Eleven-year-old Ken Brady was camping out along one baseline. His twin brother, Kell, sat on the other side of the court inside his MTM fieldhouse at Collierville High School on October 22nd.
Surrounded by thousands of fans, they burst into the stands to watch Bronnie James, Ashton Hardaway, Justin Pippen, Curtis Givens III and other famous high school basketball players put on the show. rice field. Mid-South Basketball Classic Exhibition Game. The Brady boys, whose family moved from Florence, Alabama to Memphis in his 2020, captured and nailed as much action and interaction video footage as they could on the same iPhone.
And then at halftime the stress started to build up. Kel ran over to her brother with the iPhone and panicked. That battery wasn’t meant to last the rest of the game, and neither had a charger.
At that time, Ken was surprisingly calm and calm, and quickly came up with a solution.
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“This is what you are going to do,” he said to his brother. “Don’t put your phone in low power mode and shoot the whole second half. It should be enough to do some editing.”
After all, the Bradys aren’t just basketball fans. They want to be professionals. Up-and-coming sports His journalist decided to get the hang of it and work his way up the ladder. With the help and support of their mother Danae, a Memphis native and former North Alabama women’s basketball player, they have covered dozens of high school games. It records the activities of the She Got Game League. They interviewed Baylor star Keyonte George, Michigan standout Jett Howard, Grizzlies rookie Kennedy Chandler and more. They rubbed elbows with Allen Iverson. All the while making a name for himself and carving out a growing niche.
Bradys co-hosts his own YouTube show, Sports Talk with Ken and Kel. The show combines self-produced highlights from his package (or compilations put together using CapCut) and interviews, as well as co-hosted videos. Discuss and debate the latest national and local news by twins.
According to his mother, the strong opinions and funny jokes that make up most of “Sports Talk with Ken and Kel” began innocently enough.
“I took them to the barber shop and when I came back to pick them up, the barber started asking me to drop them off so he could finish talking sports with them.” Danae said, “They loved being in their own space. Every Friday they would spend two or three hours at the store, brushing their hair and talking about sports. I was like, “Let’s do something about this.”
That may have been the origin of their burgeoning social media presence (they have over 650 Instagram followers and over 73 YouTube subscribers, and one of their videos has over 23,000 views. increase). The future in front of the camera. Ken and Kel made their stage start with a part in “Madagascar Juniors: The Musical” at The Shoals Community Theater in Florence.
“When they were about three years old, people were like, ‘You better put the cameras on right now,’ or, ‘Where are their agents? We’ll help you find them,'” she said. They weren’t allowed to say they were class clowns, but they made their classmates laugh a lot and the teachers loved them.”
Ken and Kel, who are now homeschooling, have recently begun to lean into sports as they bond with their grandfather, Laurie Lawrence Sr. Ken is a Hickory Ridge Middles football player and Kel is a basketball player. Memphis Business Academy Middle – Their passion is analyzing games and learning the secrets of multimedia trading.
The Bradys consider May’s Iverson Classic All-American Game to be one of their first big breaks. The place was introduced to me by Bobby Bates, who hosts the event. There they met Eric Newman, who works in video production for Television City Studios (formerly CBS Television Studios).
“[Newman]took us to the CBS media track,” said Ken. “He showed me how they would control the volume, how they would handle the ankles and the ads, and that’s it. It was really cool and opened my eyes a little bit.”
Most recently, the Brady brothers covered Battle in the Bluff, a 42-game event held in Bartlett. In the lead-up, Ken and Kel wanted to score interviews with five-star prospects Trentin Flowers and AJ Johnson, and four-star Jermaine O’Neill Jr.
They want to continue growing and have a voice in coverage for the University of Memphis men’s basketball team and their hometown NBA team, the Grizzlies.
“I want to be a sports analyst,” said Kell. “I love the way[basketball]plays. And for the most part, we try to be ourselves in every interview. think.”
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