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Why Zach Collins Became a Lottery Pick After Averaging Just 10 Points Per Game at Gonzaga

When you first glance at Zach Collins' numbers from his lone season at Gonzaga, you might be a bit confused as to why he went 10th overall in the 2017...

By: Brandon Hall

These Three Words Helped Ben Simmons Stay Focused During His Rehab

It's been 455 days since the Philadelphia 76ers made Ben Simmons the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. He has yet to play a single minute. Last ...

By: Brandon Hall

How Going Vegan Propelled NBA Veteran Wilson Chandler to His Best Season Ever

Wilson Chandler knew he needed to do something different. After being told he'd miss the entire 2015-2016 NBA season with a hip injury, a frighteni...

By: Brandon Hall

Freshman Phenom Michael Porter Jr. Has Been Training for 'Positionless Basketball' His Entire Life

Basketball is evolving. Traditional positions are evaporating in favor of an army of tall, ultra-athletic freaks who can defend multiple positions....

By: Brandon Hall

Christian McCaffrey Says Playing Multiple Sports Is the Best Thing He's Ever Done

Christian McCaffrey is a weapon. His ability to dissect a defense in a multitude of ways makes him one of the most entertaining players in the NFL....

By: Brandon Hall

Isaiah Thomas Explains Why Playing for the Cavs Is a 'Match Made in Heaven'

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics swapping Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas capped off a wild NBA offseason. After concerns about Thomas...

By: Brandon Hall

How to Improve Your Basketball Explosiveness in the Weight Room

Basketball season is right around the corner and will be here before you know it. Summer ball at all levels is wrapping up and teams are starting to...

By: Justin Ochoa

How to Shoot a Free Throw

An entire basketball game can sometimes come down to a single free throw. To be a reliable, high-percentage free-throw shooter and be confident steppi...

By: Kyle Scadlock

Basketball Fundamentals: Using an Off-Ball Screen

When executed the right way, an off-ball screen can create enough space for an offensive player to get an open shot or layup, making it a very effecti...

By: Kyle Scadlock

Basic Defensive Plays for Youth Basketball Coaches

At any level of basketball, there are generally three types of defenses that can be played over the course of a game. In a half-court setting, your te...

By: Kyle Scadlock