Hey guys im a guard on my aau team and my coach is always talking about increasing your basketball IQ. What does he mean and what things should i know to increase my basketball IQ. Thanks.
You can watch higher level players and watch the little things such as movement off the ball, defenses, setting screens, ball fakes, etc.
Your fellow student of the game,
Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard.
- Kevin Durant
Basketball IQ means how smart you are with basketball. That means, do you choose the right plays?
If you have the ball, you have to make a decision what to do with it. It isn't smart to drive if there's a great shotblocker in the paint, if you decide on time to drive and kick it out to a shooter, you have a high chance of score.
So basketball IQ is about making good decisions.
If you want a higher basketball IQ, try to watch everybody on the floor, and think before you shoot, drive or pass.
If you see everybody on the floor, you might see people where you can pass the ball to for the easy score.