Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Offseason Offerings: Andrew Wiggins
By Jason Jordan
With the offseason in full effect, ballers around the country have begun what is widely regarded as one of the most grueling grind modes of the year as they prepare for the up-and-coming season.
Every week we’ll profile an elite player and have them dish on one of their most unorthodox training methods and explain why it’s been so beneficial.
Andrew Wiggins said repetition is key when it comes to making and creating shots.
Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.) swingman Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 player in the ESPNU 25.
The Drill: Double-crossover pull-up jumpers
The Rundown: “Well, I start at the halfcourt line and do one in-and-out cross then I cross it back over to the opposite direction. After that I take a few more speed dribbles toward the goal and stop and pull up for a mid range jump shot. I do that for about 10 minutes.
I don’t really take a count of my makes because it’s more about the repetition of it all. I definitely make most of the shots though.”
The Benefit: “This drill really helps with your repetition. When you’re shooting and trying to create your own shot it’s so important to get in a routine of doing the right things.
You never want to change your shot. So it kinda gets you in the mindset of doing the right things at all times.”