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M14Hoops Indy Tournament Recap (NGT 2016)

M14Hoops Post Tournament Recap

This past weekend the boys and girls were in action at the National Gear Up tournament hosted by D’andre Davis and his Gametime program. Teams from the 3rd grade all the way through the 12th grade came down to Indianapolis to compete in the tournament. This weekend our focus was on the class of 2021 7th grade boys (A) division. This division was full of talent from the Midwest. Many games came down to the last possession and for some it took an overtime to decide a winner. Some of the top performers from the class of 2021 were Indiana Elite Centrals’ Maddox Tavernier [PG #30]; Indiana Elite Centrals’ Connor Cox [Forward #51]; G3 Rising Stars’ Dylan Ritter[PG #1]; G3 Rising Stars’ Ronald Johnson [Combo Guard #3]; Gametimes’ Noah Carter [Combo Guard #24]; Gametimes’ Armahn Hillman [Wing]; Indy Hoyas’ Sean Black [PG #1]; Indy Hoyas’ Charles Hunter III [Wing #13]; Indy Hoyas’ Kalen McKinney [Forward #23]; Team Teagues’ #21 name not available [Wing], Team Teagues’ #34 name not available [Center]; Hoop Dreams’ Cooper Jarvis [Forward #41]. All OF these players made huge impacts for their teams this past weekend.

 

Top performers:

Maddox Tavernier PG #30 – Indiana Elite Central

Maddox is a big time facilitator with superb court vision. It’s clear that he plays QB the way he finds open teammates. To take his game to the next level Maddox needs to become a better shooter from the 3pt line.

 

Connor Cox Forward #51 – Indiana Elite Central

Now here’s one of the toughest players in the class of 2021. Connor can play both inside and out doing whatever his team needs to win. To take his game to the next level Connor needs to improve his ball handling to help increase his production on the offensive end of the floor.

 

Dylan Ritter PG #1 – G3 Rising Stars

He’s a smooth PG that always plays under control. Dylan is a good 3pt shooter that can get hot quick and go on run of his own from the 3pt line. To take his game to the next level Dylan needs to add a few attack moves off the dribble. At the guard position today, breaking down the defense off the dribble is a premium.

 

Ronald Johnson Combo Guard #3 – G3 Rising Stars

Johnson is always on attack mode trying to get to the rim. He’s a good two-way player staying active on the defensive playing passing lanes and disrupting the opposing teams offense. To take his game to the next level Johnson needs to become a more consistent 3pt shooter.

 

Noah Carter Combo Guard #24 – Gametime

Carter is small but fearless. This speedster can get the ball up the court in a hurry. In the half court he can breakdown his man to get to the paint regularly. To take his game to the next level Carter needs to learn how to change speeds and shoot off the dribble. At his size, space and timing will be key to his success.

 

Armahn Hillman Wing – Gametime

Hillman is the ‘glue guy’ for his Gametime squad. He does a little bit of everything from rebounding, scoring, defending, and bringing the energy. To take his game to the next level Hillman needs to become a better shooter from the 3pt line, pulling up off the dribble, and coming off screens.

 

Sean Black PG #1 – Indy Hoyas

Black is an aggressive PG on both ends of the floor. He has good breakdown ability that allows him to get to the rim consistently. To take his game to the next level Black needs to become a better facilitator. He needs to use his breakdown ability to get his teammates involved on the offensive end.

 

Charles Hunter III Wing #13 – Indy Hoyas

Hunter was built to play basketball. I had a college coach tell me, “If I was still coaching college ball, I would be salivating over this kid!” Hunter is not just a solid frame, he can play whether it’s finishing at the rim or attacking the offensive glass. His presence is felt when he’s on the court. To take his game to the next level Hunter needs to become a better ball handler and mid range shooter. With his size and athleticism, attacking off the dribble and pulling up for mid range jump shots can make him a load to defend.

 

Kalen McKinney Forward #23 – Indy Hoyas

McKinney is an offensive rebounding machine. He will make you pay on the offensive glass for not blocking him out. To take his game to the next level McKinney needs to develop a face up post game and become a 3pt shooter. Being undersized in the post has its advantages. Facing up in the post is where they can use their speed and quickness. Then being a threat from the 3pt line forces the big guys away from the rim, which stretches the defense (stretch 4).

 

Wing #21 – Team Teague

Here’s another player that is a physically blessed 7th grader. It’s a normal occurrence for him to be bigger than his opponent. He definitely knows how to use his size to his advantage when attacking and finishing at the rim. To take his game to the next level he will need to turn into a true wing. To do that, he will need to become a better ball handler, better using jab steps, and shooting the ball off the catch and off the dribble.

 

Center #34 – Team Teague

#34 is a big physical player that has nice touch around the rim. #34 makes his impact on the defensive end of the floor protecting the basket blocking and disrupting shots. To take his game to the next level he needs to learn 2 go to post moves that can get him 6 to 8 points per half. Post moves like a simple drop step to baseline for a power finish or a drop step to the middle for a hook shot. He also needs to become a better screener, which will help him get 2 to 3 easy buckets a game.

 

Cooper Jarvis #41 – Hoop Dreams

Now here’s an undersized 4 man that knows how to get the job done. Cooper plays with a tremendous motor that never seems to slow down. Cooper is a physical kid that finishes very well through contact. To take his game to the next level Cooper needs to become a stretch four. To do this, he will need to become a better ball handler and shooter from the outside.

 

Recap

Over the weekend passing and moving without the ball were two glaring issues that I noticed that could have been better from the entire class of 2021. When it came to passing the ball on time, to the right spot, and making the correct type of pass, players struggled with this a great deal. Moving without the ball was poor as well; which resulted in several bad passes, double teams with no outlet, turnovers, and tough opportunities for scoring.

 

On time passes

On time passes are the key to maintaining the rhythm in any offense. Poor passing and turnovers will kill your offense quicker than anything. Over the weekend, there were countless amounts of missed opportunities for open shots because of late passes. On many occasions, I witnessed players open coming off a screen and not getting a shot due to a late pass. This was a result of players failing to get in a stance (triple threat) to be in position to deliver an on time pass for an open shot.

 

Passing to the correct spot

An on time pass is no good if the ball is not passed to the right spot. Your job as a passer is to pass your teammate into a shot-not out of a shot; inaccurate passes can turn good shots into bad shots instantly. This works both ways; players playing without the ball should always be “shot ready”. This means that they should be down in a stance with their hands up above their elbows, ready to step into a shot at any moment when passed the ball. At M14Hoops, we tell our players to use their hands to paint a target for the passer, this will let the passer know where you want the ball.

 

Right type of PASS

Making the right type of pass keeps the offense flowing. At M14Hoops, we have 3 rules all of our guards have to live by: no strips, no blocks, NO DEFLECTIONS. Strips are turnovers, blocks lead to fast breaks, and deflections disrupt the offense. Most deflected passes are a result of making the wrong type of pass. It is important that players understand how to make the correct type of pass to avoid their pass getting deflected or stolen.

 

Moving Without the Ball

All good offenses have good floor spacing and movement. Stand still offenses with no spacing are easy to defend and boring to play in. Spacing makes dribble penetration harder to defend. By spacing the floor and effectively moving without the ball, helping and recovering becomes more challenging for defenses. Every offense should have general rules for moving without the ball, like when and where to relocate when there is dribble penetration.

Coaches, 

If a player drives to the baseline, does your players know where to go? Do they know what type of pass to make? To view some drills to incorporate in your practice to help your players with passing and moving without the ball CLICK HERE. This will take you to our ‘Coaches Corner’ that will breakdown different drills and concepts for passing and moving without the ball.

On the ‘Coaches Corner’ team drills page:

  • Scroll down to the ‘Moving Without the Ball’ section
  • Click on any of the 7 different ‘Moving Without the Ball’ instructional videos
  • Each video will cover passing

M14 Players In The News!

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Hannah Frazier scores 26 points and grabs 11 rebounds in Batavia’s win

Hannah Frazier pours in 33 points and grabs 9 rebounds while Shea Bayram adds 6 for the Batavia Bulldogs

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Hannah Frazier scores 33 and grabs 10 rebounds in Batavia’s upset over No. 2 Trinity

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Sam Pryor scores 18 points and grabs 9 rebounds in win over Byron

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Bryana Hopkins scores 21 points as Fremd takes down defending Missouri State 4A State Champs, Incarnate Word

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Bryana Hopkins finishes with 8 points and 10 rebounds in Fremd’s win over Simeon

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Kai Moon finishes with 15, while Myia Starks adds 7 in Neuqua Valley win

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Myia Starks has 15 points and 6 rebounds while Kai Moon finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds in Neuqua Valley win

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Brianna Hall scores career high 20 points and grabs 7 rebounds in Metea Valley win

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Mia Farrell finishes with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the Angels

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Mia Farrell scores 20 points in JCA’s win over Morton

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Mia Farrell finishes 20 points in JCA’s win over St. Viator

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Cheyenne Krehl puts up 9 points for the Mustangs

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Emma Bedeker scores 11 for Ottawa

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Mia Lakstigala finishes with 13 points and Lucy Schmid scores 8 points and dishes out 7 assists in Naperville Central’s win over Glenbard North

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Lucy Schmid has 7 points and 12 rebounds in the Redhawks’ win over Waubonsie Valley

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Mia Lakstigala had 15 points and 5 rebounds in Naperville Central’s win over Metea Valley

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Laurel Pereira scores 15 points while Cece Pope added 14 points

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Pope finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Pereira had 12 points in the Huskies’ win over Wheaton North

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Cece Pope finishes with 13 while Laurel Pereira had 12 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 steals

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Blair Ripley scores 14 points and grabs 11 rebounds for OPRF

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Taylor Drozdowski scores 10 for Rosary

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Taylor and Sidney Drozdowski score 9 and 6 points in Rosary’s win over Aurora Christian

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Mackie Kelleher scores 8 in South Elgin’s win over Cary-Grove

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Mackie Kelleher finishes with 10 points in win over Schaumburg

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Sarah Struebring scores 7 in WWS’s win over Wheaton North

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Lauren Daffenberg scores 17 points and Audrey Macciomei adds 11 in Foxes win

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Audrey Macciomei scores 10 and Lauren Daffenberg scores 8 in Foxes 7th straight win

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Lauren Daffenberg scores 15, while Audrey Macciomei added 7 in Yorkville’s first conference win; Natalie Malinowski put up 7 in Yorkville’s dominant win over Plano

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Carter Eberhardt finishes with 7 points and 2 assists in win over Elgin

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Devin Blake scores 23 in DGN’s win over Glenbard South

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Dylan Kaczmarek score 15 points in win over Addison Trail

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Ryan Cohen scores 5 points in win over OPRF

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Larry Roberts scores 16 points in win over Plainfield East

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Joe Sieger scores 23 points in a Double OT win over Metea Valley

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Joe Sieger scores 25 points in win over Waubonsie Valley

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Harrison Hallstrom and Joe Sieger each scored 22 points when their teams faced off

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Tyler Carlson scores 15 in Huskies’ win over Metea Valley

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London Stamps scores 12 against Oswego East

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London Stamps scores 15 in win over Plainfield Central

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Mikey Bibbs scores 14, Tai Bibbs scores 11 in win over Bartlett

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Jalyn Adams scores 24 points in win over Providence

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Jalyn Adams scores 23 points and grabs 6 rebounds

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M14 High School Players (2015-16)

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Varsity GIRLS

Shea Bayram Senior Batavia
Hannah Frazier Senior Batavia St. Louis University (2016)
Megan Will Senior Benet Academy
Samantha Pryor Senior Burlington Central  Northern Illinois University (2016)
Marissa Metz Sophomore Downers Grove South
Bryana Hopkins Senior Fremd Northwestern University (2016)
Taylor Robinson Sophomore Bolingbrook
Mia Ferrell Senior Joliet Catholic  University of Chicago (2016)
Camryn James Sophomore Lake Park
Nina Scaramella Senior Lyons Township
Brianna Hall Junior Metea Valley
Jahnavi Challagonda Junior Metea Valley
Aaliyah Johnson Junior Metea Valley
Sarah Miranda Junior Metea Valley
Cheyenne Krehl Senior Metea Valley
Emma Bedeker Senior Morris
Lucy Schmid Freshman Naperville Central
Mia Lakstigala Sophomore Naperville Central
Cami Bilardello Junior Naperville North
Sophia Fumagalli Senior Naperville North
Caitlin Kennedy Senior Naperville North
Laurel Pereira Senior Naperville North
Cilycia Pope Senior Naperville North
Kelly Vonnahme Freshman Neuqua Valley
Ashley Ishman Freshman Neuqua Valley
Megan Keefer Junior Neuqua Valley
Makinzie DeHaan Junior Neuqua Valley
Myia Starks Senior Neuqua Valley Northern Illinois University (2016)
Megan Callahan Senior Neuqua Valley
Kai Moon Senior Neuqua Valley Binghamton University (2016)
Jordyn Diaz Senior Neuqua Valley
Courtlyn Smith Senior Neuqua Valley
Gabby Thomas Sophomore Neuqua Valley
Jada Harvey Sophomore Neuqua Valley
Taylor Crowley Sophomore Neuqua Valley
Rachel Lee Sophomore Neuqua Valley
Blair Ripley Junior Oak Park-River Forest
Gillian O’Neal Junior Oswego
Abigail Ragusa Freshman Providence Catholic
Taylor Drozdowski

Sidney Drozdowski

Senior

Sophomore

Rosary

Rosary

 Augustana (2016)

 

Gina Offerman Senior Sandburg High School
Mackie Kelleher Junior South Elgin
Molly McCarthy Junior St. Francis
Katie McCarthy Junior St. Francis
Brooklynne Wilson Junior Waubonsie Valley
Iwisyi Osaghae Sophomore Waubonsie Valley
Reese Gorshe Sophomore Waubonsie Valley
Sarah Struebring Junior Wheaton South
Caylin Rufus Sophomore York
Audrey Macciomei Junior Yorkville
Elysse Trembley Junior Yorkville
Lauren Daffenberg Junior Yorkville
Natalie Malinowski  Junior  Yorkville

Sophomore GIRLS

Ny’a Jones Sophomore Montini Catholic
Jahnari Byrdlong Sophomore Montini Catholic
Lexie Moore Sophomore Geneva
Jenna Roberts Sophomore Minooka
 Sophie Sharpe  Freshman  Geneva

Freshman GIRLS

Rylee Bishop Freshman Geneva
Jenna Segebrecht Freshman Geneva
Kendall McCauley Freshman Naperville North

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Varsity BOYS

Zack Smith Sophomore Aurora Central Catholic
Carter Eberhardt Senior Batavia
Andew Kickel Junior Benet Academy
Cameron Harris Junior Bolingbrook
Devin Blake Senior Downers Grove North
Dylan Kaczmarek Junior Downers Grove South
Ryan Cohen Senior Hinsdale Central
Jared Lenoir Senior Joliet Catholic
Zion Young Sophomore Merrillville (IN)
Malik Hall Sophomore Metea Valley
Larry Roberts Senior Minooka Benedictine University (2016)
Noah Swope Junior Naperville Central
Harrison Hallstrom Senior Naperville Central
Brandon Baskin Senior Naperville Central
Tyler Carlson Junior Naperville North
Joseph Sieger Senior Neuqua Valley
Derrick Chaney Senior Oswego
Ryan Ricken Senior Oswego
Michael Hood Junior Plainfield Central
Kameron Williams Junior Plainfield Central
Jalyn Adams Senior Plainfield East
London Stamps Sophomore Romeoville
Eric Cannon Freshman Waubonsie Valley
Michael Chinn Junior Waubonsie Valley
Ben Young Sophomore West Aurora
Tai Bibbs Junior West Chicago
Mike Bibbs Senior West Chicago
Adam Stallworth Junior

Sophomore BOYS

Jake Ronnenberg Sophomore Benet Academy
David Lacey Sophomore Bolingbrook
Max Matan Sophomore Geneva
Caleb Snyder Sophomore Geneva
Matt La Montagna Sophomore Glenbard South
Ryan Crimmins Sophomore Kaneland
Manny Hess Freshman Metea Valley
Payton Thorne Freshman Metea Valley
Tim Bandara Sophomore Metea Valley
Mike Brown Sophomore Metea Valley
Brad Hartje Sophomore Metea Valley
Tyler O’Brien Sophomore Naperville Central
Tyler Rutledge Sophomore Naperville Central
Mike Rapsys Sophomore Naperville North
Thomas Kaminky Sophomore Naperville North
Liam Kujawski Sophomore Naperville North
Matt Stahulak Sophomore Naperville North
Joe Hanneman Sophomore Neuqua Valley
Dylan Engler Freshman Oswego
Jacob Gabreleski Sophomore Plainfield North
Michael Gabreleski Sophomore Plainfield North
Noah Howard Sophomore St. Francis
Quinn Kubiak Sophomore St. Francis
Davis Walker Freshman Waubonsie Valley
Larry Spires Sophomore Waubonsie Valley
Jonathan Starks Sophomore Waubonsie Valley
Mason Riebe Sophomore Waubonsie Valley
Jared Crutcher Sophomore West Aurora
Brad Turner Sophomore Yorkville
Khari Smith Sophomore

Freshman BOYS

Cameron Kalmas Freshman Aurora Central Catholic
Matthew Kickel Freshman Benet Academy
Mark Riley Freshman DePaul Prep
Noah May Freshman Downers Grove North
Miles Moore Freshman IMSA
J.D. O’Bryan Freshman Joliet Catholic
Manny Hess Freshman Metea Valley
Colin Szczesny Freshman Metea Valley
Evan Churchill Freshman Metea Valley
Jackson Tan Freshman Metea Valley
Brandon Sfikas Freshman Metea Valley
Donnie Minor Freshman Montini Catholic
Patrick Zeng Freshman Naperville Central
Tim Dalton Freshman Naperville North
Bo Richter Freshman Naperville North
Anthony Eddy Freshman Neuqua Valley
Justin Blazek Freshman Neuqua Valley
Brendan Readus Freshman Neuqua Valley
Cameron Sulzer Freshman Neuqua Valley
Hayden Castle Freshman Oswego
Griffin Stiles Freshman Oswego
Cameron Knauss Freshman Oswego East
Gerard Shipp Freshman Oswego East
Jonathan Rukujzo Freshman Plainfield Central
Harin Venkatachalam Freshman Plainfield East
Dylan Ichiba Freshman Plainfield North
Ethan Patel Freshman Plainfield North
Craig Ott Freshman Plainfield South
Kevin Kaschke Freshman St. Charles East
Tyler Czerniak Freshman St. Charles North
Quinten Otto Freshman Waubonsie Valley
Caymen Woods Freshman Waubonsie Valley
Matthew Brend Freshman Wheaton North
Sam Hacker Freshman Wheaton North
Matt Tomasek Freshman Wheaton North

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Coach’s Corner: Moving Without The Ball #2

Baseline drive, baseline drift is another way that we teach our players to move without the ball.

First, let’s talk about the ball handler. In this video the ball handler is going off of a shot fake and drive to score with their shoulder closed. We want our drills to be realistic and easily translated into the game. The ball handler must attack under the block, or through the block to avoid any help defenders. The ball handler will be making the pass off the dribble so they must run through their pass. Once the ball handler gets to the baseline someone must get into their vision to give them a target.

 

Now let’s talk about the shooter. The shooter is always shot ready. The shooter must leave late and get to the corner early to get into the ball handler’s vision. This means that the shooter must wait until his defender turns his head to locate the ball handler. Once this happens, the shooter will then re-locate to the deep corner to create a sightline and passing angle for the ball handler. On pass the shooter will step in with the correct footwork and shoot. Note that there are variations of this drill where the shooter can penetrate and score at the rim or off of a pullup.

Coach’s Corner: Moving Without the Ball

Strong-Side Drive, Strong-Side Slide

This is one of the ways that we teach moving without the ball.First, moving without the ball means focusing on the ball handler.

The ball handler must drive to score. That means when he attacks his defender he has to drive body-to-body on a straight line attack. By doing this, the ball handler can draw help defenders. Note that if the ball handler drives to pass the defender does not need to help. Next, the ball handler cannot over-penetrate. We tell our players to mark the court and drive inside the lane to the second hash mark. This will most likely take one or two dribbles. Once the ball handler gets to this position he must stop and make a 2-to-1 hand pass to the man in the corner.

Now, let’s look at the man off of the ball.

When the ball handler penetrates, the man off of the ball must sprint outside of the three point line staying as far behind the line as possible while remaining inbounds. We tell our players to “sprint three, slide two” which means they must sprint for 3 steps and then “shape-up” to the ball handler while sliding the rest of the distance to the corner. The player must shape-up so they can become a target for the pass from the ball handler. Once the ball is in flight, the player in the corner must step to the ball with one-two footwork and shoot. The footwork into the shot may change depending on if the player is moving or is stagnant at the time of the pass.

Moving without the Ball Effectively

To make the “Strong-side Drive, Strong-side Slide” work, M14 Hoops offers many other drills to strengthen your team.

Here are individual drills to get the ball handler to the right place to hand off the ball.

Free Individual Video Training Drills

MS Fall Academy Classes

4th/5th Blue Class

August class dates are:

Sundays: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23

Tuesdays: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 (@ IBA)

Wednesdays: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26 (@ IBA)

 

September class dates are:

Sundays: 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

Tuesdays: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22

Wednesdays: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23

 

October class dates are:

Sundays: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18

Tuesdays: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Wednesdays: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28

4th/5th Grey Class

August class dates are:

Sundays: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23

Mondays: 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24

Wednesdays: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26

 

September class dates are:

Sundays: 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

Mondays: 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28

Wednesdays: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23

 

October class dates are:

Sundays: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18

Mondays: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26

Wednesdays: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28

6th Blue Class

August class dates are:

Sundays: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23

Tuesdays: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 (@ IBA)

Wednesdays: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26 (@ IBA)

 

September class dates are:

Sundays: 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

Tuesdays: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22

Wednesdays: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23

 

October class dates are:

Sundays: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18

Tuesdays: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Wednesdays: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28

6th Grey Class

August class dates are:

Sundays: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23

Mondays: 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24 (@IBA)

Thursdays: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 (@IBA

 

September class dates are:

Sundays: 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

Mondays: 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28

Thursdays: 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24

 

October class dates are:

Sundays: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23

Mondays: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26

Thursdays: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

7th Green Class

August class dates are:

Sundays: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23

Mondays: 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24

Wednesdays: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26

 

September class dates are:

Sundays: 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

Mondays: 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28

Wednesdays: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23

 

October class dates are:

Sundays: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18

Mondays: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26

Wednesdays: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28

7th Blue

August class dates are:

Sundays: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23

Tuesdays: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25

Thursdays: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27

 

September class dates are:

Sundays: 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

Tuesdays: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22

Thursdays: 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24

 

October class dates are:

Sundays: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18

Tuesdays: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Thursdays: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

7th Grey Class

August class dates are:

Sundays: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23

Tuesdays: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25

Wednesdays: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26

 

September class dates are:

Sundays: 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

Tuesdays: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22

Wednesdays: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23

 

October class dates are:

Sundays: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18

Tuesdays: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Wednesdays: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28

8th Green Class

August class dates are:

Sundays: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23

Mondays: 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24

Wednesdays: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26

 

September class dates are:

Sundays: 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

Mondays: 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28

Wednesdays: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23

 

October class dates are:

Sundays: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18

Mondays: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26

Wednesdays: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28

8th Blue Class

August class dates are:

Sundays: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23

Mondays: 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24

Wednesdays: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26

 

September class dates are:

Sundays: 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

Mondays: 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28

Wednesdays: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23

 

October class dates are:

Sundays: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18

Mondays: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26

Wednesdays: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28

8th Grey Class

August class dates are:

Sundays: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23

Mondays: 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24 (@IBA)

Thursdays: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 (@IBA)

 

September class dates are:

Sundays: 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

Mondays: 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28

Thursdays: 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24

 

October class dates are:

Sundays: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23

Mondays: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26

Thursdays: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

5th/6th Red Class

August class dates are:

Tuesdays: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25

Thursdays: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27

Fridays: 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28

 

September class dates are:

Tuesdays: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22

Thursdays: 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24

Fridays: 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25

 

October class dates are:

Tuesdays: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Thursdays: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

Fridays: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23

7th/8th White Class

August class dates are:

Tuesdays: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25

Wednesdays: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26

Fridays: 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28

 

September class dates are:

Tuesdays: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22

Wednesdays: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23

Fridays: 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25

 

October class dates are:

Tuesdays: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Wednesdays: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28

Fridays: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23

7th/8th Red Class

August class dates are:

Tuesdays: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25

Wednesdays: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26

Fridays: 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28

 

September class dates are:

Tuesdays: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22

Wednesdays: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23

Fridays: 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25

 

October class dates are:

Tuesdays: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Wednesdays: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28

Fridays: 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23

HS Fall Academy Classes

9th Black

August class dates are:

Sundays: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23

Mondays: 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24

Wednesdays: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26

 

September class dates are:

Sundays: 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

Mondays: 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28

Wednesdays: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23

 

October class dates are:

Sundays: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18

Mondays: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26

Wednesdays: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28o.

9th Red

August class dates are:

Sundays: 8/2, 8/9, 8/16, 8/23

Tuesdays: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25

Wednesdays: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26

 

September class dates are:

Sundays: 8/30, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27

Tuesdays: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22

Wednesdays: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23

 

October class dates are:

Sundays: 10/4, 10/11, 10/18

Tuesdays: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Wednesdays: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28

Men’s Grey

August class dates are:

Mondays: 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24 (@ IBA)

Tuesdays: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25 (@ IBA)

Thursdays: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27 (@ IBA)

 

September class dates are:

Mondays: 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28

Tuesdays: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22

Thursdays: 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24

 

October class dates are:

Mondays: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26

Tuesdays: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Thursdays: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

Men’s Blue

August class dates are:

Mondays: 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24

Tuesdays: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25

Thursdays: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27

 

September class dates are:

Mondays: 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28

Tuesdays: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22

Thursdays: 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24

 

October class dates are:

Mondays: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26

Tuesdays: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Thursdays: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

Women’s Grey

August class dates are:

Mondays: 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24

Tuesdays: 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25

Thursdays: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27

 

September class dates are:

Mondays: 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28

Tuesdays: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22

Thursdays: 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24

 

October class dates are:

Mondays: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26

Tuesdays: 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27

Thursdays: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

Women’s Blue

August class dates are:

Mondays: 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24

Wednesdays: 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26

Thursdays: 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27

 

September class dates are:

Mondays: 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28

Wednesdays: 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23

Thursdays: 9/3, 9/10, 9/17, 9/24

 

October class dates are:

Mondays: 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26

Wednesdays: 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, 10/28

Thursdays: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22

M14 Players in the News – March Madness Roundup

Bryana Hopkins and Fremd beat Huntley to advance to the Final Four!

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Faith Suggs and H-F are headed to the Final Four!

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Emily Eshoo scores 16 points to help Benet advance to the Final Four!

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Faith Suggs finishes with 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists as H-F defeats Marian Catholic in the Sectional Final

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Emily Eshoo scores 24 for Benet, Sinnott finishes with 11 in Benet/Oswego Sectional Final.

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Faith Suggs scores 16 points and grabs 10 rebounds in H-F’s win over

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Emily Eshoo scores 16 as Benet defeats Bolingbrook in sectional semi-final

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Erin Sinnott scores 14 for Oswego in win over Neuqua Valley

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Northwestern commit Bryana Hopkins scores 12 in Fremd’s win over Buffalo Grove

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Erin Sinnott scores 11 points and grabs 11 rebounds in Oswego’s win over Plainfield South

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Hannah Frazier scores 22 against South Elgin

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Brianna Hall scores 18 points and grabs 11 rebounds; Lisa Logan added 9 in Metea’s game against Neuqua Valley

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Mia Farrell scores 20 in JCA’s regional championship win over Lincoln-Way East

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Nina Scaramella makes 6 3-pointers on her way to 20 points

Read the story hereJordon Kedrowski scores 19 and Devin Blake scores 14 as Downers Grove North rolls in the Downers Grove South regional championship game

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Larry Roberts scores 17 points in Minooka’s regional semi-final win over Joliet West

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Josh Ruggles closes out stellar senior campaign with 14 points

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Joseph Sieger’s 12 points help Neuqua Valley cruise past East Aurora

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Brian Dalton helps lift Naperville North past Naperville Central

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London Stamps’ 12 points leads Romeoville to win Regional opener

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Zion Young scores 7 in Merrillville’s win over Penn

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M14 Hoops Explosive Interview with Davis Walker

Davis Walker Interview

How M14 Paved the way for one of Chicago’s Premier Middle School Guards

Do you want an ankle breaking crossover, tight handle with the ball, and elite footwork? Explosive Handles is just what you are looking for. See how one of Chicago’s premier guards benefited from the amazing ball handling workout. With Explosive Handles Videos you will gain more confidence in your ability to handle the ball, and take your game to the next level.

 

M14: What is your full name?

DW: Davis Walker

 

M14: Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it and how did you get it?

DW: No

 

M14: How did your season go?

DW: Very well, my team and I did very good.

 

M14: What AAU team are you playing for this spring and summer?

DW: Illinois Wolves

 

M14: What are you looking forward to the most for the upcoming AAU spring season?

DW: The great competition I will be playing. I’m looking forward to see how I stack up with the best.

 

M14: Who is your favorite college basketball player?

DW: D’Angelo Russell (Ohio State Buckeye)

 

M14: What are 3 things you always do before games?

DW: Listen to music

 

M14: What will you work on the most to improve this offseason?

DW: Speed, quickness, ball handling and my jump shot.

 

M14: Who is your favorite music artist?

DW: Drake & Jay Z

M14: What’s your favorite Eminem song?

DW: Que- OG Bobby Johnson

 

M14: What is you favorite food?

DW: Chicken

 

M14: What is your favorite pair of basketball shoes of all time?

DW: Legend Blues II

M14 Players in the News – January/February Roundup

Josh Ruggles torches Naperville Central for season-high 32 points

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Jordon Kedrowski scores game-high 24 in Downers Grove North’s win over Downers South

Read about Jordon’s big game here

Jordon Kedrowski scores team-high 13 against Lyons

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Jordon Kedrowski’s team-high 12 points leads DGN to 7th straight win

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Joseph Sieger leads Neuqua Valley to win over Glendbard East with 10 points

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Joseph Sieger scores 13 as Neuqua survives Bartlett

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Joseph Sieger scores a career-high 28 against South Elgin

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Larry Roberts scores 11 for the Indians

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Junior Bryana Hopkins commits to Northwestern!

Read about Bryana’s big news here

Erin Sinnott scores her 1,000th career point!

Read about Erin’s milestone here

Faith Suggs scores 23 for H-F

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Emily Eshoo tallies 18 points and finished with five rebounds, five assists and three steals

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Mia Farrell leads JCA past Marist with 14 points, four assists, and three rebounds

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Hannah Frazier scores 17, while Shea Bayram adds 10 in Batavia’s win over Larkin

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Hannah Frazier scores 27 points and Shea Bayram finishes with 10 against Geneva

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Bryana Hopkins puts up 13 for Fremd

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Bryana Hopkins finishes with 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists in Fremd’s win over Hoffman Estates

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Nina Scaramella puts up 22 for Lyons Township in win over DGN

Cece Pope tallies a double-double (16 points, 10 rebounds) and Laurel Pereira finishes with 10 in Naperville North’s win over Wheaton North

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Audrey Macciomei gave the Sterling Warriors headaches on her way to 21 points

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Mia Lakstigala scores 12 along with the game-winner for Naperville Central!

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