Chuck Constantino Show Ep. 27: Interview w/ Shadow Mountain's August Mendes

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In Episode 27 of the Chuck Constantino Show, presented by, Chuck joins Shadow Mountain assistant basketball coach August Mendes as he and the Matadors prepare for DICK'S Nationals this week in New York. First, Coach Mendes and Chuck talk about No. 6 Shadow Mountain's Thursday quarterfinals matchup against No. 3 Montverde, Florida, which can be watched on ESPNU at 12 p.m, and what goes into preparing the Matadors for this opportunity. Chuck and Coach Mendes discuss practices and routines, looking back on the high school season, misconceptions about the Matadors and Head coach Mike Bibby, the role analytics plays in Shadow Mountain basketball, coaching this group of players, the pros and cons of AAU basketball and resting players. Coach Mendes also speaks on his time with Salpointe Catholic, why Cameron Denson could of played college hoops, what he learned while coaching in Tucson, changes he'd like to see in high school basketball, Coach Bibby playing in Ice Cube's BIG3 basketball league this summer and if Coach Bibby is a future NBA coach. And last, Coach Mendes finishes the interview by answering a few rapid fire questions.

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