Thanks to Creighton Burns for passing this one from Paul Hoover:
A Passion for Basketball
. A general overall love for the game
. Dedication to practice EVERYDAY
. This involves time management!!!!
. Discipline to practice at game speed
. Eagerness to improve and work on weaknesses
. Have basketball goals / plans for the future
. A belief I'm the best player on the court
. A belief that no one can defend me
. A belief that every shot is going in
. A belief of "Refuse to lose" i.e. "I won't lose"
A Feel for the Game
. Understanding the game and every aspect of your position
. Fluidity and relaxation on offense
. Don't think about what's before you / react
. Ability to change speeds and change hands at any moment
Not Afraid to Fail and Make Mistakes
. Able to take crucial shots
. Ability to take shots without thinking
. Take initiation at both ends of the court and attack
. Not afraid to momentarily fail when learning new techniques
. Always take responsibility for your own play
. Don't use excuses when things aren't going your way. There might be a
reason why your teammates don't pass the ball to you!!
How Many of these Traits Do You Possess?