I have played Point Guard for 3 years and we recently got a new coach. He plays me as the Small Forward and I respect that, but i don't know what i need to do to help my team. I get 2.75 ppg, about 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. Back when i was Point Guard, I had 8 ppg, 4 rebounds, and 6 assists. I can hit a lot of open shots or drive to the basket, but theres always an open teamate. Im happy with my team, but not many of us can shoot. It feels like if i shoot, I feel like I will be hogging the ball, since they are usually pretty open. My team has been losing 3/4 of its games and I need to help more, before they give up. BTW, Im 13 and we are playing in Summer League, with a record of 1-4. Our Regular Season record was 2-11.
One of the keys to being a great ball player is the ability to make the right decisions on the court. It becomes hard when you have the skills to do things on the court, yet are not mentally sure you're doing the right thing in many instances, for fear of being considered a ball hog.
Here is how I approach the game:
If I drive to the basket and someone jumps over to help, I pass out to the open man!! 100 x out of 100x, I pass to the open man.
You know, everyone is critical of LeBron James for passing to the open man during the last second play of a game. What critics fail to realize is the player that is passed to is much more settled and ready to shoot, than LeBron James when he gets double and triple teamed.
I can almost guarantee you that your teammates respect you for sharing the rock, but.... at times may prefer that you take it yourself.
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hi blue eye sound like you are a good ball player. i would consider: