I'm a Managing Editor for CougCenter, SB Nation's Washington State site and a Newsdesk Contributor for the network. My writing career started with comments and fanposts on SB Nation, so it will always have a warm and fuzzy place in my heart. NCAA basketball is my favorite sport, and I previewed three mid-major conferences for the 2012-13 College Basketball Prospectus, which made me feel way cooler than I actually am. Shawn Kemp was my boyhood idol. I'm happy to report I did not follow all of his life lessons, and merely enjoyed his ability to punish the rim with vicious slam dunks.