Hey everyone, I’ve recently decided to try out for my school’s (D-I) basketball team. I haven’t played since high school and I’m a bit rusty. Let me give you a little background info.
I’m a 6’8" 235 lbs college sophomore (my school is 5 years so eligibility wise I’d be a freshman). The reasons I didn’t try out when I first came to school were A. I was battling injuries sustained during my highschool basketball season and B.
I wanted the “normal college experience.” However, I spent one year of partying and having a good time, and I’m done with that. I discovered the iron game and really love the discipline, and rewards that it offers.
With that said, tryouts are at the end of August I believe, and I’d like to be ready to play when they come around. Here are some things I know that I need to work on, and any other comments would be greatly appreciated.
A. I’d like to get to a weight of 245 and about 10-12% BF; right now I’m at 235 and about 15%.
B. I’d like to get in basketball playing shape, something I am certainly not in
C. I’d like to get stronger in general
D. I need to become a better shooter, because in highschool I was a 5, and I’m likely going to move to a 4
E. I need better handling skills because of the aforementioned reason.
F. I need to better my agility, kind of goes with basketball playing shape, but I thought it might be worth its own category.
Basically guys, I would like your input on how I should arrange my training for the next 9 months, as well as any drills you have found effective for my goals. Also, a little postscript, in highschool i was one of the more uncoordinated people one has seen, and only in my senior year did I get to normal levels of coordination, and that year I avgd 13ppg, 6reb, and 4 bpg off the bench.
Oh yeah, I should mention that I never lifted a weight and had a mediocre at best work ethic; something I can say has changed for sure. Sorry for the long ass post