Every summer besides playing countless hours of pick up and summer league games, I would focus on one part of my game. One summer it was dribbling. I was determined to have the basketball on a string when I got back to school, have the best handles on the team. Daily, I did ball handling drills, dribbled around the neighborhood, dribbled a weighted ball, and put dribbling moves on chairs and cones.
Another summer was shooting. I shot at least 500 shots a day. That year my goal increased, I wanted to be the best shooter in the district. See, that’s the great thing about basketball, you can practice and get better all by yourself.
Lastly, I loved going to school that first day after summer after I had grown a few inches and put serious work into my game. I wanted to see where I stood against all the other kids, show everyone how much I had improved. I’ll say it again, BASKETBALL PLAYERS ARE MADE IN THE SUMMER !! –Coach Joey–