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July 2011

Day 5

Posted by 23AirJordan Jul 30, 2011

Today or I guess now yesterday, I created a new workout for myself. I had 2 basketball sessions and 1 workout session. My workout was pretty much the same as normal but more and in my basketball practice I did 10 reverse and regular layups. Also shot 10 f.t.'s and 3's and many other things. Session 1 is a shooting session and session 2 is a ball handling session. The drill of the day is plus 1 minus 2. If you don't know how to play all you have to do is if you make it, you get one point, if you miss you lose 2. Ray Allen uses it. If you're just starting it, I recommend you go to 5. Also, if you get to -5, then you're out. Or -10 depending on what number you had to get to. That's all I've got for today.

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Day 4

Posted by 23AirJordan Jul 28, 2011

Today I didn't have a huge day. Very humid here but got in a good day of training. Illinois is never this hot but it is this year. But I worked on threes, free throws, jumpers, and lay ups. Once again.The lay up drill was the drill of the day today. Helped me the most. Today, though I customized a workout to help every aspect of my game. So I will start it tommorrow. Sorry I don't have that much to say today but it wasn't a huge day for me.

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Day 3

Posted by 23AirJordan Jul 27, 2011

Today was hot. And when I say hot I mean HOT!!!! It cooled off as they day went on though. Practiced less today. For around an hour. When will this heat wave end. Illinois summers are never this hot. Worked on my fadeaway jump shot today. That's mostly what I did. Had an off day from 3 today. Only made a couple today in about 20 attempts. We went to play tennis this morning and I played basketball at the court next door. Then I went to play tennis afterwards. All in all a good day. From now on I will start posting a drill on each post I put up. Keep following-23AirJordan

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Day 2: part 2

Posted by 23AirJordan Jul 26, 2011

Well I just finished the rest of my basketball day. Here is an overview of my day. I started off my morning with a toaster struedel for breakfast. Than did my work out(which consists of 200 curls, chest presses, sit ups, etc.) Worked on basically every part of my game and got better at my threes. I keep on getting stronger from the outside so it keeps on getting easier to shoot them. Since I'm only 5"2, shooting and ball handling are the key parts of my game. And if I want to make the pros, then I have to keep on doing this everyday. And what I was doing was jump roping for 10 minutes each day, but then I just stopped and never got back and I'm gonna start again tonight. Spread the word-23AirJordan

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Day 2: part 1

Posted by 23AirJordan Jul 26, 2011

Well I didn't see the movie so I had more time to train. But the weather is so hot here and over most of america so it was harder. I plan on going outside again to train today. Gonna keep on training until tryouts. They're in October so a long way to go. But what I figure to myself is, this is my chance to get ahead of everyone else. During this heat wave, no one will be practicing because all of these prima donnas will be afraid they're going to overheat. So to everyone who is serious about basketball and want's to play great this fall, then this is your chance to get ahead. And to all of you NFL fans out there, the season is back on. WOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! But I'm still mad the NBA season is in a lockout. Hope it goes the way the NFL one did. Or if possible, shorter. But I'm still looking forward to college ball. It's always my favorite time of the year. Thanks for all of your support-23AirJordan

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Day 2(well sort of)

Posted by 23AirJordan Jul 26, 2011

Today I plan on seeing a movie so my training will be in the morning. Today I plan on doing exactly what I did yesterday plus work on reverse lay ups. I used to be great at them and that was my scoring threat but just too long without practice didn't help. And the thing is, if you want to get better at something, you have to make time to get better. Just like I'm doing. To do that, you have to develop a good work ethic. And that's what I have. Instead, I've got friends that just sit around saying they'll make the pros in whatever sport they want. I mean, all they do is sit around and play X-Box and watch Family Guy all day. And I just mutter to myself, good luck with that. So it takes work. And most people don't realize that. Tell your friends-23AirJordan

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Day 1

Posted by 23AirJordan Jul 25, 2011

Today I worked on left handed layups, step backs, 3's, and free throws. I went 7for10 on free throws, hit three of my first 3, 3's. Improved in every category. I practiced for 2 hours today. And everyone who wants to get better needs to practice at least 2 hours a day. And do it 6-7 days a week. You can't expect to be great in one day. It takes work. And that's what I plan to do every day.

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About Me

Posted by 23AirJordan Jul 25, 2011

When I was a kid, I went back and forth between sports. If it was baseball season, I wanted to play baseball forever. If it was football season, I wanted to play in the NFL. And so on. But I live in Illinois where it's snowy in basketball season, and well, if there's no time for me to play when the season's done, then I thought well it can't be basketball. But just past year, 2010, I decided right when the season started that I loved it so much and I wouldn't give it up. And sure enough, about a year later, I still love it. My goal is to make the pros. That's why I named this blog Pro Basketball instead of NBA, because make it in Europe or the CBA is just as great an accomplishment as making any other league would be. Now don't get me wrong, the NBA would be one of my biggest accomplishment, but making a D1 school in College would be the greatest. That's my dream, to make the Pros. I will now give daily updates and what I'm doing to get better.- 23AirJordan

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Posted by 23AirJordan Jul 24, 2011

I know basically everyone who loves basketball has the dream of playing in the NBA. I do too. Just the idea of getting paid millions of dollars seems too good to be true. But what most people don't realize is the hard work you have to put into it. Peope who are absolutely sure that's what they want to do. And after they are sure of that they will either go outside and practice everyday, or sit inside dreaming of what life will be like if they make it. But the kind that sits inside doesn't know how much farther away they are getting as they do nothing. And later in life they will realize that you can't sit around waiting for something amazing to happen. And those who do get to the professional level will be satisfied with the work they have put in when they were younger. That is what this blog is geared toward. Doing what it takes to play pro basketball.

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This blog is about having the dream of playing pro basketball. Whether it's the CBA or NBA. Wherever it is, what you need to do and how you do it to get there.

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