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Old 08-14-2010, 06:20 AM   #41 (permalink)
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senior year? You'll finally come up against some real defense.

In order to make this team you'll need more then just hustle.

At 5-7, that jump-shot has to be CONSISTENT, handles top-notch, and strength well above average.

If you're 120 lbs, something's wrong. My honest opinion bud.

I played ball through high school and university, it even got me a scholarship... not a job though... thank the lord for teachers college

Don't forget about that education!!
He would definetely have to start lifting in the weight room after he's 16yo. Also, there is no way he's going to get to the rim at 5'7" when there will be players that are 6'4" - 6'8" guarding the paint. So like you said his jumpshot will have to be rock solid.

BTW Kuzzy how long did you play ball at university? Also, what year did you play?
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:40 AM   #42 (permalink)
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im 110 lbsT_t my go to move is driving but i guess i gotta work on jumpshot. i always use hand signs and it throws the defender off only advantage i have is my quickness and crossover. my jumpshot is reliable and also my free throws compared to other players at school. will i physically be ready or am i too weak.
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:53 AM   #43 (permalink)
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"You are too weak. You can't do it. You lack the killer instinct."


This pretty much what my father told me once, and the burning passion it gave me was unreal. I proved him wrong and was a starting shooting guard/point guard for my high school ball team.

If my dad took the opposite approach and told me: you're not so bad, you just had a bad game, your coach just never gave you a chance.

No, instead he took a shot at my character. I doubt he even did it thinking it was for my own good.

You aren't going to succeed in life because people are boosting your self esteem, especially over the internet. You are going to succeed from passion which comes from people telling you you can't do something.

So fuck you, you can't do shit. You are weak. Why are you asking us? Don't you have a will of your own? If you have to ask..... you're never gonna know. Men don't ask. They do it.

Now get the fuck outta here, punk.

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Old 08-14-2010, 12:39 PM   #44 (permalink)
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"You are too weak. You can't do it. You lack the killer instinct."


This pretty much what my father told me once, and the burning passion it gave me was unreal. I proved him wrong and was a starting shooting guard/point guard for my high school ball team.

If my dad took the opposite approach and told me: you're not so bad, you just had a bad game, your coach just never gave you a chance.

No, instead he took a shot at my character. I doubt he even did it thinking it was for my own good.

You aren't going to succeed in life because people are boosting your self esteem, especially over the internet. You are going to succeed from passion which comes from people telling you you can't do something.

So fuck you, you can't do shit. You are weak. Why are you asking us? Don't you have a will of your own? If you have to ask..... you're never gonna know. Men don't ask. They do it.

Now get the fuck outta here, punk.

May the fires of hell drive you into heaven.


Trust your teammates with the ball. Unless they're terri-bad... but you still gotta give them a chance. My team always rushes plays and blames other people for faults.
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honestly you still have time to improve, if you dont make it this year, use this as motivation to get better for next year
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Old 08-14-2010, 12:51 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Are you serious?

He isn't trying out for a playground team.

Good lord young man, don't listen this type of crap.

Go watch the Nash drills and repeat them until your hands bleeds.

Tryouts are about 90% drills and conditioning and 10% scrimmage. Coaches don't care who passes you the ball, but they watch what you do when you get it.

You job is to rock the drills and show them you have heart, and that you care about doing them right.
If you're a coach and you're picking your team based on drills...well god help you. Practise is 90% drills...tryouts, I don't thinks so.
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You think JYD or Ben Wallace every looked good in high school dribbling through the legs around pylons or shooting reverse left hand layups.

I don't think so.
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Old 08-14-2010, 01:06 PM   #48 (permalink)
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You job is to rock the drills and show them you have heart, and that you care about doing them right.
Not exactly my experience. High school coaches expect you to have the fundamentals, sure. But what they really want is to see if you're comfortable on the floor in live situations.

Doing drills well is how you make the first couple cuts.

Prior to the final cut, you better make sure a game situation is second nature, no amount of drills will make it natural.

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my hs doesnt have drills. its suicides and scrimmage 5v5 halfcourt. hate it because it gets clogged good
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Old 08-14-2010, 06:21 PM   #50 (permalink)
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start growing and start dunking.

but seriously, we need to run a pickup game. right now.
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if anyone in markham area up for pick up game, sure
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i am told to always jump my highest when taking a j and releasing at the height of my jump. what do nba players do to vary the shots when they are in different distances? do they vary the arm power because the leg power is always max and they release at the height making the arm strength the only variance in the distance of the shot?

probably the only major gripe i have with my game.
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:33 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Intense basketball everyday to make it to my school team
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Old 08-23-2010, 11:11 PM   #54 (permalink)
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If you're a coach and you're picking your team based on drills...well god help you. Practise is 90% drills...tryouts, I don't thinks so.
..... Because I've never been to a try out before......


Heh.

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i am told to always jump my highest when taking a j and releasing at the height of my jump. what do nba players do to vary the shots when they are in different distances? do they vary the arm power because the leg power is always max and they release at the height making the arm strength the only variance in the distance of the shot?

probably the only major gripe i have with my game.
watch steve nash shoot. same shot from the free-throw line, 18 feet out, 23 feet out. it is the epitome of a technically perfect jump shot. it's all in the legs homie.
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watch steve nash shoot. same shot from the free-throw line, 18 feet out, 23 feet out. it is the epitome of a technically perfect jump shot. it's all in the legs homie.
watch Ray Allen for a jump shot
Nash does those off balance, left footed, shots
even though he still has a good shot
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Old 08-24-2010, 07:09 AM   #57 (permalink)
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Yep, you have it right. This is what I was told to do and it worked. When you practice your drills, footwork, and shooting you have to go at game speed. In order to find out what game speed is you have to play intense basketball with top level competition.
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But yeah, sometimes I vary my shot. For example, if I'm close to the basket, I would adjust my shooting arm's angle to make for a softer shot. If I'm in three point territory, my release point is a bit higher (want a higher shot to compensate for increased range).

Just giving you a few pointers on shooting that some coaches don't tell you:

1) Aim for the back of the rim "eye" (not the part attaching the rim to the backboard). This way you're looking into the rim. Most coaches tell you to aim for the front of the rim, except a little bit over. I think that's dumb, because why would you have a target if you intend to miss it. Essentially the part I'm telling you to aim at is "a little bit over".

2) Always keep your shooting arm in the air after your shot and you ball makes contact with the rim. This helps with your follow-thorough. Trust me, this does wonders with your shot consistency and accuracy.

3) Don't overbend your knees. Most coaches tell you to BEND, BEND, BEND your knees. They're right you do have to, but make sure not to overdo it. It screws up the fluidity in your body movement, and therefore gives you a worse shot. How do you know how much to bend your knees? You gotta practice shooting, and "memorize" each shot. Pay close attention to not just the power needed for that shot, but how much knee you need to bend.

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Yep, you have it right. This is what I was told to do and it worked. When you practice your drills, footwork, and shooting you have to go at game speed. In order to find out what game speed is you have to play intense basketball with top level competition.
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