While representing The Hoop Doctors in my role as media contact for them, I had the chance to chat with Miles Simon, former national champion for the 1996 – 97 Arizona Wildcats. Hard to believe it’s already been 15 years since that team cut down the nets.
Today, Miles has teamed up with POWERADE, which is official sports drink of NCAA Championships and “March Madness,” and they have launched a new campaign that celebrates the spirit of the underdog. As such, POWERADE also wanted to honor that spirit by looking back at the 15th Anniversary of Arizona’s ’97 win. They were – and remain – the only team to beat three number one seeds and Miles was named tourney’s MOP.
I was able to catch up with Miles over the phone for a few minutes to talk about this year’s tournament and his days as an Arizona Wildcat: