PODCAST: How New NCAA Basketball Recruiting Rules Will Affect Youth Basketball

Each week in the “Pick & Pop” series of the PSB podcast, PSB co-founders, Logan Kosmalski and Brendan Winters, discuss and debate a relevant topic in their world of youth basketball.

In this episode, however, Brendan talks with a guest, Sim Frazier, about the new NCAA basketball recruiting rules and how they’ll impact youth basketball. There has been a lot written about the college basketball recruiting rules changes, including a recent article with college coaches saying they don’t like the new rules, but Brendan and Sim try to distill it down into understandable topics.

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PRO SKILLS BASKETBALL CHINA TOUR 2018 RECAP (PART 1) – SHANGHAI

PSB Shanghai China Basketball Tour 2018

The 2018 Pro Skills Basketball China Tour is officially in the books!

For three weeks we will publish recaps with stories and pictures from all three stops: Shanghai (part 1), Chengdu (part 2), and Beijing (part 3). Then we’ll cap it all off with a documentary of the entire trip to China!

This week, part 1, details all the dumplings, dunks, and deals Shanghai had to offer … Enjoy!

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5 QUESTIONS WITH CHARLOTTE HORNETS NBA PLAYER JEREMY LAMB

This past summer, Pro Skills Basketball powered the Jeremy Lamb Basketball Camp, which was held in Charlotte, NC for boys and girls players ages 6-18.

During that camp, Jeremy Lamb, a guard for the NBA team Charlotte Hornets, sat down with the camp participants and answered their questions.

Watch the video above and/or read the questions below to hear/read his answers!

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NEWS: Kemba Walker Basketball Camp Recap

Kemba Walker Basketball Camp Bronx NY Recap 2018

On August 17th and 18th, 2018 over 200 campers showed up to the Bronx to participate in the Kemba Walker Basketball Camp.

The camp was completely free for all participants thanks in large part to Kemba Walker himself giving back to his community, but that’s nothing new for Kemba as he won the 2018 NBA Sportsmanship Award!

Kemba Walker Basketball Camp powered by Pro Skills BasketballKemba’s overwhelming message to the campers was to believe in yourself and don’t give up on your dreams.

Kemba Walker grew up in the Bronx and attended Rice High School. He is one of the most decorated native New York City basketball players of all time. Kemba went on to win a National Championship at UCONN and was named an All-Star last year playing for the Charlotte Hornets.

He is a rising star at the highest level of basketball, but this weekend was all about giving back and inspiring our youth to be driven athletes and high-character individuals.

Friday’s camp was for the younger players, ages 7-12, and Saturday’s camp was for older players, ages 13-17.

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THE TIME IS YAO: AN ASSESSMENT OF CHINESE BASKETBALL REFORMS

nba in china

 

Last month, this blog gave an overview of the NBA’s Chinese youth basketball strategy – with a focus on their academies in Zhejiang, Xinjiang, and Jilin.

In particular, we noted the challenges faced by these academies in recruiting young Chinese basketball talent against provincial sports authorities and CBA feeder networks.

 

This month, we will take a closer look at the recent reforms to China’s National team and assess the progress made since the election of Yao Ming as president of the Chinese Basketball Association on February 23, 2017.

 

Yao’s election was monumental for two reasons. First, the whole organization was “regrouped as a fully-fledged non-governmental organization,” and second he was granted wide authority to reform the existing Chinese basketball national team system.

 

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