Thursday, June 24, 2010
Diary Of A Baller: Anthony "Champ" Mosely (Delaware) Entry #22
Hey world its your boy Champ coming to you with some highlights from my week. This was a good week for me. This week my brother and I started up our summer training program again. Every summer since I could remember my dad takes us out to a court or gym at 6am to workout 4 days a week for the whole summer. Over the years we have had some other players come out with us, but my dad is tough and in the end it usually just ends up with the 3 of us out there early in the morning. In our 3hr workouts we start with jump roping, then warmups, core work, plyometrics, then we condition by either running 3 miles of sprints on the track or we run timed 17's and different conditioning stuff, he mixes that up on us so we won't know what’s coming. We usually end up shooting 300 to 500 shots a day from layups, to reverses, to pull ups off the dribble just all kinds of shots. Then we get into dribbling drills, all kinds one ball, two balls, cones, backing out you name we get it in. Then we play full court one on ones. When we get home I take a shower and go back to bed.
This week my AAU team had a tournament. We played in the Game Over Classic in New York. In our first game we played the Long Island Lightning and lost. This was the first time in 2 years we lost the first game of a tournament and it didn't feel good. We played horrible and lost by 1 point in OT. In our second game we bounced back in a big way and played well to handily defeat the Km Playaz. On Sunday our first game of the playoff round was against the NJ Playaz and we played really good and beat them by close to 20. Our second game the semi final Sunday was against New Heights out of NY. Going in we knew this was going to be a tough game as they beat us early in the year at the Spring Fling by 1 in OT. But we came out ready to play and beat them in a tough game in OT by 3 pts to move into the Championship game. In the Championship game we got a chance for revenge. We played the Long Island team again and we played well and beat them by 30 to take the trophies home with us. Finally Sunday after playing those three games I went back to Delaware to play in my high school teams’ summer league game. We lost that game by 1 pt. Those are the highlights of my week. Tune in next week to hear more about the week of an 8th grade basketball player. I still say 8th grade even though I graduated because I haven't had an official 9th grade class yet. LOL