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Drill of the Week

Our good friend and NBA Shooting Coach John Townsend demonstrates a great 3-point shooting drill called 2 & Out to work on streak shooting. Check out the full breakdown in the video below! https://www.youtube.com/embed/IC8nkNZf2eQ 2 & Out The drill involves 5 spots around the three point line: corners, wings, and the top of the key.

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Hoop Insights: The Muss Bus is Rolling

by Aaron Hanshaw | Just Play Sports Solutions | Analytics Academy Every year, as the end of the regular season nears, we see some top teams falter in surprising ways. Top-ranked teams go down to bottom-feeders, and streaks come to an end. Whether it’s players with an eye on the postseason or just a lack of respect for teams at

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Drill of the Week

In this Dr. Dish Drill of the week from Coach Tony Miller, he demonstrates a great drill called Contested Closeout Shooting focused on game-like action against a defender.  Checkout the full breakdown below! It can be a challenge creating game-like shooting drills for small group workouts (e.g., 2-4 players). This contested shooting drill simulates game-like

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Hoop Insights: Ayo Dosunmu Keeps Getting Better

For the past two years, amidst moderate draft buzz, Ayo Dosunmu, the Chicago native has returned, been talked about in the preseason, and helped raise the level of the program. The Illini won 12 games his freshman year, 21 last year, and they’re on pace to pass that mark this year, now sitting at fifth in the country.

Drill of the Week

Our good friend and NBA Shooting Coach John Townsend demonstrates a great 3-point shooting challenge called Plus 5. Check out the full breakdown in the video below! https://www.youtube.com/embed/Za9U_2JYzU8 This drill focuses on the difference between makes and misses as players try for a score of plus 5. Made shots are plus 1 and missed shots

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Drill of the Week

In this Dr. Dish Drill of the week, Coach Tony Miller breaks down a great shooting challenge drill to increase competition while getting up a lot of shots called spot shooting. Check out the full breakdown below! This is a another player-favorite shooting drill. Especially for single-player workouts, I’m always looking for ways to include competitiveness. In

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Hoop Insights: UVA and the Importance of Jay Huff

by Aaron Hanshaw | Just Play Sports Solutions | Analytics Academy There’s this funny thing about Virginia under Tony Bennett: People talk a whole lot about the team, and sometimes talented players get lost in the conversation. It isn’t a bad thing at all; basketball is a team sport. It’s also not Bennett’s fault, as he’s not sitting around grabbing

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Drill of the Week

Our good friend and NBA Shooting Coach John Townsend demonstrates a great 3-point shooting drill called 42s to work on stationary and off the move 3-point shots. Check out the full breakdown in the video below! This drill involves 42 3-point shots in sets of 3. This means players will shoot 3 shots on the

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Drill of the Week

In this warm up shooting progression, NBA Shooting Coach John Townsend demonstrates a great way to specifically warm up for distance shooting. You can watch John’s first “Basic Warm Up Progression” here. For the full distance warm up, check out the breakdown below:  https://www.youtube.com/embed/tBtej1Rkgt8 In this progression, John focuses on 3 drills: High Start High

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Hoop Insights: Houston’s Return to the Top Tier of CBB

by Patrick Schmitt | Just Play Sports Solutions | Analytics Academy The Houston Cougars have begun the American Athletic Conference season 6-1 behind the supreme scoring of Quentin Grimes. The transfer from Kansas is currently ranked third in the AAC with 17.8 points per game. His play has taken a whole ‘nother step forward for the Cougars, after the departure

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