Aspects of Mike Poole’s game have changed over the past couple of months.
The senior has been working religiously on developing a dependable mid-range game, erasing his tendency to barrel to the bucket every trip down the floor. Poole has made some progress, some footsteps, though the high-riser is hell-bent on adding rich range and accuracy to his offensive repertoire. Slim refuses to rest until that happens.
Supplementing his forays to the cup and trademark explosiveness with a medium-range game he can extend to beyond the arc has been a commitment of highest order, Poole told BOUNCE on Wednesday.
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Kemba Walker will admit it.
The kid they call EZ Pass hasn’t been operating UConn’s offense the way CT folks envisoned the Rucker Regular would the past few weeks, and UConn’s three-headed mauling machine of Walker-Stanley Robinson-Jerome Dyson hadn’t been leading the way they were supposed to during the program’s first three-game slide in three years.
“(Coach Blaney) told us (Walker, Dyson, Robinson) we’re the big three on this team and he wanted us to take the leadership role,” said Walker.
“All three of us haven’t been doing a great job with it, but lately throughout practice, we’ve been talking to the guys and trying to get them to step up.” Read More »
I already introduced Samy Ameziane aka ” Le comte de bouderbala” on bouncemag.com. But recently a documentary has been made about his atypical career, mixing basketball and stand-up comedy shows.
Part 2 : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9qka0_de-saintdenis-a-newyork2-le-comte-d_fun
Part 3 : http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x9qkgd_de-saintdenis-a-newyork3-le-comte-d_fun
UConn’s Kemba Walker is having a solid freshman campaign. Photo: tommymac.com.
Now I realize I’m not exactly breaking news when I say UConn point guard Kemba Walker’s future looks bright. I’ve seen the Bronx native play in person a few times now (at last year’s McDonald’s game and at West 4th a couple times this past summer). But I can’t describe how impressed I was seeing “EZ Pass” first-hand at Wednesday’s UConn Marquette game. Read More »
Sherrod Wright – Pick 9 in Mock Playground Draft
While watching former St. Anthony’s standout Tyshawn Taylor, (first playground experience was with Dyckman/Jim Couch Foundation in the Holcombe Rucker Memorial League) start as a freshman at Kansas, I grouped him as a player who could excel as an All-Surface Performer. He possesses the killer speed and sudden stops to dead defender’s legs, the bungees to go over the 6′8″ or better big man, and the jumper to deal with the uneven elements that the outdoor game brings. Combine that with the killer disposition to recover from the back-and-forth, one-on-one challenge the playground presents, and you get a player who has the ability to excel on the All-Surface level (Grassroots/High School, College and Playground).
Playground ability is a gift that many players who are NBA pros don’t possess. The list down below presents 10 that are All-Surface types. They have the ability to play in the NBA and come through on the asphalt to produce the “spillout” that we all love to talk about. A few names are surprising. Read More »