusiasm for the Cyclone men’s basketball and football teams and thank Cyclone fans for their never-ending support of him and the rest of his teammates.
Finally, we asked Naz about the “3sus from Nazareth” nickname and whether or not it has stuck at the professional level.
This was definitely one of our favorite podcasts to record. We think you will enjoy listening as well.
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