Saturday, September 10th, 2011 at 6:28 pm  |  7 responses

Evan Turner Working With Shooting Coach

Evan Turner is working hard this summer to turn things around after a lackluster rookie season. Working with the winningest coach in NCAA history to improve his jumper is a start. From the Philadelphia Inquirer:  “One thing is clear: Evan Turner would like the basketball. The 76ers sophomore guard has spent this summer splitting time among three places, but has also spent a good deal of his summer working with Hall of Famer and Philadelphia University coach Herb Magee, who has been tweaking Turner’s shot. ‘I knew I had a hitch in my shot,’ said Turner, who was in Chicago. ‘I just wanted to get it together. I didn’t want to shoot any balls short. I wanted to understand the basic principle of jump-shooting, all of that, what to look for. Coach Magee has been helping me out a lot.’”

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  • Sonicproof

    Good job. I think that should be every NBA player. Working on the things they know they lack or don’t do so well during play.

  • archer

    so this dude made it to the NBA, making millions but don’t understand the basic principle of jump-shooting…?

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    His shooting wasn’t the only thing that held him back last season.

  • Abhi

    @ archer – Why u talkin about Rondo?

  • Fat Lever

    JTaylor, yea true, but it all starts with his jumper. Once he gets confidence in that, the rest of his game will flourish. His jumper is the spark in his game. Once he gets that straight, he’ll be much better.

    @archer, neither does Rondo, but I’d say he’s doing pretty well. Do you expect every player that makes the NBA to have like a 99 rating in jumpshooting? Get real. He does other things very well, like rebounding, distributing the ball, pushing the break.

  • http://Slamonline.com nbk

    A lot of guys in the nba don’t understand the principles of shooting. Being taught, and copying people who do it right are different. And a ton of players learned their skills by copying their idols, not by being taught the reasoning and specifics behind the fundamentals.

  • http://slamonline.com LakeShow

    Your right JTaylor dude was injured pretty bad. I like this kid allot. I think he will be a really good player. Not sure if he’s AllStar callibre, but at least real nice role player. He can play 3 positions to some extent. He’s a pretty decent defender also.