Teddy Solomon is a freshman at Stanford University and a co-founder of Dons Insiders. As a lifelong college basketball fan and a student of analytics and statistics, Teddy has combined his passions to take the college basketball media world by storm. He has interviewed Rui Hachimura, Canyon Barry, Colbey Ross, and many more throughout his time as a college basketball journalist. Outside of college basketball, Teddy spends his time competing in table tennis around the United States.
Sam Pasco is a current freshman at the University of Pennsylvania (Class of ’24). In December 2018, he and Teddy created Dons Insiders – a media entity centered around the University of San Francisco’s Division-I MBB program. In March of 2019, Sam created the Sports Department at KXSF 102.5 FM San Francisco – @KXSFsports – which saw him cover Bruce Bochy’s final season as the SF Giants Manager, the Golden State Warriors inaugural season at Chase Center, and Pac-12 Football games as a credentialed member of the media. More recently, Sam created a 12-part Interview Series with American players in the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) during quarantine. Through this, fantasy sports provider RotoWire hired Sam to cover the KBO and he was subsequently featured on ESPN’s Korean Baseball broadcast three times alongside the likes of Jessica Mendoza, Tom Hart, and Tom Burke. At the same time, Sam was one of 35 Tier 3 credentialed media members that was allowed inside Oracle Park to cover the SF Giants 60 game regular season. RotoWire has since expanded Sam’s role as he now produces a daily podcast – Fantasy Bites – on the RotoWire Podcast Network.
Contributors (Fall 2020)
Andre Monroe is an incoming junior at William Penn High School and is a contributor for Insider Institute. Andre is originally from Philadelphia and is a die-hard fan of all the teams there. Especially the Eagles and Sixers, the two teams and sports Andre loves the most. Andre also has attended the Play By Play broadcasting camp and has a podcast called “The A&M Show” with a fellow camper. When he’s not typing or covering sports, Andre can be found playing lacrosse and basketball.
Jake Lieberman is a rising sophomore at Menlo High School and a lead contributor for Insider Institute. Jake is a huge sports fan, but in particular college basketball fan. Jake has been writing with SB Nation blogs and been in touch with highly-touted recruits. Even though Jake lives in the Bay Area, he is a big Missouri and SLU fan because he has lots of family from there. Jake would love to do something in basketball as he grows older.
Kellan King is an incoming sophomore at San Francisco University High School and a lead contributor for Insider Institute. Kellan is a passionate college sports fan, including USF basketball and Stanford football, and is currently working on a better way to predict point spreads for college basketball games. Kellan has also been to Play By Play Sports Broadcasting Camp 3 times. Outside of covering college sports Kellan also enjoys playing baseball and basketball.
Grant Flood is a rising junior at Rising Tide Charter School in Plymouth, Massachusetts and a lead contributor for Insider Institute. His hometown is in East Bridgewater and he is a fanatic on all sports: NHL, NFL, MLB, NBA, WWE and NASCAR. He is a loyal fan for his local teams but also a devotee for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Kings, New York Mets and Portland Trail Blazers. Grant is currently commentating a variety of sports games on SportsCastr along with being a member of the All Sports Talk Show and a writer for Tecmo Hole. Last summer, he attended Play by Play broadcasting camp, and Grant is also the founder of the PowerSkate Show on SportsCastr. When he’s not covering sports, he enjoys watching past sports games, researching sports and statistics and posting current sports news daily on social media.
Samuel Reis is an incoming Junior at Franklin High School (Massachusetts) and a contributor for Insider Institute. Samuel is from Franklin, MA and is a die-hard Boston Sports fan. Samuel is a big fan of the Patriots, Revolution, Celtics, Bruins and Red Sox. Samuel currently does play by play commentary for sports games on SportsCastr and is part of the All Sports Talk Show on SportsCastr. Samuel has attended Play by Play broadcasting camp and commentates sports games at his high school for Franklin TV, a local cable channel. When not covering sports, Samuel enjoys playing soccer and tennis.
Isaac Fleischer is an incoming junior at Cypress Bay High School (Florida) and a contributor at Insider Institute. Isaac is extremely passionate about all things basketball whether is is at the NBA, college, or high school level. Isaac currently has a show on SportsCastr where he interviews college athletes, coaches, members of the media, and much more. At school, Isaac is the high school basketball team’s equipment manager, P.A. announcer, and D.J. Through his experience, Isaac hopes to achieve his dream job of one day becoming a nationally recognized basketball coach.
Max Weil is an incoming senior at San Francisco University High School and a contributing writer for Insider Institute. Max is an avid college and professional football fan, and has video and podcast experience on his weekly Fantasy Football show “The Kenny and Berty Show”. Although based in San Francisco, he is an Oregon Ducks football aficionado, with expertise in Pac-12 football. Max also has experience in covering general NCAA D-1 basketball, as a fan his entire life. Outside of covering football Max spends his time helping with data analytics at OSKR LLC.
Ryan Randone is a junior at St. John’s Prep in Massachusetts. Ryan is both an aspiring sports broadcaster and writer. He is a fan of all the Boston sports teams, especially the Patriots and Bruins. On SportsCastr, he currently broadcasts mostly college football content, in addition to NFL and college basketball. Ryan previously wrote for FL Teams.com.