Next NBA Legend

#7 - Jerry West

Jerry Alan West was born on May 28th, 1938. West was one of the few players to play for a single franchise throughout his entire career (Los Angeles Lakers). One of West's nicknames was "Mr Clutch" because of his natural ability to make big time plays and/or shots. Jerry West was a standout at his highschool called East Bank and also at West Virginia University leading them to the 1959 NCAA Championship game and winning MVP despite their loss. Under his reign as a general manager the Los Angeles Lakers went on to win 7 NBA Championships.

Jerry West's Statistics:

Averaged 27 ppg
Averaged 6.7 apg
Averaged 5.8 rpg

Jerry West's Athletic Honours:

NBA Champion: (1972)
NBA Finals MVP: (1969)
Fourteen Time NBA All-Star: (1960-1974)
NBA Scoring Champion: (1970)
Ten Time All-NBA First Time: (1962-1967, 1970-1973)
NBA All-Star Game MVP: (1972)
Four Time All-NBA Defensive Team: (1970-1973)
Two Time Consensus NCAA All-American First Team: (1959,1960)
Two Time SoCon Player Of The Year: (1959, 1960)
 

Hey everyone! Long time no see! :(

Hey guys, sorry it's been so damn long since I've posted. Everything got crazy hectic with work and school and sports! I'm actually extremely sorry because I wanted to post every 2-3 days and keep you guys updated with everything but I really haven't had time :/. Anywho, I'll make it up with another NBA player post today, and something a little different tomorrow ;). Stay tuned, post tomorrow will come a little late since I have my provincial Handball Finals. Anywho without further ado, I present you with...

#6 - Allen Iverson

Allen Ezail Iverson was born on June 7, 1975. Iverson was a multi-sport athlete as he earned the Associated Press High School Player of the Year award in basketball as well as football, as well as winning the Division AAA Virginia State Championships in both! He attended Bethel High School. Following high school Iverson attended Georgetown University for 2 years. He set the record for career scoring average (22.9 ppg) and won the Big East Defensive Player of the year awards in both his years at Georgetown. Iverson entered the 1996 NBA Draft and was selected first overall by the Philadelphia 76ers. He ended up winning Rookie of the Year in his first season. Iverson is also an 11 time All-Star, and won the All-Star MVP award twice.

Allen Iverson's Statistics:

Averaged 26.7 ppg
Averaged 6.2 apg
Averaged 2.2 spg
Most Points in a game: 6
Most Field Goals made in a game: 21
Most Steals in a game: 9
Most Assists in a game: 16

Allen Iverson's Athletic Honours:

NBA Most Valuable Player: (2001)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1997)
Eleven Time NBA All-Star (2000-2010)
Four Time NBA Scoring Champion (1999, 2001-2002, 2005)
Three Time NBA Steals Leader (2001-2003)
Three Time All-NBA First Team (1999,2001,2005)
Two Time NBA All-Star Game MVP (2001, 2005)

 

One of my favourite players!

#5 - Pete Maravich

Peter "Pistol Pete" Maravich was born on June 22, 1947. The Pistol as they called him was raised in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. In college Pistol stood out and was a star at Louisiana State University (LSU). Pistol Pete is still the all time leading scorer in NCAA Division One with 3,667 points and averaged 44.2 PPG. (Please note all of his stats/accomplishments were achieved before the invention of the three-point line. While attending LSU he averaged 44.2 PPG as previously stated, 7.6 RPG, and 5.1 APG. Pistol Pete was also a 5 time NBA All-Star, and Naismith College Player of the year.

Pistol Pete's Statistics:

Pete had 50+ points 6 times, and 40+ points 35 times in the regular season.
Averaged 24.2 ppg
Averaged 4.2 rpg
Averaged 5.4 apg
Highest Assists in a game: 18
Highest Field Goals Attempted: 43
Highest Field Goals Made: 26
Highest Rebounds: 15

Pistol Pete's Athletic Honours:

Five Time NBA All-Star (1973-1974, 1977-1979)
Two Time All-NBA First Team (1976-1977)
Naismith College Player of The Year (1970)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1971)
Helms Foundation Player Of The Year (1970)
UPI Player Of The Year (1970)
AP College Player Of The Year (1970)
Three Time Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1968-1970)


 

Following amazing player!

#4 - Magic Johnson

Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. was born on August 14, 1959. Magic Johnson was recruited to many top ranked colleges but decided to play close to home. He ended up attending Michigan State. During his stay at Michigan State Magic averaged 17 points, 7.9 rebounds and 7.4 assists per game as a freshman. The following year they made it to the finals and beat Indiana state which had his future rival Larry Bird. Magic retired from the NBA having 17 707 points (19.5 ppg), 6 559 rebounds (7.2 rpg) and 10 141 assists (11.2 apg). Magic was also a 5 time NBA Champion, 3 time NBA MVP, and 12 time NBA All-Star.

Magic Johnson Statistics:

Averaged 19.5 ppg
Averaged 7.2 rebounds
Averaged 11.2 assists
Highest apg average in NBA History
Highest single game playoff record for assists (24)
Finals record for assists in a game (21)
Most playoff assists (2 346)
138 triple double games, 2nd highest in NBA History.

Magic's Athletic Honours

Five Time NBA Champion (1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)
Three Time NBA MVP (1987, 1989, 1990)
Twelve Time NBA All-Star (1980, 1982-1992)
Three Time NBA Finals MVP (1980, 1982, 1987)
Nine Time All-NBA First Team (1983-1991)
Two Time NBA All-Star Game MVP (1990, 1992)
NCAA Champion (1979)
Part of the "Dream Team"
 

What's been going on lately, Riley.

Hey guys, so I haven't really gotten to post much things other than the NBA Legends which I think is and will become a great hit because I've been hella busy again! I know basketball season ended so I should have a lot more free time.. Apparently not! We started another team at my school, and so I'm involved with that as well as handball. I'm actually really sorry cause I know the same topic can get boring some times, so today I decided to spice it up a little bit. I'm going to try and do a new kind of thing every now and then which involves posting on how to dominate from a certain area of the court. Examples include breaking your man off the dribble from the top so you can hit a pullup jumper, or take it all the way and score. It's all personal preference really, other things that I'll be talking about include dominating from the high post, low post, or just being able to consistently hit those open or contested shots. The shots have pretty much all been covered here:
Part 1
Part 2



Anywho guys, today we'll be talking about high post offense, a concept which I believe can completely DOMINATE the game of basketball. Lets start off by saying that a good post player doesn't necessarily have to be tall or lanky to be good. A post player has to be ready to take physical contact though and has to know how to finish. They have to be in the right mindset to know that they have to attack the boards after each and every shot. Without doubt, I believe THE most important thing for a post is footwork, especially at the high post. At the high post you have to be able to establish a pivot foot and be able to go for a nice little jump hook, or into a soft pull up jumper.

The high post offense which has many variations is so effective because it completely creates an iso for the post, and if the team wants to double, great! You have a kick for a wide open 3. It's truly an unguardable offense if run correctly.

Anywho, back on topic dominating from the high post!
I'm not going to go too indepth about how to dominate from the high post, as there's literally thousands and thousands of different methods, but I will tell you one thing. Footwork is key!!! If you can use both your feet as your pivot foot, if you can throw off your defender and get into the lane you will be unstopabble! Some things I would recommend to get better:

- Work on footwork, work on pivoting with your left leg, right leg, your drop step, sweep and step through moves.
- Work on a nice consistent baby jump hook with your left and right hands spinning either way.
- Work on a jumper anywhere from 3-10 feet away from the basket.
I promise you that if you practice these THREE things you will be an extremely dominant high post player!

Thanks guys, more posts coming your way! Hope you all enjoy <3

-Riley
 

Next Legend!

#3 - Wilt Chamberlain

Wilton Normand Chamberlain was born on August 21, 1936. Wilt attended the University of Kansas playing on their team, and also on the Harlem Globetrotters before playing in the NBA. Wilt was, and is considered one of the best players in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain retired from the NBA having 31 419 points (30.1 pgg), 23,924 rebounds (22.9 rpg) and 4,643 assists (4.4 apg). Wilt was also a 2 time NBA champion, 4 time MVP, and appeared in 13 NBA All-Star games. Chamberlain led his Kansas JayHawks to the NCAA finals where they lost to North Carolina.

Wilt Chamberlain Statistics:

Chamberlain had 271 40 point games, 118 50 point games, and 32 60 point games.

Highest points in a game: 100
Most points in a half: 59
Most field goals made: 36
Most field goals attempted: 63
Most Free throws made in a game: 28
Most Rebounds in a game: 55
Highest scoring average: 50.4

Wilt's Athletic Honours:

Two Time NBA Champion (1967, 1972)
Four Time NBA MVP (1960, 1966, 1967, 1968)
NBA Finals MVP (1972)
Seven Time All-NBA First Team (1960-1962, 1964, 1965-1968)
Two Time NBA All-Defensive First Team (1972, 1973)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (1960)
Thirteen Time NBA All-Star (1960-1969, 1971-1973)
Seven Time NBA Scoring Champion (1960-1966)
Eleven Time NBA Rebounding Champion (1960-1963, 1966-1969, 1971-1973)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1960)

This concludes my post about Wilt Chamberlain, look for a non NBA related post tomorrow guys! Much love

-Riley
 

Next Amazing Player

Alright guys! Today's post will be about...


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#2 - Larry Bird

Larry Joe Bird was born on December 7th, 1956. Larry Bird was drafted 6th overall by the Boston Celtics in 1978.
Larry Bird was born in Indiana and grew up in West Baden.
Larry Bird retired from the NBA having 21 791 points (24.3 ppg), 5695 assists (6.3 apg) and 8974 rebounds ( 10 rpg).
Larry Bird was a 3 time NBA champion, a 3 time MVP, and has appeared in 12 All-Star games.
Bird attended Indiana State college leading them to a Division I NCAA tournament final where they lost to Michigan State University in the finals. In that year, Bird won multiple awards.

Larry Bird Statistics:

Bird scored 40+ points 47 times in the regular season throughout his career, and 5 times in the playoffs.

Highest points in a game: 60
Field goals made: 22
Three-point field goals made: 7
Rebounds: 21
Assists: 17
Steals: 9

Larry's Athletic Honors:

Three time NBA Champion (1981, 1984, 1986)
Three time NBA MVP (1984, 1985, 1986)
Twelve time NBA All-Star ( 1980-1988, 1990-1992)
Two time NBA Finals MVP (1984,1986)
Nine time All-NBA First Team (1980-1988)
Three time NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1982-1984)
NBA Rookie of the year (1980)
NBA All-Rookie first team (1980)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (1982)
Three time 3-point shootout champion (1986-1988)
NBA Coach of the year (1998)
John R. Wooden Award (1979)
Naismith College Player of the year (1979)
Oscar Roberston Trophy (1979)
Adolph Rupp Trophy (1979)
NABC Player of the year (1979)

This just about concludes my post about Larry Bird, hope you all enjoyed and stay loyal <3

-Riley
 

Decided to try something new!

Hey guys, other than the usual posts, I've decided to try something new for the next bit. Every second day, or if I'm really busy it may take 3 days, I'm going to post a ... Hmm, how do I say it, an insightful post about one of the many great players to play in the NBA. I know I'm going a little off my general topic but I thought it'd be an awesome idea! Please also note, I will not be covering EVERYTHING in there life such as highschool basketball etc. There will be some college, but it will be brief. These posts are just to let you know about great NBA players.

Anyways, now to start with the very first one... Drum roll please..

(Please note, the # refers to which player I've posted him as, and since the following is first he will be labeled as #1, this is no indication of jersey number.)

#1 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born April 16th, 1947 to the name Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor Jr.
He grew up in Manhattan, NY.
He is the NBA's all time leading scorer with 38 387 points. Kareem also won six NBA championships and a record six regular season MVP's. Kareem went to college at UCLA and played on 3 consecutive national championship teams. At the time of his retirement, Kareem was the NBA's all time leader in points scored, games played, minutes played, field goals made, field goal attempts, blocked shots, defensive rebounds, and personal fouls. Kareem played for 2 NBA teams during his career, the Milwaukee Bucks from 1969-1975 and the Los Angeles Lakers from 1975-1989.

Statistics: Here's just some statistics about Kareem.


  • Games played – 1560 (2nd most in NBA history)
  • Field goal % – 55.9 (10th highest in NBA history)
  • Free throw % – 72.1
  • Three-point % – 5.6
  • Rebounds – 17,440 (3rd most in NBA history)
  • Rebounds per game – 11.2 (23rd highest in NBA history)
  • Assists – 5,660 (34th in NBA history)
  • Assist per game – 3.6
  • Steals – 1,160
  • Steals per game – 0.74
  • Blocks – 3,189 (3rd most in NBA history) (Note: blocks were not officially tabulated until the 1973–74 season)
  • Blocks per game – 2.57
  • Points per game – 24.6 (14th highest in NBA history)
  • Holds NBA career record for:
    • Most points (38,387)[25]
    • Most minutes played (57,446)
    • Most field goals made (15,837)
    • Most field goals attempted (28,307)
    • Most All-Star selections (19)
    • Most All-Star games played (18)
Kareem also had 70 40 point games throughout his career, as well as 10 50+ point games.

Kareem's athletic honours:
 

  • Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (May 15, 1995)
  • Six time NBA champion (1971, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988)
  • NBA MVP (1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980)
  • Finals MVP (1971, 1985)
  • Sporting News MVP (1971, 1971, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980)
  • Rookie of the year (1970)
  • Sports Illustrated "Sportsman of the Year" (1985)
  • One of the 50 greatest players in NBA history (1996)

    That just about concludes my post about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, hope you all enjoyed it and are looking forward to more :)

    -Riley
 

Just a quick update:

Hey guys, basketball season is finally ending although my other team is starting up I'll have a lot more free time now so I just wanted to tell you guys I'll be updating a little more frequently from now on  :)!

ALSO!! NBA Playoffs are so damn close!! The Sixers just clinched a playoff spot!
I'm a huge OKC fan so I'm going OKC all day, as much as I love the lakers, KD is just too sick!
Anyways guys leave a comment on who you think is going to win or send an email to cao.cow9@hotmail.com whichever you prefer! Hope everyone's having a fantastic week thus far I know I have been! :)

Also, got a nice new post coming to you in the next couple days stay tuned ;) <3

Thanks so much for being loyal guys, much love

-Riley
 

Hey everyone, long time no see!

Hey guys this posts is probably going to just be a ramble, but I haven't posted in a while so I figured I'd give you guys a really nice post on a bunch of things!

To start off with I must say basketball has been going extremely well. Within the last week I realized something that I haven't been using in over a year. 2 Years ago, as well as last year I was a very prolific scorer because I wasn't afraid to get into 2 people and split them right through the middle going the whole way and I realized now I was afraid of those opportunities and thus haven't been as aggressive. Last game, I started to attack those holes again and realized how beneficial it really is. Anywho, just a tip to anyone, evaluate how you're playing and figure out what you need to change in order to become more successful!

Another thing is guys holy! I found an awesome youtube channel that helps with a lot of basketball you can find the link here:

http://www.youtube.com/user/dreupt



Alright now to the main point of this post!:

I've realized a lot of people are heading into university and college some for basketball, and others just for academics. I live in Canada so I'm not going to go into all this detail about Division 1 colleges and crap in the US, one day I'll get into those as I am "fairly" knowledgeable about those (Note I use the term fairly lightly). Anywho, I figured I'd post about some Universities up here in Canada!!! Yaay D: LOL.

Alright here's athletics, or more specifically basketball:

Some universities in Canada which I believe offer a good basketball program are the following:
(Yes I know CIS is a joke, but we are talking about Canada)

Carleton University:

Located in the capital city of Canada, Ottawa.
Went 22-0 this year in CIS Men's basketball.
Biggest streak was 22 wins in a row (obviously)


Lakehead University

Located in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Went 20-2 this year in CIS Men's basketball.
Biggest streak was 10 wins in a row.


University of Alberta

Located in Edmonton, Alberta
Went 14-6 this year in CIS Men's basketball.
Biggest streak was 4 wins in a row.


University of Victoria


Located in Victoria, British Columbia.
Went 14-4 this year in CIS Men's basketball.
Biggest streak was 6 wins in a row (Could be incorrect.)


McMaster University

Located in Hamilton, Ontario.
Went 17-5 this season in CIS Men's basketball.
Biggest streak was 8 wins in a row.


Laurier University

Located in Waterloo, Ontario.
Went 16-6 this season in CIS Men's basketball.
Biggest streak was LOSING 3 games in a row.


University of Windsor

Locaed in Windsor, Ontario.
Went 15-7 this season in CIS Men's basketball.
Biggest streak was winning 3 games in a row.


I myself if I keep going will probably go somewhere in Manitoba as I don't really want to move :(!
Anywho, hope you all got some information from this post even if you're not from Canada, really appreciate all of you!

Hope everyone had a great weekend and I'll be hitting you guys up with a post this week!
-Riley
 

Preventing Sports Injury!

Hey guys, I know I promised this a while back and I'm sorry! I got super busy this week and haven't had a chance to do this blog post! It's Friday night so I have enough time now! Without further ado! I present to you "Preventing Sports Injury"

As always, don't forget to checkout the youtube channel! We have two now!

http://www.youtube.com/user/hashtagjp
http://www.youtube.com/user/rileythiessen
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The seven most common types of sports injuries include the following:

1) Ankle Sprain

2) Groin Pull

3) Hamstring Sprain

4) Shin Splints

5) Knee Injury: ACL tear

6) Knee Injury: Patellofemoral syndrome

7)  Epicondylitis

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Now no one wants to go to the hospital and visit the doctors for some injury that could've been easily prevented, correct?
I know personally I've had many injuries where I was forced to go to the hospital even though I could've simply stretched, or worn protective equipment to prevent the injury from ever happening.

Some ways to prevent sports injuries are:

1) Be in the proper physical shape to play a sport!
This includes being physically active outside of a sport. For example, if you play basketball you shouldn't expect it to be your only option to get into shape! Lots of injuries can be prevented by being active enough where your muscles are used to being pushed.

2) Warm up!
It's never a good idea to just bolt into heavy physical exercise, you should always get warmed up first! Even stretching should wait until you're slightly warm so go for a litlle jog, stretch and then do your physical activity.

3) Wear the appropriate gear and protective equipment for the sport!
Protective pads, mouth guards, helmets, gloves and other equipment is super important when it comes to sports especially very physical sports! Protective equipment can save you so much, you should always make sure to be wearing it.

4) Resting!
MAKE SURE TO REST! If your body is feeling extra sore one day, take a day off! It's much better to get rested and then play a sport rather than thinking you can do anything and ending up getting hurt.

Remember guys, if you experience any sort of injury make sure to check out the doctor's instead of just thinking nothing's wrong. If you have pain, get it checked out!

Thanks so much for reading and I hope you guys all have an awesome weekend!


-Riley
:)
 

Just a quick little post!

Hey guys, It's Riley! I just wanted to leave you guys a quick little post to inform you that tomorrow (most likely) I'll be posting a blog about how to prevent injuries when participating in physical activity! MAKE SURE to check it out, I guarantee you will not be disappointed! Hope everyone's having a pleasant weekend and I can't wait to see you tomorrow!!!

P.S. Don't forget to check out the youtube channel


http://youtube.com/user/hashtagjp
Make sure to watch the bernie video, It's hilarious!
Night everyone
-Riley
 

Hey guys check it out!!

 

Chicago vs. New York

Holy crap! I hope some of you were watching that game cause it was fricking CRAZY...
Derrick Rose came back from missing 13 games I believe and had a pretty bad start compared to his usual with 5 turnovers and 7 points in the first half, he turned it around in the second half though and finished with 29 points 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The game ended up going into overtime after Melo hit a quick three (Bastard I <3 Chicago). Anywho, The knicks won 100-99 so it was a super close game and Melo finished with 43 points, a season high!

Wow, anyways that was a sick game to watch! :)
Hope everyone had a pleasant Easter weekend!
-Riley
 

Funny game of horse!

This is just a fun game of horse between a friend and I. Sorry for the video camera person, LOL! It's my other friend's little brother and he's young thinking he's cool :B :)

ANYWHO, Hope you enjoy! Stay loyal <3

-Riley
 

New youtube videos!!

Hey guys once again I encourage you to check out our youtube channel!!
http://www.youtube.com/user/rileythiessen

Anyways, I'll upload them here as well!
Thanks for watching :)!


 

Check it out guys!

Hey guys, there honestly isn't nothing new for me (Riley) to blog about today as It's been a pretty boring weekend so I thought I'd lighten it up by adding a couple things to my page!! I encourage you to check them out! The Twitter and Youtube tab, as well as our wallpapers tab which will be frequently updated!

Anyways, hope everyone had a great good friday!
Look forward to a post coming tomorrow !

-Riley
 

Becoming a Successful Shooter (Part 2)

Hey guys, It's Riley and I'm just going to post some tips on shooting today, and how I think you all can become effective shooters! This is part 2, so if you haven't read part one, please check out this link!

http://rljpsports.blogspot.ca/2011/06/basketball-shooting-technique.html

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Alright! So here we are, shooting bootcamp 101 ;) ! Haha just kidding, but seriously folllow these steps and I can guarantee you'll be successful.

Lets start with some traits that all great shooters have in common!

Consistent shot mechanics:

No matter how your form is, whether you have a picture perfect shot, or you shoot like Shawn Marion, it's important that you're always shooting the same way, EVERYTIME. No matter where you are on the court, your shot has to be consistent. This means picking a consistent target as well. I've heard coaches say "Make sure to always look at the back of the rim when shooting", and other coaches saying "Make sure you're looking directly in the middle of the hoop when shooting". My personal take on this is first of all, pick a comfortable target. If you pick the back of the rim, fine. Just keep in mind that when you're shooting from the baseline, although you're aiming for the back of the rim you are actually aiming for the opposite side of the rim. I personally look at the center because I feel that is always a consistent target you look at and I've based my philosophy off of Dave Hopla one of the best shooters in the world. The most important part though is being CONSISTENT. The further away from the hoop you get, your form shouldn't change it should just speed up.

Feeling

I'm someone who believes that in order to be a successful shooter you have to have a good 'feel' for the ball. If you ask a great shooter why they're so good, I guarantee most of them wouldn't be able to answer the question specifically, but in actuality the reason they're so good is because their feel for the ball. Feel is something that develops from repetition. It's the type of feeling where as soon as that ball leaves your hands you already know It's going in. The most important thing about feel is as soon as you miss, you know exactly why you missed and you're able to correct it instantaneously.

Comfort

Have you ever heard all those words in your head as you were shooting, telling yourself you need absolutely perfect form, or telling yourself to keep your elbow in, or to follow through correctly. Haven't you noticed that when you concentrate on all that stuff, your shot almost never goes in. Comfort is all about being comfortable with YOUR shot, and knowing how you shoot everytime and making sure It's always the same. When you overthink that way, it leads to your shot feeling uncomfortable and forced. Make sure your shot is comfortable and work on one thinga at a time instead of telling yourself all this crazy stuff.



Confidence ********

You're probably wondering why I starred confidence, and well the reason I did is because once you become a great shooter, confidence is literally the most important thing. Having confidence is believing that everytime you release that ball, It's going straight through that net. When you're confident it allows your mind to take a break which keeps you focused. Once you develop that consistent shot, BELIEVE IN IT. Do not hesitate when you are open, you know you're a shooter, so shoot the damn ball!!


That about wraps it up for today, I hope you guys enjoyed my post and hope you all are having a pleasant weekend I'll see you with a post on Thursday!! Have a good night everybody!

-Riley
 

What has been happening lately - Justin

Hey everyone! Long time no talk at all, I am very sorry, but with this little blog I quickly made I'm telling you whatsup for the next little while.

I didn't reach my goal of making AAA, I got cut and played high school. I didn't score, or do anything fancy averaging about 0.6 points a game. This year was a developing year. The season ended, and now I'm onto the off season (my favourite part)

I am attending NRG for a 7 month basis opposed to 2 months like last year. On top of this I am playing more than just hockey to become more of an overall athlete! I picked up basketball, I haven't played since grade 8 when I was a star. I started playing again, and I am not to bad.

With basketball I will be training on a consistent basis with Riley, on top of all the hockey training. I feel working on my vert, foot speed, explosiveness, and cardio with make me a overall better athlete and hockey player and I get all of that out of a fun sport I love (basketball)!

Another reason why I got cut from AAA last year was because I was focused to much on just lifting weights and getting stronger, this year I will be focusing on cardio and speed, while maintaining my muscle, and going on ice more. On top of that I am the older age for midget AAA this year so my chances of making it increase a tremendous amount!

Sorry for this short blog, I have to get up early tomorrow!

Follow us, and me and Riley's journey to becoming successful athletes and to maybe play pro one day.
-Justin Penner
 

Youtube channel!

http://www.youtube.com/user/rileythiessen

Hey guys, this post won't be too long, but we've decided to make a youtube channel for our blog! We'll be putting up random videos of WHATEVER, basketball related or not! You guys should definitely check it out and let us know what you think :).

Justin's got an awesome post coming tomorrow and so do I ;), so be prepared! Make sure to check on us tomorrow for a new post!

Hope you all had an awesome weekend and Monday.
Looking forward to seeing what you guys have to say about tomorrow's posts!

Once again!
http://www.youtube.com/user/rileythiessen
CHECK IT OUT!! :).


- Riley
 

Appreciate your comments and opinion!

Hey guys, within probably the next 2 hours or so I'll be updating this post with a video of myself (Riley)'s shooting form, as well as some progress on Justin's basketball level. :)!

Horray for iPhone 4s, awesome video camera! :)
Anywho, I would like to hear your guys opinion on the videos when we upload them!
Thank you loyal followers <3

-Riley and Justin


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Hey! So it took a little longer than 2 hours, but here are a couple videos we think you may enjoy! On second thought I wouldn't rate these as we were just joking and it's pitch black! But tomorrow forsure we'll get up some nice videos! We took these at 12:30 am so yea! LOL.
Thanks everyone :)!


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Boy do we feel bad..

Hey everyone, I don't even know how to say this... hah.
I honestly feel terrible, all of you are loyal and we just quit blogging on you. Even though we have a very legitimate reason as to why we stopped we still feel bad! School started, which means sports started and ugh! We didn't even get to tell you guys we were going to stop blogging! We're honestly very sorry about that and I promise, PROMISE from now on you'll be following a very regularly updated blog with useful posts! Justin and I will try and post everyday and occasionally a one day break or so.
Why are we coming back you're probably wondering.
Well, basketball and hockey season actually just finished so we have a lot of free time to ourselves, what better is there to do then assist our loyal followers and help them progress in their designated sports! Just to let you guys know, Justin actually just started basketball so it's going to be awesome taking videos of him and keeping you guys updated on his progress! I look forward to hearing from all of you, and we'll BOTH definitely be making blog posts tomorrow!
Again, sorry for leaving for so long guys I promise to make it worthwhile! :)

Sincerely,
   Riley and Justin!