Posted by snizzle on July 10, 2017 at 08:16:32:
In Reply to: Re: Skills Lacking in Today's Player posted by steve schecter on July 10, 2017 at 02:57:46:
: : I believe it is safe to say that today's player handles the ball better than players of years or decades past. Just my opinion.
: : We also know kids are bigger and more athletic than ever before.
: : That being said, what skill is not taught or is lacking in the players we see today?
: : Appreciate all input and comments.
: What is not being taught is the mental side of basketball.
True. Alot of these kids spend countless hours dribbling through cones with trainers but their actual basketball IQ is very low.
Also some skills such as shooting a mid range shot are completely ignored these days. I understand not shooting long 2s but these kids can't even make an open 12-15 foot shot in a game.
Defensive fundamentals are also often ignored. I have been watching some high school summer games and very few kids bother much with playing defense. Kids can handle the ball and shoot 3s but put little effort on the other end.
Many are also mentally weak. They get behind a little bit in a game and start hoisting 3s without running any plays.
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