Standing in front of roughly 60 students of the game, Chad Songy reflected on a not-so-memorable stretch where he shot 13 percent from 3-point range during the first eight games of his senior season at Millsaps College.
This coming from one of the top marksmen in the league just one year earlier. It boiled down to a matter of confidence — something he momentarily lost during that troubling time. But not for long.
A flurry of mid-season lineup changes for the Tulsa Shock continued this morning as they acquired forward Rashanda McCants from Minnesota in exchange for Alexis Hornbuckle.
There is no question that JU women’s basketball head coach Jill Dunn will count on senior guard Gigi Thomas as a leader this season following her completion at the Point Guard College in Carrollton, Ga. Thomas was one of 65 athletes invited to the camp which was specially designed to teach basketball players to play the game intelligently, to train purposefully, to be “coaches on the court,” and to be true leaders during games, in practice, during the off-season, and in everyday life.
Each year, our directors spend a lot of time with the many special basketball players that our program attracts, along with great observing coaches. As shared in each of our first lectures, there are two types of players who attend any summer basketball camp or player development program: athletes and campers.
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VIDEO: It’s the NBA vs. the WNBA as Minnesota Timberwolves forward Ryan Gomes takes on Minnesota Lynx guard and Point Guard College alum, Monica Wright, in a game of H.O.R.S.E.
Like most people, a lot of basketball players are looking for that one thing that will create an immediate impact for themselves and their team. Let’s take a look at five things any player can do to gain immediate improvement.
Great shooters like Ray Allen and Kobe Bryant are providing a must-watch NBA Finals series as they show off theiroffensive games to give their teams another NBA crown. While it can be difficult to prevent a great shooter from scoring, especially if they have strong counter dribble moves, there are a few simple things you can do ‘every’ and ‘always’ to limit the scoring opportunities for any great shooter.
I was given this book “The Go Giver” by a mentor of mine, and the powerful thoughts shared in the book are now a part of my every-day life (along with the sequel, “The Go Giver Sells More”). While the book does not offer great basketball drills or agility exercises (because that’s the message), I found immediate correlations between a Go Giver and the type of leaders we are trying to teach, build, and mold at Point Guard College. Here is a brief summary of the book and its correlation to being a true point guard and leader – both on and off the court.