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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...

By: Basi Prokofyev

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...

By: Basi Prokofyev

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 ...

By: Basi Prokofyev

Play Your Best With This 3-Exercise Basketball Warm-Up

For as much time and energy basketball players put into honing their games, few realize the impact a proper warm-up can have on their performance. ...

By: Rakim Anim

Steph Curry Says Playing Multiple Sports Gave Him Confidence to Be an MVP

You can count Stephen Curry among the number of pro athletes who firmly believe in the virtues of children playing multiple sports. The two-time NB...

By: Brandon Hall

How to Be an Effective Basketball Scorer Without Shooting 3-Pointers

As basketball has progressed, the 3-point line has become the predominant factor in dictating the direction the game is now headed. Just take a look a...

By: Kyle Scadlock

Why Lonzo Ball's Shooting Struggles May Have Nothing to Do With His Unorthodox Form

Ever since Lonzo Ball burst onto the scene as a freshman at UCLA, much was made about the way he shot the basketball. Though people expected his great...

By: Kyle Scadlock

How Perimeter Players Can Use a Size Advantage With the 'Barkley' Move

As a forward or a big guard (or even a post player who may find themselves on the perimeter), you're going to have situations in which your defender i...

By: Kyle Scadlock

How Trae Young's Brutal High School Workouts Prepared Him to Set College Basketball on Fire

Trae Young is becoming a household name with the numbers and highlights he's been putting up so far this season. The University of Oklahoma's freshman...

By: Kyle Scadlock

4 Shooting Machine Tips for Young Basketball Players

"The Gun" by Shoot-A-Way is a shooting machine that has revolutionized the way basketball players train on their own. The machines can be found in gym...

By: Kyle Scadlock