#PSBAllAccess: “Elite Basketball Academy Camp Director” – Mar. 10, 2017

When I started Peach State Basketball, I remembering telling my dad that I never saw the camp directors who ran the ones I grew up attending except for the first hour and last hour of camp. They definitely weren’t coaching my team at camp.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

I made myself a promise to grow the game by making sure all of our campers leave feeling like they learned something from me personally. Hopefully, when they stop playing that hands on influence will help them want to give back to the same game that has raised me.

Working with up-and-coming prospects like Isaiah Reed of Fla., make me remember my days at camp and how much I took away from each experience. It’s a privilege to be in this position not a right. I take that very seriously and am grateful to be able to work with the next generation. My biggest goal is to give them a person in their life who they can look up to. Hopefully, they see how hard I work and realize they can be even more productive as an adult than I ever will be.

Hopefully, our crew is just getting started and my actions will continue to lead us all the way down the pathway to success.

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#PSBSportsChop: “Mind Over Body: Playing in the N.F.L. at 38” – Terence Newman – Mar. 10, 2017

It’s rare for a cornerback to survive a decade in the N.F.L. let alone 15 seasons. That’s exactly what Terence Newman of the Minnesota Vikings is in the process of doing. Most guys get moved from cornerback to safety as they age but Newman is defying the odds. He gives us a look at how he’s managed to beat the numbers:

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

The Breakdown:

Newman provides a fairly in-depth breakdown of what he does to prepare all year long. He’s the oldest cornerback in the league by five years and made 1.65 million last season so I’m definitely paying attention to how he’s making it happen. It was a good read even for me as I continue to change my way of living (exercise and food intake).

READ THE ARTICLE: Mind Over Body: Playing in the N.F.L. at 38 | The New York Times

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#PSBSportsChop: “The Tree” – Jeff Capel – Mar. 10, 2017

Duke associate head basketball coach Jeff Capel III has long been a favorite of mine dating back to his playing days at Duke. Capel was so talented that legendary hip-hop artist Tupac Shakur wore his Blue Devil jersey at one point. Like us all, Capel III has a family. His father, Jeff II, was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease). Capel III took time to document the highs, lows and the stories that have defined his relationship with his father over the years in this article.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

The Breakdown:

This article almost brought me to tears. At one point, Capel is complaining about Duke wanting sympathy while starting on the No. 2 team in the country as a freshman.

Capel’s dad tells him β€œMan, SHUT THE F*** UP. Stop calling home and complaining. And just play.”

READ THE ARTICLE: The Tree | The Players’ Tribune

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#iTunesSounds: Trey Songz – “Tremaine” – Mar. 3, 2017

Trey Songz has elevated himself to the top of the RnB world through a combination of his music and his appearance. Songz aka “Mr. Steal Your Girl” is back with his latest album on March 24th. He’s releasing a single a week to coincide with his web series, “The Playboy.” To date, he’s released three songs and it has a feel that reminds me of arguably his most complete studio ready album, Ready (2009).

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

The Breakdown:

All three tracks are quality music. My favorite might be the most recent release, “Song Goes Off.” Listen to all three songs here:

Nobody Else But You

Playboy

Song Goes Off

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#FreshStyleFits: β€œBrandon’s Closet” – Reebok Question’s – Mar. 3, 2017

Allen Iverson is pound-for-pound one of the best guards in NBA history. His partnership with Reebok has spanned more than 20 years producing one of the best selling signature shoes of all time in the Reebok Question’s. Reebok teamed up with the retailer RUVilla to re-release the shoe in an exclusive colorway.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

The Breakdown:

I own both the latest RUVilla collab and the original 76ers inspired colorway.

You can buy the RUVilla version here: Iverson “Liberty” ($129)

Here’s a look at each:

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#PSBAllAccess: β€œSo Much More” – Season 1, Episode 4 – Feb. 26, 2017

***The PSBAllAccess video series is designed to give our viewers an in-depth look at how our team found their passion, who we are on assignment and what we like to do in our free time.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

It happens often in our circle that I find added motivation from people outside of the basketball industry.

I talk about some of my outside influences and my personal attempt to level up in 2017.

Watch PSBAllAccess: “So Much More”

Executive Producers: Jordan Davis, Larry Rhinehart

This Episode’s Soundtrack:

“So Much More” – Big Sean
“Sunday Morning Jetpack” – Big Sean

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#FreshStyleFits: “Brandon’s Closet” – Chance The Rapper x New Era – Feb. 16, 2017

Chance The Rapper had a banner 2016 capped off recently by winning multiple Grammy Awards off of a mixtape that was solely produced digitally with no hard copies distributed or sold. Along the way, he introduced his base to what has become his signature Chance 3 baseball cap. New Era teamed up with Chance to deliver four color ways of the product to market to start 2017.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

The Breakdown:

I love both the fit and simplistic design. It’s amazing how the branding has made the No. 3 synonymous with Chance worldwide in a year’s time. There isn’t a place that I go with it on where a Chance fan doesn’t make a comment about liking the cap.

Buy Chance The Rapper No. 3 Hats: New Era Fitted Cap

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#PSBAllAccess: Why College Corporations Invest in Club Events and Recruiting Services – Feb. 14, 2017

Peach State Basketball, Inc., Owner and CEO Brandon Clay talks about Maryland coach Brenda Frese investing time and resources to evaluate then high school prospect Destiny Slocum of Boise, Idaho for the first time at the #PSBElite32. Slocum later chose to attend Maryland.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

Brandon Clay’s Breakdown:

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#iTunesSounds: DJ Khaled feat. Beyonce and Jay-Z – “Shining” – Feb. 14, 2017

DJ Khaled has been on the rise since the tail end of last decade emerging as a mega marketing star in the process. On that end, Khaled enlisted the marketing promotion of Jay-Z’s RocNation in 2016. Since becoming a member of the R-O-C, Jay has blessed Khaled with “I Got The Keys” and now another one in “Shining.” This time, Mr. Carter brought his wife Beyonce along fresh off of the announcement that the couple will have twins later on this year. Khaled, who had a baby boy of his own recently, is making this song the lead single off his upcoming 10th studio album, “Thankful.”

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

Favorite Lyrics

Ran to the dealer bought twin Mercedes
European trucks for the twin babies
Don’t let me have a son I’m a fool
Send him to school in all my jewels
I want a boy and a girl to fight for truth
What ever God gives me I’m cool

Jay-Z

Listen Here:

PSBPCBC100Brandon Clay serves as the publisher of PSBPopCulture.com. A self-professed entertainment, music and sports junkie, Clay has been on his game since picking up his first Nintendo and Sony Walkman in the early 90’s. Adding in a SLAM (Basketball) Magazine subscription in the late-90’s had him setup up for lifelong success. Clay is also a founding member of the “Luxury Boys Club” designed to stay on top of whatever is next in the world of PopCulture. You can follow him on Twitter @psbpopculture.

#FreshStyleFits: “Brandon’s Closet” – Nike Running – Feb. 13, 2017

As I’ve continued to up my workout game this winter, I’ve found a line of gear that works well for me both in the gym and on the field. This is my second season wearing gear from Nike’s Oregon Project but first rocking the Nike Flyknit Racer on my feet and traditional running shorts.

By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCulture

The Breakdown

Nike Running Dri-Fit: Oregon Project
Nike Aeroswift Shorts: Nike.com
Nike Compression Pants: Eastbay
Nike Flyknit Racer Shoes: Finish Line