Making Hoop Dreams Come True - Paul Cummins: Episode 6


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This week, Irish International player Paul Cummins joins Jarlath to discuss his journey through college and pro basketball and how he enables today's Irish ballers to travel the same path. Paul tells his incredible story of leaving Ireland to play at Ravenscroft High School in North Carolina before playing at a powerhouse prep school alongside future NBA players in South Kent and then D 1 Lafayette College in Pennsylvania. Paul talks about the challenge of loneliness when first leaving his family for America, how it felt to play alongside Dorell Wright and the bad decision he made around an injury which ultimately cost him dearly. To hear the full extended cut of this interview where Paul speaks about playing opposite Stephen Curry, the success stories of his Sports Dream Academy, how he changed his game from a driving game to a shooting game and much more, become a patron of An Irishman Abroad for just the price of a pint on You will also gain access to the entire back-catalogue of over 250 Irishman Abroad episodes that are not available on iTunes. For more information on Paul and his Sports Dream Academy, visit the links below: You can also gain access to the entire Irishman Abroad archive of episodes through our iPhone and Android Apps. Download the Irishman Abroad Android or iPhone apps for free using the links below. Our charity partner is In these tricky times, Jigsaw provides a range of resources, advice and care for your people to help them strengthen their mental health and the skills needed to navigate life. Please visit their website and consider making a donation. For updates on future episodes and live shows follow @jarlath on Twitter, visit or email the show directly on Disclaimer: All materials contained within this podcast are copyright protected. Third party reuse and/or quotation in whole or in part is prohibited unless direct credit and/or hyperlink to the Irishman Abroad podcast is clearly and accurately provided.

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