To become a good or even a great shooter a young player has to dedicate him or herself to becoming so. Shooting is the most complex skill in basketball, but once mastered can look as easy and natural as shooting layups. There are many physical skills that need to be worked on to achieve this, but more importantly are the skills you develop that you cannot see, like mental toughness, developing confidence, and creating good habits. Below I go over some of the skills that helped me achieve a high level of success at the AAU, high school, college, and professional levels. Read more...
I was looking over the Seattle PI Friday morning, looking for Ballard’s state game last night and I came across a great article about a former Hoopaholics player and friend of mine, Chris Banchero. He was actually the first player ever to train with Hoopaholics, back when it was just me training players at random gyms. This article shows how a great, motivated player demonsrates what the true meaning of being part of team and university is. Read more...
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Position: Power Forward/Center
School: Shorewood High School
Favorite Team: Chicago Bulls
Favorite Players: Kevin Love and Dirk Nowitzki