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Former NBA all-star Detlef Schrempf breaks down the pass fake & drive drill

Detlef Schrempf is a former first round pick of the Dallas Mavericks and 3-time NBA All-Star. He played in the league for 16-years averaging 13.9 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.4 assisters per game for his career. In the video below Schrempf talks about the effectiveness of the pass fake setting up an...

4th grader D'Qori Abanikanda handles have made him a viral sensation

D’Qori Abanikanda is a 10-year old point guard from Marietta, Georgia. The 4’11 point guard recently went viral after one of his crossovers sent his defender flying in the air forcing the referee to...

C.J. McCollum breaks down the importance of the shot fake

C.J. McCollum is an all star shooting guard for the Portland Trailblazers. Over his last four years in the NBA McCollum has averaged over 20 points per game on over 40% shooting from the field.

Kendall Gill goes over the basics of the between cross dribble

Kendall Gill knows a thing or two about crossovers. He was the fifth overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1990 NBA Draft and went on to play 15 seasons in the NBA racking up 12,914 career...

Why most players miss the baseline reverse

Reverses are really important. You have to be able to make them. There are really 3 things that players do wrong that screw up on reverses: 

Bates Fundamentals Elite Basketball Camp Top Performers

Over 80 youth athletes gathered at Lincoln High School in Ypsilanti, Michigan yesterday to take part in the second annual Bates Fundamentals Elite Basketball Camp. Bates Fundamentals is an...

Bates Fundamentals Camp bringing Y1ACT to Michigan

Bates Fundamentals is a basketball organization focused on the training and development of youth basketball players.   

Fundamentals of developing a free throw routine

Free throws are the simplest part of the game of basketball, you get fouled, and you go to the line to get two or three free shots.

How to Properly Warm-Up Before Playing Basketball

Doing a proper warm-up before any kind of sporting activity is essential but it is even more important in a physical demanding sport like basketball. Over the years, coaches have tried different...