Top 10 Ways to Make a Basketball Team

Tyler Coston counts down the top 10 ways to make a team. Can you guess what made number one?

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The Madness of March – Understanding RPI

The Rating Percentage Index (RPI) is a quantity used to measure teams based upon the wins, losses, and strength of schedule. The RPI has been used since 1981 to aid in the seeding of the men’s and women’s (since 1982) NCAA basketball tournaments.

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What Volcanoes Have to Do with Championships

I have been a part of teams that have won championships at every level; as highschoolers we won the state championship, as college athletes we won championships, and as a college coach we won championships. I have also been a part of teams that have been the worst in the conference – both as a coach and an athlete.

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Top 10 Books for Athletes, Coaches and Leaders

In line with my March 30-day challenge, I have put together a list of my 10 favorite books. This was quite a task, as I really enjoy reading and have

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The Value of the One-Second Advantage (Part 1)

As basketball players we should always try to gain a one second advantage. We can do so by using screens, moving on penetration, moving defenders with fakes, etc. Often that one second advantage is the difference between getting a great shot and having a shot contested or coming up with an empty possession and not even getting a shot off at all.

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Connecting with 1st Punch – Inviting Contact

Basketball is a contact sport. Period. In varying degrees of training, I seldom see coaches and athletes work against defensive contact. If an offensive player doesn’t make that first punch though, good luck making it beyond the first round, or first line of defense in basketball terms.

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Treat Basketball Officials Like Grandma

Officials have the thankless job of maintaining the integrity of the game; something that is very important. Yet, the sport community of players, fans, and coaches are not acting in ways that I would consider ‘championship-like’. Here are some key things to remember about Officials.

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UCONN Women add Dixon to Potent Mix

The scrappy intensity that served as the hallmark of the UConn-Rutgers women’s basketball rivalry demanded some semblance of composure and confidence from its combatants.

Given her lack of consistency during her first two seasons with the Huskies, such demands rendered Lorin Dixon almost a non-factor in these games.

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