#PSBSportsChop: Keep an eye on (and ear open) for Andraya Carter — March 17, 2018
I was fortunate to train Andraya Carter twice a week in a small gym with no air conditioning starting 13 years ago. Right away, there was a unique ability from a talented sixth-grader to lock in despite the warm conditions. Since then, Carter has always shown the skill to be three things at whatever she sets her mind to at the time: articulate, focused and passionate. After finishing her playing career at the University of Tennessee in 2016, Carter is now using all three of those traits to pursue a career in sports broadcasting. In just her second season, she has been selected to call the NCAA Regional Rounds this weekend in College Station, Texas for ESPN.
By: Brandon Clay @PSBPopCultureBC
Women’s basketball is receiving more television time than ever. In addition, the premier analysts are also getting game assignments on the men’s side as well. Debbie Antonelli, Doris Burke and Kara Lawson are all calling NCAA Division One Men’s or NBA games on a consistent basis during the 2017-18 season. Burke (ESPN) and Lawson (Washington Wizards) are almost exclusively working with the NBA making a full-time living off of broadcasting the game they played at a high level themselves. With her wealth of knowledge and ability to talk about the nuances of the game on the fly, don’t be surprised to see Carter’s name amongst the best in the game sooner than later. Away from the microphone, she is locked in as an elite skill development trainer as well working with both the CoachHemi.com and Elite Basketball Academy showcase series.
Brandon 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.