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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How to Master the Basketball Jab Step

For most young basketball players, the ability to leave a defender in the dust is a performance goal. But few are fast and agile enough to blow by ...

5 Steps to Becoming a Better Finisher Around The Rim

Finishing around the basket. Consistently converting on your close-range opportunities can help you fill up the stat sheet in a hurry and open thin...

3 Surefire Methods for Increasing Your Shooting Percentage

You already know how to shoot. You've mastered your basic form and have gotten comfortable with utilizing it during games. But your shooting percen...

How Basketball Players Can Improve Their On-Court Decision-Making Skills

Decision-making is a skill that consists of reaction and the ability to read the situation. One thing I notice when working with young basketball p...

4 Things Youth Basketball Players Should Work on Every Single Day

There are four offensive traits every good basketball player should have. They are: A move that can create an opportunity in 2 seconds or less...

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...

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