So ye here is my problem,
for the last 3 years ive litterly played every single position, ive played center,guard and forward and i really dunno what to train on anymore...
im 16 years old and like 1.87m (6 feet 3 inches i think?) and fairly muscly (not ripped or anything), I had to play center the first year cuz i was the biggest on the team and the only one that could grab a rebound/ make a post move, ive played forward cuz... well i dunno rlly just cuz i had to and i played sg for quite some time now because i can drain the 3 and my ball handeling is pretty good.
now overall my best quality is by far my in traffic/off dribble shooting and the stepbakc jumper, if i get the chance to drive ill mostly go for it and then stepback and hit it from a coouple feet out.
my post moves are decent but its just because if i get into trouble i know i can spin out and take the fadeaway.
my weak points are probably: drive on speed(my speed is good but I dont practise it because i dont feel safe when going on speed), finishing against a big guy, mostly finishing within the bucket... and against a good shot blocker in mostly kinda scr*wd too because they can predict the jumper and act accordingly.
Now should i play sg for my jumpers or should i maybe play center for the fadeaway if it gets too hard to finish?
Maybe even forward if you see a good reason behind that but i dont rlly know anymore
Help/advice is highly appreciated and if you think im getting something wrong pls tell me because not everyone''s perfect i guess but ill make sure to practise hard on whatever i have to play atm
(sorry for the bad english maybe, its not my native language, my apologies if you had trouble reading)
Sadly i dont because my parents arent interested in my sport and the team i play usually doesnt do that,
i could provide some clips or something of me taking some shots or something but i dont think that will do very much good ;p
but i can give you additional information if needed
at 6'3 go for shooting guard. You will never be tall enough to play center unless you get some crazy growth spurt, which is highly unlikely. But you will probably reach about 6'4 or 6'5 by time your a senior which is perfect height for a shooting guard. It sounds like you already have a good jumpshot, and it seems like your ballhandling is decent it was hard to tell how you worded it.
I would work on the driving with speed i guess that was your issue? But just continue to improve ballhandling.
And still work on some post moves because that is an advantage againts smaller quick guards that you can drive by, you can take them into the post.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
Thanks man thats some great advice, ye my english is sometimes a little chaotic but you got the message appeareantly
I think my length is indeed too little for a center ( we got some new guys who are nearly 7 feet so ;p np there anymore)
Ill make sure ill practice my ball handling and speed a lot, and ofc my jumper
great tip on the post moves btw I''ll be sure to discuss it with my coach!
No problem. I had the same decision, but it came a little sooner for me (im 15 yrs old). When i was younger i always played center but realized i would never grow up to be super tall so i am now a tall guard which is a huge advantage and the post moves help to post up small guards. Tall kids with guard skills are a killer mismatch.
Plus your pull up jumper and stepback you were talkin about are great because no one uses midrange game anymore