September 17, 2017 - Istanbul, Turquía - Spain's Pau Gasol (C) in action against Russia's Andrey Vorontsevich (L) and Dmitrii Kulagin (R) during the EuroBasket 2017 third place match between Spain and Russia, in Istanbul, Turkey 17 September 2017. (Credit Image: © Juan Carlos Hidalgo/EFE via ZUMA Press)

FIBA EuroBasket Horns Sets

Three “Horns” sets featuring Spain, Finland and Germany from an exciting FIBA EuroBasket 2017 competition The FIBA EuroBasket 2017 competition ended on September 17 with Slovenia taking the gold medal after besting Serbia 93-85 in the championship game. The Slovenians, lead by Miami Heat guard and Eurobasket MVP Goran Dragic, marched through the three-week competition undefeated.

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DNA of a Stat: Evaluate Player Contributions with Plus-Minus

DNA of a Stat: Evaluate Player Contributions with Plus-Minus by Dan Hoppen was originally published by Hudl at hudl.com/blog What better way to find a player’s value than examining whether the team wins or loses when he’s on the court? That’s the power of plus-minus. During a nationally televised game against the Knicks on March 5, ABC’s cameras

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DNA of a Stat: Four Factors go Deeper Than Traditional Stats

DNA of a Stat: How the Four Factors go Deeper Than Traditional Counting Stats by Dan Hoppen was originally published by Hudl at hudl.com/blog Basketball games aren’t played in a vacuum. The Four Factors help coaches adjust for pace of play to get a more accurate view of their team. All shooting percentages are not created equal. Take

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How to Have a Happier Team Culture

You may not be able to acquire and consume and exercise your way to happiness, but you can serve and volunteer your way there.     —Andy Stanley In a recent message, Andy Stanley referred to a study in the UK that looked at 40 different studies that spanned over 20 years to determine if there was a

April 4, 2016 - Houston, TX, USA - Villanova's Kris Jenkins shoots the game-winning three-point basket over North Carolina on Monday, April 4, 2016, at NRG Stadium in Houston. (Credit Image: � Yong Kim/TNS via ZUMA Wire)

The Art of Shooting – A Guide to Proper Mechanics

The good shooter is a picture of grace, releasing the ball with seemingly effortless motion. However, this “seemingly effortless motion” comes at a high price. Some studies have proven it takes approximately 200,000 correct repetitions to learn a basketball skill to mastery. How much is that? About 10 years! Thus, it is extremely important to

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Elite Point Guard Play

What Makes The Best, The Best Reacting to the Defense There are two ways to react to the defense. One, is the team’s scheme. How is the defense playing our actions, and how can we adjust to better attack their coverages? The second way, point guards react to the defense is with each individual move.

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Skills and Drills: Change of Direction Shooting

BASKETBALL DRILLS: CHANGE OF DIRECTION SHOOTING by Jefferson Mason  was originally published by drdishbasketball.com. The ability to shoot on the move and also make quick ball-handling moves on the catch is a skill that many players lack in today’s game. Majority of players play the game downhill or north to south. This isn’t necessarily the wrong

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Adjusting The Full Court Press

Volume IV – Adjusting the full court press for maximum effectiveness means adapting to various press offenses The first step in creating full court pressure is deciding what press suits your personnel and/or desired outcomes. Decide whether the FACE or SHADOW press suits your gameplan. The next step is to adjust that press to combat how

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