Hello Basketball World,
This is Trey Patterson signing back in for my 9th week of ‘Diary of a Baller’. My week was a busy one.
Monday was an awkwardly light day for me, but I knew I had an eventful week ahead of me. So, whenever I don’t have training or practice, I always use the extra time to study and get homework done.
On Tuesday, I went to New York City to workout at Jordan Terminal 23. This was my first time at Terminal 23, it was such a cool place inside, but if you didn’t know it was located there, you would walk right by it, because it is so discrete. My workout was all shooting on the shooting gun. It’s all about repetition and muscle memory. My arms were extremely tired after the workout, but I know all of this work will eventually pay off and the work hasn’t even begun yet.
On Wednesday, I had a workout with DJ Sackmann. I really enjoy working out with DJ because he teaches me moves that are specific for certain game situations i.e. pick and roll and how to read the defender. At this workout, we worked on creating space from our defender by using different variations of a jab step.
Thursday was another study day for me, as I had a Spanish test on Friday to prepare for. After studying, I used this time to shower and wind down early for bed.
Friday was a day off from school for me, in the morning, I had another workout with DJ Sackmann from 9am-1pm. This was a very intense workout with a lot of talent in the gym. The whole workout was based on the 9 different pick and roll set-ups. After we worked on the moves, we played 3 on 3 and full court 5 on 5 to put the moves we learned to use.
On Saturday, I had practice with my new AAU team, Team Rio National. After much thought and many options, my parents and I felt that this program would be the best option for me at this time, to help me further develop as a player. I would like to thank Team Izod/Sports U for playing a very important role in helping me develop as a young athlete these past 2 years. The lessons I’ve learned and the friendships I’ve gained from the Sports U program, will last for a lifetime. During this practice, we put in a couple of new plays to get ready for our upcoming tournaments in the winter. After practice, later on that night, one of my school friends had a party that I went to. It was pretty cool and I had a good time hanging out with friends.
On Sunday, there was a workout at the I’m Possible Headquarters with Mike Rice. I really like Coach Rice because he pushes you to give your full effort in every drill. I hope you all enjoyed taking a look into my week. Stay tuned for my last entry next week.
Trey Patterson signing off.