What Are the Odds of Competing in Men’s Professional Basketball?

When we survey NCAA student-athletes about their expectations of moving on to professional athletics careers, the results indicate surprising confidence in that possibility. The reality is that very few go pro.     Estimated probability of competing in men's college basketball High School Participants NCAA Participants Overall % HS to NCAA % HS to NCAA … Continue reading What Are the Odds of Competing in Men’s Professional Basketball?

Why Young Basketball Players Should NOT Watch the NBA

  Yesterday I read an interesting article by a man who says young players shouldn't watch the NBA. And he backs this up with many solid points: The NBA is chock-full of: Poor sportsmanship Yelling at referees Technical fouls and ejections And it's not great for our young, impressionable youth to see these things on a nightly … Continue reading Why Young Basketball Players Should NOT Watch the NBA

The Best Ball Handling Drills for Youth Basketball Players

Two-Ball Dribbling Over the last 7 years is the deficiency of ball handling skills in many youth basketball players.  A vast majority of youth players can dribble with their dominant (strong) hand, but not with their weak (off) hand. This ball handling drill forces kids to do two things: 1. Utilize the off (weak) hand 2. Challenge/Develop … Continue reading The Best Ball Handling Drills for Youth Basketball Players