Every summer we hear some sort of debate about AAU (Travel Team) and High school basketball.

So much discussion from A-to-Z.

One thing is certain, now that Travel Team ball is over, the players have the next three months to work on their game. They should hit the gym. 90 days is enough time to improve. High School basketball is right around the corner.

No excuses.

No finger pointing at who is at fault if a player doesn’t improve.

Time to go to work..


Via Phil Jackson:

“Today’s players simply lack the skills to play the triangle. They know  how to play one-on-one, catch-and-shoot, and they’ve mastered crossover  dribbles, spins, playing off of screens and step-back shots. They don’t  know how to execute things like inside-reverse pivots and other basic  footwork. They have no sense of timing or organization. They don’t  really know how to play five-on-five basketball. It’s strictly  generational.”


From Klay Thompson:

“I look at a guy like Manu Ginobili who came off the bench almost his entire career. Never averaged more than 20 points a game, but he’s a four-time champion, you know? He could have easily been on another team and averaged 25 a game, but he sacrificed to win, and that’s what I expect to do next year. I don’t care about averaging 25 or even 20. I just want to finish it out and get back to the Finals and enjoy that ride.”


One of the all-time greatest players at Michigan State University.

“I love the game and I love to give back. One thing that I wished I did was work harder at a younger age. I always tell kids that. There’s a lot of kids that like to talk about it and like to dream about stuff, but you have to put in the work. You have to fall in love with the process of becoming great or otherwise you’re not going to reach your potential.”