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    Re: OFFICIAL POSTGAME THREAD - Bama v. The Barn...

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    I really wonder how much guys practice shooting these days??? I wasn't the fastest guy in the gym, nor could I jump the highest, but dadgumit, I could shoot as good as any, even when I played college ball. I was probably my team's Lawson Shafer.

    But I wonder if the more athletic guys really put the time in to develop a great shot now days? And I sometimes wonder why we don't recruit a few more shooters who may not be the best athlete on the floor but can fill it up if they get an open look.
    I don't mean to sound like Uncle Rico, but I was a very good rebounder too and I am only 6'1". I usually would out rebound much taller guys. It was effort, and a little bit of instincts and timing.
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    This might be where AAU comes into play. Guys are in the gym, but they aren't working on the fundamentals. They're just playing games.

    If you play all day at tournaments during the summer, are you going to feel like going back to the gym to work on your game during what little time you have?
    I think that has to be it. I know these guys, most of them, have to love playing. But the nature of today's environment has killed so much of the gym rat culture, of guys spending hours and hours in the gym or at the court in the park or in their yards, refining their game.

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    Re: OFFICIAL POSTGAME THREAD - Bama v. The Barn...

    Quote Originally Posted by BamaMoon View Post
    Good point. We played pick up games and when the coach could get the gym open we'd play pickup (shirts and skins) but most days it was just plugging alone in your backyard.
    This hits on another area that could be factoring into things. Guys can meet up at a court somewhere much easier than years ago. Send out a quick tweet "Going to _____. Meet up and let's play some hoops!" If a few friends show up, you're not going to get in a line to work on your layups. You're going to play a game.
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    Re: OFFICIAL POSTGAME THREAD - Bama v. The Barn...

    When I first played "21", seems like most free shots were from the free throw line. Later, the free shots were moved up the top of the key. I don't know if it varied more by location or if the game of 21 evolved to the top of the key at most locations. Maybe it was always that way at some courts. It helps a little on free throws though it is usually played to fill time while waiting for a pickup game.

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    Re: OFFICIAL POSTGAME THREAD - Bama v. The Barn...

    Quote Originally Posted by day-day View Post
    When I first played "21", seems like most free shots were from the free throw line. Later, the free shots were moved up the top of the key. I don't know if it varied more by location or if the game of 21 evolved to the top of the key at most locations. Maybe it was always that way at some courts. It helps a little on free throws though it is usually played to fill time while waiting for a pickup game.
    Same. I remember (in the early to mid 80's) the same experience. Probably played it more from the 3 point line at the top of the key.

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    Re: OFFICIAL POSTGAME THREAD - Bama v. The Barn...

    Quote Originally Posted by TIDE-HSV View Post
    I don't think that violates the structural practice rule. The seven on seven football summer practice would violate the rule, if a coach were present or even observed by a coach. (IIRC, a S&C type can be present for "health purposes," now.) I don't think that voluntary solitary practice would violate it, even if it could be enforced...
    I was really referring to actual practice time with coaching supervision. Having everyone shoot 100 free throws would eat up a lot of time. Obviously, a player can do whatever he wants in his free time.




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