I think anyone who follows this journal will find that I can offer a unique perspective that not many can. Anyone who is interested in what a basketball player playing for an elite basketball program goes through on a daily basis will be able to see that im my journal. Along with the extra hours that I put in the weight room that you will see, You will also get a look at all the other aspects that go into the making of a player that hopes to play professional basketball oversees, then eventually, nba. Also, I have suffered from an ACL injury that doctors thought would end my career. This journal can serve as insiration for anyone that has suffered this injury that with hard work you can come back as strong, or even stronger, than you were.
I am a freshman basketball player at a high level d2 in Ohio. Our season has just ended. After taking a week off, I am starting my training. I have incredible, but not unreasonable, expectations for next year, but to reach them, I am going to have to work harder this upcoming year than i ever have before.
My team went 32-5 last year, and we are returning all but one player, who came off the bench and played only a few minutes. With all the players returning, it is going to be an absolute battle to gain playing time for a younger guy like me. I am coming off an ok freshman season, I had a season high 11 pts on two occasions, but the most minutes i played this year in a game was 20 minutes, or half a game. still, with only playing spare minutes, I was able to establish myself as one of the teams best defenders.I feel that all the sucess I had was just from hustling and athleticism, I feel, and many others do, that I have a ton of untapped potential that I am going to tap into with the work I will do this off-season
My vision is to average about 16ppg, and 8rpg next year. I plan to do this with having an unstoppable face-up game, being a beast on the boards, a lethal jumper, and being able to handle the ball so well, big men that are matched up on me will have absolutly no chance to stay in front of me. With these stats and the team we have next year, there is a great chance i would be an all american.
I am about 6'6 220 at about 8%bf right now. By next season I hope to be 6'6-6'7 235 7-10%bf. Also. as you may have seen in a post in the Sports training forum, I have aspirations of having a 45 inch verticle by the time i graduate. Currently, my vertical is 36 inches (approx) by next year i would be happy with a 39 inch vert, so i will try to improve that aspect 3 inches this off season, which will be tough, but is possible.
But it is time to hit the gym, I will post Day 1 tonite or tommorow morning, Thank you for reading