Sunday, March 16, 2008

Basketball Season #3 Set to Start Monday Night

That's right ladies and gentleman, tomorrow night tips off season number three of church league basketball way out in east San Jose. Our team is unchanged from last season which is good and bad. Good because we all know each other's strengths and weaknesses, get along well with each other, and have had success record-wise. Bad because we lack defensive prowess, rebounding, ball-handling, and have come up short in the playoffs the last two seasons with this group.

Despite the fact that reason would tell you we have little hope of a championship, I'm optimistic we can have a successful season. We have our best defender back from his pinky finger injury and there is always the chance that the dominant teams from last season could lose a key player or that we could have a great night against them and pull off the upset.

My personal goal for the season is to not settle as much for the outside shot and look to take the ball the basket more. I have been practicing my moves and play making around the basket and hope it pays off. I need to get more confident with my right hand and more consistent with reverse lay-ups and driving by my defender. This is important because I will be able to be more effective in games that my outside shot is not falling. Instead of continuing to shoot, I will go the hole, get layups, or hopefully get fouled and make free throws.

I'll let you know how our first game goes on Tuesday!

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