Hoop Group is now accepting applications for qualified interns for the spring and summer of 2021. One of the powers in the basketball industry, Hoop Group operates 320 annual events with over 100,000 participants. Interns play an integral part in maintaining the industry standards Hoop Group has set for close to 60 years. Chosen candidates
Our good friend and NBA Shooting Coach John Townsend demonstrates a great warm up shooting progression consisting of 4 drills to work on players’ balance and shooting form. Check out the full breakdown in the video below! Warm up progression Unders: This drill has players starting with their hand under the basketball. When players start with
by Patrick Schmitt / Just Play Solutions – Analytics Academy The Iowa Hawkeyes are currently experiencing their best season since Lute Olson coached them to the Final Four back in 1980. Current head coach Fran McCaffery has a 203-145 record in 11 seasons at Iowa. The Hawks roster this year is full of upperclassmen and
Our partner and elite skills trainer Ryan Razooky demonstrates a great drill to create space from defenders called Fly By’s. Check out the full breakdown in the video below! Fly By’s The drill starts off with the player behind the 3 point line. Then the player will pump fake the ball hard to get the defense
by Aaron Hanshaw / Just Play Solutions – Analytics Academy After finishing 20-11 last year with an 11-9 record in the Big Ten, everyone should’ve known Rutgers was for real. But if there was any doubt headed into this season, Steve Pikiell’s group has erased it, starting off 7-1 and winning three of their first four
In Coach Tony Miller‘s 7th Dr. Dish Drill of the week, he provides a great explanation of a “read and react” shooting drill. Check out the full breakdown below! This next drill has two purposes. The first is to work on making the extra pass. If you want to make it more game-like, add a
by Patrick Schmitt / Just Play Solutions – Analytics Academy Mark Few has had a great career at Gonzaga, having won over 600 games as head coach of the Bulldogs since 1999. This year’s team may be the most talented in his tenure, as they’re off to a 6-0 record, with three victories over top-15
In this Dr. Dish Drill of the week, Coach Tony Miller demonstrates a great team shooting drill called Baseline Drift Shooting. This drill incorporates players driving the baseline and then kicking the ball out to the baseline drift player for an open shot. Check out the full breakdown below! More teams are incorporating the “baseline
The player making the strongest impact from this rebuilt 2020-2021 roster is guard Koby McEwen. The Senior from Toronto played second chair to the likes of Howard in seasons past, only averaging 9.5 points per game in 2019-20. Yet so far this season, he’s been the go-to scorer late in games for Marquette and is leading the team with 15.7 points per game (almost three full points ahead of his next teammate).
by Aaron Hanshaw / Just Play Solutions – Analytics Academy In a year where so many things look different than they once were, it’s no surprise this college basketball season has begun in equally unusual fashion: Bill Self is playing small ball, Frank Martin is bald, and the highest-profile tournament took place in New Jersey.
Our partner and elite skills trainer, Ryan Razooky demonstrates a great basketball drill focusing on stabilization and shooting rhythm after catching the ball called Drift and Lift shooting. Check out the full breakdown in the video below! Drift & Lift Shooting The player will start at the elbow. Then the player drifts down to the
BOSTON, MA – HoopDirt.com and Just Play Solutions have announced that they will once again team up to present college basketball’s Coach of the Week Award. The awards program will culminate with the 2020-21 Coach of the Year honors which will be announced in March. This will be the sixth season that HoopDirt.com will recognize coaches weekly at the DI,