It’s one of the most famous annual sporting events in the United States. It’s where champions are made. It’s March Madness.
Basketball is a huge topic of conversation at E&L Global Communications, especially during March! As we anxiously await the Final Four this weekend, we have chosen to share an exclusive interview with our very own collegiate basketball player – our VP of Marketing, Meshak!
So, Meshak, how did you initially get interested in basketball?
I initially got interested in basketball by staying up late and sneaking up in the living room so that I could catch the Lakers game at 4-5 AM. I fell in love with the sport just by watching it.
Now that’s dedication! Who did you play for in college and which position did you play?
I played for a small school in Southern Indiana called Vincennes University as a Point Guard.
We have to ask, who is your favorite basketball player of all time?
That would be none other than Kobe Bryant!
Kobe Bryant is an amazing basketball player! Now, on to college basketball. We know you love March Madness, but what is your favorite aspect of it?
The non-stop basketball games – the underdog story is always thrilling!
Agreed! Next, we think we can guess this based on fan memorabilia in your office (haha), but who is your favorite collegiate team and why?
That’s easy – The North Carolina Tar Heels! I love the legendary coach, Dean Smith, and the history of the program.
Nice choice! And who is your favorite collegiate player?
Nigel Hayes (a Forward for the University of Wisconsin); he plays his heart out and stands up for what he believes in!
We’re going to play devil’s advocate here and ask, who is your least favorite collegiate team?
Haha, that would be the Duke Blue Devils. When they were beat by South Carolina this year, I really enjoyed that.
On that note, what is your favorite collegiate rivalry?
UNC vs Duke – the excitement and anticipation is like no other!
Who do you predict will win the National Championship?
UNC is going to win it all and cut down the nets in April! I can’t wait to see it happen!
Love the confidence! Last question, how has playing basketball helped in your professional career?
It has really taught me the fundamentals of leadership and how to be proactive instead of reactive. If execution doesn’t begin with planning and preparation, your goal then becomes a wish. Competition has always been a core value for me. By playing sports my whole life, I have learned that you can have results or excuses, but not both.
Thank you, Meshak, for taking the time to share your all of your insights! We look forward to the Final Four games this weekend and the National Championship party in the office Monday! That’s happening, right? 🙃😉