A terrific conversation with a rising star in basketball
When Charli Collier’s sophomore season at Texas, a revelation in many ways, ended prematurely, she could have sat inside feeling sorry for herself.
Instead, Collier, the 6’5 cornerstone of the Texas program, did two things. She engineered a workout program for herself at home. And she utilized her elevated platform to help raise money to fight COVID-19.
“I can’t go out and actually physically give people anything, go out and get food or anything,” Collier said. “I was just like okay, I’ll just look into the phone right there and respond to help victims, to these organizations that are helping people out.”
Collier gets into a variety of topics on this podcast, including the inspiration for her diverse game, which includes both an array of post moves and the ability to handle and shoot it from beyond the arc.
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“Candace Parker was my favorite person to watch,” Collier said. “I remember my mom gave me a Candace Parker L.A. Sparks jersey. That was the person to watch, with how tall she
was and how explosive she was and how emotional she was like playing the game. She loves basketball and her passion for the game just the way that she plays, she can shoot, dribble, she can post up, she was a threat, you know, she was the person that they will double-team… I just watched her game and would be like, ‘Hey Mom, can we go outside and do what Candace does?'”
Get to know Charli Collier. You’re going to be seeing her a lot, on the court and in the broadcast booth — another goal of hers — for a long time to come.
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