Yanni Hufnagel

Yanni Hufnagel. A name that has brought a lot of value to the basketball name. Although basketball wasn’t always the game, he found love in commenting on the sport. It all started with his job for local access T.V. commenting for his old basketball team the local Scarsdale high’s varsity. Next Yanni Hufnagel found himself in summer internship with the New Jersey Nets. Leaving his spot as defenseman on the lacrosse team at Pennsylvania State University, he joined University of Oklahoma, Yanni Hufnagel put in a lot of heart into helping Blake Griffin to become the player he is now. After earning his master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education with an Emphasis in Intercollegiate Athletics Administration at Oklahoma, Yanni Hufnagel decided it was time to move on. Joining the Harvard Crimson men’s basketball team as assistant couch finally making a huge imprint on the sport and being named by CBS as most likely to “make it big time due to his recruiting ability.” This gave him the chance to sprinkle some of that Yanni Hufnagel magic on Jeremy Lin and Wesley Saunders. Turning down an opportunity to coach the Team USA Youth Team he set course to Vanderbilt for a season, making his mark recruiting Wade Baldwin IV and Matthew Fisher-Davis. Never slowing his roll, he joined the golden bears bring them two star players and leading them to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. After a sad departure from the golden bears, Yanni Hufnagel found his way over to the University of Nevada, where he joins the wolf pack. After a successful season of the getting the wolves to the 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, Yanni Hufnagel taking his leave from Nevada, continues on his basketball journey. Only time will tell where Yanni will leave his next mark on the magnificent sport.

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