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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 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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The Mental Game – Overcoming “Problems”

As most of you know, how one handles adversity usually determines the level of success they will achieve. In today’s game, many players tend to take the “easy way out” instead of confronting their issue(s) head-on. Why is that? I feel it is because we don’t do a good enough job preparing our student-athletes for

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Skills and Drills: Become a Better Passer

BASKETBALL TIPS: HOW TO BECOME A BETTER PASSER by Jefferson Mason was first published by Dr. Dish at drdishbasketball.com. Basketball is a beautiful sport in many different ways and if you’re able to master a specific skill, you have the opportunity to change the game and have a huge competitive advantage over your opponent. Now

Skills and Drills: Markelle Fultz Body to Body Step-Backs

Skills and Drills: Markelle Fultz Body to Body Step-Backs

BASKETBALL DRILLS: MARKELLE FULTZ BODY TO BODY STEP-BACKS by Jefferson Mason was originally published by drdishbasketball.com. Dr. Dish Basketball is proud to present another amazing Skill Builder workout. We will focus on the body to body step-back shot which many players like Markelle Fultz have mastered. There are many ways an offensive player can use this move, but we will focus on

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Plays of the Week: Shooting Drills

Shooting drills serve a number of purposes for all basketball coaches. Often limited by time and practice space, quality shooting drills help maximize the resources available to most coaches. The best shooting drills provide great repetitions, on-court conditioning, and keep “standing in line” to a minimum. This week’s Plays of the Week features three shooting

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