Hoop Talk 101

If there’s one thing that riles the dander of this corner it’s so-called basketball experts who seemingly do not know the importance of using highly specific language when communicating with others.

Let’s conduct a short quiz.

Raise your hand if you think you know what a “screen” is?

Raise your hand if you think you know what a “ball screen” is?

Now … raise your hand if you think you know what a “pick” is?

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In the judgment of this corner … the person heard speaking during this specific video might not know as much about teaching and learning elite level hoops as he thinks he does.

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In general, a lack of specificity is an important road-block to learning, and hence the proper execution of a skill.

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