Pull Up with CJ McCollum
Portland Trail Blazers star - and former journalism major at Lehigh – CJ McCollum hosts Pull Up alongside Jordan Schultz of Yahoo Sports. Pull Up a one-of-a-kind show that will give an unmatched look into the NBA and the life of a basketball superstar. CJ has been lauded as the next breakout star in sports media. But why wait till he retires to begin his next career? In Pull Up, CJ will talk about everything from where star players will go in free agency, to what it’s like to drop 50, to his favorite glass of wine. Pull Up will provide unmatched NBA access, plenty of laughs, and world-class guests in an unprecedented sports podcast showcasing an NBA and media star at the height of his career.
About the Host
CJ McCollum and Jordan Schultz
Portland Trail Blazers Guard CJ McCollum has proven himself to be a standout professional, both on and off the court. A native of Canton, Ohio, CJ attended Lehigh University. At Lehigh, CJ was a member of the Men’s basketball team, where he was an impact player from the time that he stepped on campus. He was named Patriot League Player of the Year in both his Freshman and Junior years. He was also a 2x Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American and holds the record as the all-time scorer in the Patriot League. It was also at Lehigh that CJ began to develop his interests in journalism. CJ majored in journalism and served as an assistant editor for Lehigh’s student newspaper, The Brown and White. CJ graduated from Lehigh in 2013. Professionally, CJ was drafted as the 10th pick for the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2013 NBA Draft. The 2015-2016 season served as a breakout year for CJ with him being named as the NBA’s Most Improved Player. While in the NBA, CJ has continued his work in the journalism field, writing for major media outlets such as The Players’ Tribune, Sports Illustrated for Kids and NBA.com. CJ also hosts two radio shows each week during the season in Portland, hosted Facebook Live events for the NBA during the NBA Finals and has served as a guest on ESPN’s Sports Center. CJ has also developed his identity as a philanthropist. In Portland, CJ runs two major community platforms – The CJ’s Press Pass program, a journalism-based mentorship program for Portland Public Schools high school students and the CJ McCollum Dream Center Initiative, where he partners with Boys & Girls Clubs to open innovative spaces that encourage young people to learn, explore, create and grow. Jordan Schultz is a Yahoo Sports Insider/Analyst.