The top of the key is a basketball term for when an offensive player stands near, or at the top of the key. There are many different ways to score from here, but one of the most popular is by shooting a three-pointer. As you can imagine, it takes some finesse and skill to make this shot successfully in front of an opponent’s defenders. This blog post will take you through what it was like being a rookie on top of that key!
In my rookie season of playing basketball, I was often in the top of the key waiting for an open shot. It’s not as easy as it looks! For this blog post, our focus is on what it means to be a rookie at that position – and how you can make your shots count from here.
Every time I touched the ball, my opponent would try to box me out by getting their hands up and making sure they were taller than me. That’s why being tall enough became one of my biggest goals when practicing with other players; there are many different ways to move around them but sometimes even if you stand still they will have trouble blocking your shot because most people don’t anticipate shooting over someone instead of around them.
There are many reasons that players with better skills than you might be able to block your shots, but there’s no need to worry because these tips will help make sure that doesn’t happen:
Know the basics before practicing anything else and keep things simple – The key is patience so always take a deep breath! You don’t want to rush for an easy lay up in traffic if it means giving up the opportunity for a more successful shot later on down the line.
If they start swatting at every ball you shoot then try aiming above their hands or even outside of their reach entirely – this way if they move back towards you, the basket should still be open,
At some point in every athlete’s career, they have to be a rookie. I was fortunate enough to be drafted by the Miami Heat and get an opportunity to play for one of the best franchises in all of sports. This blog post will share my experience going through what it was like being a rookie on this team.
I was a rookie. I didn’t know what to expect, but I knew that there were certain things you just couldn’t take for granted. We had all heard the stories of rookies who got drafted and then spent their first year playing on the bench while they learned how to play in the NBA. My goal was not to be like those guys – I wanted to be out on court doing whatever my team needed me to do, even if it meant coming off the bench at first.
It takes a lot of work, dedication, and patience when you’re trying to learn how things work at your new job or school. It’s no different as an NBA player – especially when you’re just starting out with arguably one of the most successful teams ever assembled! There were so many adjustments that I had to make from playing overseas for years before coming over here: language barriers, time changes, travel schedules and more.
Understanding the game of basketball is one thing, but understanding how to play it and making it your own are two very different things. I was a rookie last year for the Brooklyn Nets and while my season didn’t go as well as planned, there were so many valuable lessons that I learned about myself. My goal now is to use those lessons this offseason in order to prepare myself for next year and beyond.
There’s something about being a rookie that makes every experience new and exciting. This is my first year as a professional basketball player, and I have to say it has been incredible. From the time I wake up in the morning until the moment I pass out at night, it seems like there’s always something happening. It feels like every day is an adventure: last week we were in New York City for media day; this week we’re playing in Atlanta against one of our toughest opponents so far. It doesn’t matter what city or state we are in- everything is just thrilling right now!