100 Free Throws in a row

9 Hoopless Days/Nights, 2 Trips to the Doctor & Being OK With Falling Short on a Goal

November 8, 2011
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After nine extremely long days and nights that ranged from a mild soar throat and achy tiredness to a sinus infection that left me barely able to breathe or speak, I made my way back on the court this past Sunday and played the game I love. Besides my injury, that had been the longest […]

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Who Are YOU Competing With?

October 13, 2011
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A week ago, as part of my basketball workout, I set out to make 100 NBA three pointers while logging my shooting percentage, Dave Hopla style. Shooting NBA range threes isn’t something I typically work on in my normal shooting workouts, as I have always felt until every other shot is as money as a […]

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New Opponents, Conditioning & 45 Free Throws in a Row!

September 15, 2011
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OK, it’s been forever since I’ve played anyone 1-on-1 (June 21st actually) and while I had hoped to have numerous games between then and now, almost every single thing I had lined up fell through. On top of that, for the last couple of weeks I’ve felt like I’m running in mud, so last week […]

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23 Questions with McDonald’s All-American and Northwestern Freshman Morgan Jones!

August 30, 2011
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I stood stationary but ready underneath the goal, next to a young woman, one of only two at the particular workout this past May. The coach standing behind us at the free throw line instructed, “Backboard, baseline, backboard, backboard, get the ball!”

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The Road to Recovery (Part 1: What I’ve Been Doing)

March 15, 2011
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It’s been 44 days since it happened. Forty-four days since I’ve been able to play basketball, due to my injury. What have I been up to in that time? Therapy and Recovery. After going to Jewett Orthopedic to have my injury checked out, Dr. Felix, the orthopedic specialist, said he would like me to begin […]

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Free Throw Friday (video post): Week 1 Update

October 29, 2010

Last Friday, I began documenting my road to 100 free throws in a row.  Due to a busy weekend schedule, I was unable to shoot any last weekend, but picked it up Monday morning and shot free throws each morning since. I had hoped, after day one’s 16 in a row, that I would have […]

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Christmas in October?

October 28, 2010
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The National Basketball Association or NBA as us hoopsters call it (haha) kicked off its regular season two nights ago and this year my feeling going into the basketball season is different. Actually how I feel about this NBA season is familiar, I just haven’t felt it in sometime. Over 20 years ago my then […]

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Free Throw Friday (video post)

October 22, 2010
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The journey to 100 Free Throws in a Row began early this morning for me. Starting today, I will do my best to post a video every Friday of my progress on the road to 100. Today I made 16 in a row.  Not bad for day one! If you’d like to join me on […]

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100 Free Throws In a Row

October 21, 2010
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There are a couple of ways to always find a place for yourself on on any court in the World.  It really comes down to being efficient in some avenue of the game.  That can be playmaking, scoring, defending, or shooting. Of the four just named, shooting is the easiest one for any player to […]

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