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Susan Moran (Lavin): Episode 361

May 30, 2020

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Susan Moran is the greatest Irish female basketball player of all time. As the only Irish woman to have ever played in the WNBA, Susan's journey from Tullamore to Philadelphia is an inspiring tale. This conversation was recorded for our Inside Basketball series but it was so good that we decided to give you a little taster of it for our Irishman Abroad listeners.

Susan tells Jarlath how she realised basketball was a particular skill of her's (10:00) and how she was scouted by Reggie Grennan which saw her getting a life-changing scholarship to St. Joseph's in Philadelphia (25:00).

In the longer-form version of this conversation (which is available tomorrow on the Irishman Abroad: Inside Basketball feed - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/an-irishman-abroad-inside-basketball/id1512016776) Susan also tells the incredible story of not getting drafted, the brutal training camp in New York which followed and why the WNBA is the best in the game.

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