Podcast: 2013 Interview with Team USA’s Jordan Fithian

Team USA and NYAC Circle Runner Jordan Fithian

U.S. National Team Circle Runner, Jordan Fithian.  Fithian played D1 basketball prior to transitioning to handball.  A prime example of LeBron Lite.

My recent commentary regarding LeBron James becoming the world’s best handball player sparked a question regarding USA National Team player, Jordan Fithian, and his thoughts on basketball players transitioning to Team Handball.  Fithian played in college at Div 1, Binghampton and Div 2 Emporia before transitioning to handball.  One might consider Fithian a prime example of “LeBron Lite” a solid athlete with raw athletic skills ideal for handball.

This interview from May 2013 doesn’t specifically answer that question, but it touches on a number of related topics like learning how to play handball, playing professionally in German, “life issues” impacting his continuing development as a player, the challenge of recruiting crossover athletes younger than 22 and what it might be like for a U.S. National Team to play overseas in a European League