February 15, 2024 

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Isis Young on Syracuse and Black History Month

'You have to make room for others and just pull as you climb'

On Thursday’s episode of Locked On Women’s Basketball, Isis Young joins host Gigi Speer to chat about Syracuse basketball, Black History Month, and National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Young, a former college basketball player, is the CEO of Your World Media and an analyst and sideline reporter.

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Gigi and Isis open the show by discussing which players get national recognition and why Syracuse guard Dyaisha Fair hasn’t received more attention. “It’s on the media to watch everyone across the country and assess everyone across the country and then raise those who are above the rest above,” Isis said.

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Gigi and Isis then move on to discuss Isis’ participation in an all-women BIG EAST broadcast for National Girls and Women in Sports Day and the importance of getting more women — especially Black women — involved in the field. “You have to make room for others, I think, and just pull as you climb,” she said. “So I think in terms of production and getting more women in that industry is just pulling us and climbing, but also you know if someone says like, ‘Oh, well, I don’t necessarily want to be on air, but I want to help,’ like me still saying, ‘OK, cool.’ Let me connect you to a producer right now. Let me connect you to a director I know.”

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