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I remember it like it was yesterday. It was the first official practice of the 2007-2008 season. I was a Junior in college, and you better believe I put in so much work in the summer of 2007, so I was ready. My teammates and I were foam rolling and getting ready for...read more
I'm often asked when a player should start strength training and my universal response is... IMMEDIATELY. Before you disagree, please realize that I'm talking about strength training, not weightlifting. I'm not recommending that 6 year old kids start pumping...read more
"Fortune favors the bold." -Virgil The most aggressive player and the most agressive teams will always win the game when they combine this mindset with skill. If you have a great jump shot, but never shoot because you're too timid, you aren't going to maximize your...read more
How many minutes are in a High School game? 32. How many minutes are in a college game? 40. How many minutes are in an NBA game? 48. How many hours in a day does EVERYONE have? 24. Why so many questions to start this blog post? Because so many players and parents...read more
The summer before my senior year in high school, a buddy of mine was working out and playing while on his summer break from his D1 college. We'll keep this story nameless to protect the innocent 😉 A player, who played at Duke, came into our gym talking smack and was...read more
Have you ever watched an NBA game? Dumb question… I’m sure is what you’re thinking, especially if you’re reading this blog. I know you’re a serious student of hoops, so why ask such an obvious question? Simple answer, most of the obvious is often overlooked and taken for granted.read more