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Point Guards, Personality, and Sports Psychology

Note: I originally published this article in three parts starting on July 4, 2008 on a previous iteration of this blog. I edited the articles for length, but they’re essentially the same articles, which also appear in Brian McCormick’s Hard2Guard … Continue reading

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O.J. Mayo, Dribbling Drills, and Point Guards

While reading through the Sports Illustrated NBA preview, I noticed that O.J. Mayo is still working on his dribbling in an effort to be a point guard: “Mayo improved his ball handling in the off-season and can handle both guards … Continue reading

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When the Best Athletes Collide…A Story of Point Guards

Sports Illustrated features a great article about Marvin Townsend, an AAU baseball coach from Chesapeake, Virginia titled “Virginia’s Boy Wonders.” The article talks about filling out a line-up card when teenagers David Wright (New York Mets), Mark Reyonolds (Arizona Diamondbacks), … Continue reading

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Experts, Vision, and Perceptual Skills

In an article written by ESPN the Magazine’s Tom Farrey, former NBA star and current radio show host Rick Barry said: “I don’t know where it comes from but either a player has it or a player doesn’t have it,” Rick Barry … Continue reading

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The Personality of a Point Guard

In the lead-up to the 2008 NBA Draft, experts projected the ability of combo guards like O.J. Mayo, Jerryd Bayless, Russell Westbrook and Eric Gordon to become NBA point guards. After Baron Davis joined the Los Angeles Clippers, people in … Continue reading

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