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How Perimeter Players Can Use a Size Advantage With the 'Barkley' Move

As a forward or a big guard (or even a post player who may find themselves on the perimeter), you're going to have situations in which your defender i...

4 Shooting Machine Tips for Young Basketball Players

"The Gun" by Shoot-A-Way is a shooting machine that has revolutionized the way basketball players train on their own. The machines can be found in gym...

Why Otto Porter Jr. Didn't Play AAU Basketball (And Believes He's Better Because of It)

Otto Porter Jr. didn't play AAU basketball. That makes the 24-year-old Washington Wizards forward something of an anomaly in today's NBA. Almost al...

Basic Defensive Plays for Youth Basketball Coaches

At any level of basketball, there are generally three types of defenses that can be played over the course of a game. In a half-court setting, your te...

8 Effective and Fun Youth Basketball Games

For those coaching young children who are still learning and being introduced to basketball, keeping the game fun and enjoyable should be a priority. ...

Basic Offensive Plays for Youth Basketball Coaches

In youth basketball, most productive offensive plays are characterized by continuous passing and simple movement. Motion or continuity offenses will c...

Basketball Inbound Plays for Beginners

A basketball inbound play occurs at the beginning of every period, except for the first, after all made baskets and following any stoppages in play s...

Watch LeBron James Jr. Throw Crazy Dishes and Drain Deep 3's in His Latest Highlight Tape

The size. The explosiveness. The vision. The demoralizing blocks. Though he's only 12 years old, LeBron James Jr. (a.k.a. "Bronnie") is ...

LeBron's 12-Year Old Son Already Has Bigger Feet Than His Dad

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James is 31 years old, stands 6-foot-8, weighs 250 pounds and wears a size 15 shoe. The King's son, LeBron Jr., ...

What is AAU Basketball?

What is AAU Basketball? Amateur Athletic Union basketball, better known as AAU basketball, is an amateur and youth sports organization. AAU hoops is...