As part of the Jr. NBA at Home initiative, NBA and WNBA players have come together to bring basketball fans at home the ultimate guide on how to improve their basketball skills whilst spending time indoors during the coronavirus quarantine.
Jr. NBA at Home is part of the newly-created NBA Together programme – launched in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to support, engage, educate and inspire youth, families and fans – and aims to help young players stay active and develop their game in a safe and healthy way at home.
In a series of interactive videos (listed at the bottom of this alert), NBA and WNBA players the likes of Cleveland Cavaliers’ Larry Nance Jr., Charlotte Hornets’ Devonte Graham and Seattle Storm’s Jewell Loyd demonstrate some simple, but effective drills, activities and instruction to promote skill development, physical activity and character development that young fans can replicate and share on their social media channels with the hashtag #JrNBAatHome.
An example of content – In his video, Charlotte Hornets star Devonte Graham performed a warm-up and injury-preventing drill that he learnt from NBA legend Tony Parker, which is called ‘Quick Feet.’ To perform the ‘Quick Feet’ drill, players are required to stand in an athletic position and rapidly alternate their feet whilst moving forward, backwards or laterally.
- Devonte Graham (Charlotte Hornets) – Quick Feet: download link
- Duncan Robinson (Miami Heat) – Form Shooting: download link
- Jaren Jackson (Memphis Grizzlies) – Two-ball Dribble Drill: download link
- Jewell Loyd (Seattle Storm): download link
- Larry Nance Jr. (Cleveland Cavaliers) – Lunges: download link
- Matisse Thybulle (Philadelphia 76ers) – Dribble Drill: download link
- Renee Montgomery (Atlanta Dream) – Circuit Workout: download link
- Rick Carlisle (Dallas Mavericks Head Coach) – Shot Drill: download link
- Trae Young (Atlanta Hawks) – Three-point Challenge: download link