Basi Prokofyev

Basi Prokofyev is a basketball development and sports performance specialist. He currently breaks down NBA moves for ONEBALL China and develops individual players in the CBA (China's top basketball league). Previously, he has worked with players from the Euroleague (highest level in Europe) and the Russian National team.

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Basketball Players Should Learn the 1-Foot Floater to Score More Often

Any basketball player who works with me, regardless of their level or position, spends time working on their floater. The reason is simple: There will...

Become Unstoppable in Transition With the Misdirection Crossover

When attacking in transition, a quick misdirection fake can be a valuable tool for freezing your defender and giving you a clear path to the hoop. ...

Improve Your Crossover Step to Become a More Explosive Basketball Player

If you're a basketball player and you're not working on your crossover step, you're missing out. A crossover step simply refers to "crossing" one l...

3 Keys for Developing a Fast First Step in Basketball

"He has a quick first step!" You hear it all the time from coaches who've just watched their defense get burnt to a crisp. Having an unstoppable fi...

2 Lunge Exercises That Will Make You a Better Basketball Player

All exercises can be divided into two categories: bilateral (where both sides perform equal work) and unilateral (where more pressure is put on one si...

Scoring the Basketball: 4 Keys to Sinking More Floaters

As basketball has evolved, the floater has become a lethal weapon in the paint for players of all sizes and positions. There are three basic types ...

Stop on a Dime: 3 Exercises for Efficient Deceleration

What is deceleration? Slowing down, cutting or stopping completely: all three actions are examples of deceleration. For being such a crucial skill,...

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