Maine high school boys and girls pre-season basketball practices start 3 weeks from tomorrow on Monday, November 19th, 2018. Regular MPA heal point games start on December 7th, 2016. Just 21 days to go.
One of the biggest reasons that may have increased improved shooting percentages and scoring results was when basketball went to the “breakaway rims” to prevent damage to the rim and the backboards on dunks or attempted dunks’ By keeping the equipment safe and and it also promoted protecting players from injury when dunking or attempting […]
Seeing today that it was announced that the UMaine men’s basketball team was ranked tied for 7th in the America East Basketball Conference pre-season coaches poll with UNH I looked to see where they were ranked nationally out of the 352 D-1 teams. The only poll ranking I could fine (ESPN, Pomeroy and realtimerpi.com have […]
Last Sunday at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, it was great to see some of my personal long time basketball friends join me as a member of the Maine Basketball Hall of Fame class of 2018 as either an Inductee or as a Legend. My Husson basketball coach Del Merrill was inducted into the […]
I really was able to fix my annual basketball withdrawal symptoms this summer by watching the 5th annual “THE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT”. THIS EVENT IS DIVIDED UP INTO 4 18 TEAM REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY. The teams are made up mostly of either current or former professional basketball players from all over the world. There is […]
ANSWER: The recent WNBA Basketball All-Star Game. Didn’t watch the WNBA All-Star game Saturday, but as I read the box score after game I thought there was a misprint in the box score as it showed that the winning team (Team Parker) 119 committed just ONE personal foul and only shot 2 foul shots and […]
Thanks to all who took the time to answer the above question. Two people got the correct answer I was looking for which was as soon as the basketball was in the air on an attempted shot by the offensive team. Players should look for the offensive player they are guarding. Fine your man and […]
During actual game play when is the only time that the defensive basketball players on the court should not know where the basketball is and why? Answer later this week.
Answer to last Sunday’s basketball trivia question. It was the inventor of the game of basketball in 1891 by Dr. James Naismith. In early 1930’s after watching his game evolve and change for over 40 years he thought these two rule changes the shot clock and 3 point shot would improve the game, but no […]