PSB Podcast “Overseas Basketball Stories” – De’Mon Brooks

In this episode of the PSB Podcast, PSB Co-founder Brendan Winters sits down with former Davidson College Wildcat stand out, and current overseas professional basketball player, De’Mon Brooks. Brendan and De’Mon discuss DeMon’s career and all of the ups and downs that come with playing overseas basketball.

Brooks had an incredible run in his time at Davidson College (2010-11 through 2014-15) that included a conference championship and a tournament MVP. He was also named a freshman All-American and Southern Conference Player of the Year.

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NEWS: PSB to Open Offerings in San Francisco

The Pro Skills Basketball staff and organization are very excited to announce that we will now be adding San Francisco, CA. to the list of our locations! 

Pro Skills Basketball is a Youth Basketball Organization dedicated to changing the win-at-all-costs, negative youth basketball environment to a more healthier, more positive environment through a focus on teaching, coaching, and learning.

At PSB we believe basketball is more than just wins and loses. Our mission is to create a culture that fosters the tenacious pursuit of improvement on and off the court.

 

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PSB Podcast “Journey to the NBA” – Luke Maye

In this episode of the PSB Podcast, PSB Co-founder Logan Kosmalski talks with recent UNC-Chapel hill graduate/player Luke Maye. Logan and Luke discuss Luke’s stellar career as a basketball player from playing for Logan’s PSB 7th grade team to Luke’s career at UNC-Chapel hill to now signing with the Milwaukee Bucks G-League team, the Wisconsin Herd.

Luke put together a career at UNC-Chapel hill that will go down in the history books. In his freshman season (2015-16), he played 5.6 minutes a game and averaged 1.2 points per game.

Luke put the work in and put the college basketball world on notice.

In his junior season, Luke averaged 16.9 points per game, 10.1 rebounds per game and played 32.2 minutes per game. That same season UNC Chapel-hill won the National Championship (2017-18).

Luke went on to have a stellar senior campaign and has now signed a contract with the Milwaukee Bucks G-League team the Wisconsin Herd.

Listen to more of Luke’s story in this episode of the PSB Podcast!

PSB Podcast “New NCAA Recruiting Rules” – Sim Frazier

In this episode of the PSB Podcast, PSB Co-founder Brendan Winters talks with PSB Elite Teams Assistant Director, Sim Frazier. Brendan and Sim discuss how the new recruiting rules set by the NCAA have had major effects on grassroots basketball organizations and players. 

Sim has been a major fixture in Charlotte’s youth coaching scene. He has coached middle school, high school and AAU teams over the past 10 plus years.

Since joining PSB as the 17U Elite coach Sim has been instrumental in the growth and development of the Elite program and its continued success. In 2017 Sim’s team captured the championship at the prestigious Nike Memorial Classic.

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3 BENEFITS OF POSITIONLESS BASKETBALL

Positionless youth basketball

The game of basketball has undergone a revolution of sorts over the last 10 years. We now see traditional roles and positions on the court going by the wayside in favor of more dynamic players who can slot into multiple different spots on the court. This has been coined “positionless basketball”.

The days of having a traditional “big man” or “point guard” or “small forward” have morphed into a more simple definition of “guards” and “forwards”, many of which are interchangeable. Hence the term “positionless”.

With positionless basketball now being played at the highest level of the game in the NCAA and NBA, why would we, in youth basketball, not want to teach our young players the same concepts?  

Having positionless basketball players creates a more interesting team that is harder to match up with because of the varying abilities of all players on the court.

It also can save the sanity of a youth coach because rather than having to label kids as the “1”, “2”, “3”, etc. a youth coach can simply teach the same overall concept and allow them to work out what they do best on their own.

But let’s dive deeper into this now and discuss 3 direct benefits of positionless youth basketball, and why this will be the main focus for PSB Club Teams in 2019.

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