ClutchPoints is a team of sports writers covering the NBA, NFL, and MLB. In addition to covering breaking news and stories, we also provide a game-changing mobile app to follow games live.
Nish Patel is the Founder/CEO of ClutchPoints who was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated UCLA while also creating the inception of ClutchPoints from his dorm room in his sophomore year as a Bruin. His overall motto at age 18 was always simple: Content by fans, for fans. And to this day, CP strives and grows in that same direction.
Director of Growth
Willy He is a social media/app growth strategist from Los Angeles, CA. While attending school at UCLA for a degree in Economics, he worked at ClutchPoints and helped grow many popular viral social media accounts.
Director of Operations
Dillon Reagan is a content strategist from Los Angeles, CA. While earning his degree from UC Santa Barbara, he worked with the school's athletic department as well as the Santa Barbara Foresters collegiate baseball team. He now leads ClutchPoints' effort to develop unique editorial, social, and video content while overseeing day-to-day operations across the company.
Manager of Business Development
Nikki Goel is a Chemical Engineer... oh yeah, and he's the Manager of Business Development for ClutchPoints. "In religion we call it spirits. In science we call it energy. In the streets we call it vibes. All I'm saying is trust it."
Jonathan Wu is a Software Engineer from Los Angeles who graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.S. in Neuroscience. He is responsible for developing and maintaining the ClutchPoints website.
Editor/Clippers Beat Writer
Tomer Azarly is a passionate NBA writer and editor in Los Angeles, CA. He's working on a degree in broadcast journalism, and has been the Editor-In-Chief and Social Media Manager of Cavs Nation for over a year.
Editor/Lakers Beat Writer
Ryan Ward is a veteran sportswriter who has covered the NBA and NFL for nearly a decade. Along with numerous exclusive interviews with professional athletes, Ward has been credentialed by the Los Angeles Lakers since 2011.
Frank Smith is a graphic artist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Miami University in 2016 with a degree in Interactive Media Studies. He's responsible for managing the ClutchPoints apparel brand, ClutchAuthority.
Joseph is a basketball writer and editor from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He has previously worked for Cox Media Group and FRS. Other bylines include Fox Sports, Yahoo! and a handful of other reputable outlets.
Arlos Sara graduated with a degree in Psychology. He is an NBA writer and editor for ClutchPoints and Cavs Nation. Back in the day, while other kids were consumed by their toys and comic books, young Arlos was already thumbing through the pages of sports magazines.
Evan Massey is a sports writer who has also covered politics, entertainment, and many other things. He is also the Editorial Manager for ClutchPoints.com. His work has been featured on ESPN, Forbes, Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, Yahoo! Sports, and plenty of other online publications.
Bruno Manrique is a sports writer from San Francisco, CA. He's a former columnist for Bleacher Report and statistician for several pro sports teams in the Bay Area. He's covered a variety of sports including basketball, soccer, softball and boxing. His favorite player is Allen Iverson and he won't go a day without a cup of coffee.
Brad Taningco has been a sports fan his entire life. The NBA and soccer are his first loves, with the NFL, MLB, and college sports not far behind. He loves watching, reading, and writing about them.
Jorge Ponciano is a writer and social editor from Los Angeles that covers the NFL and NBA. Graduating from UC Riverside with a degree in Media and Cultural Studies, he has always wanted to get into the vast sports media field. If not for his flat feet, he’d be making seven figures in the league.
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