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Alexis Mark – 2020
Sierra Canyon High School
Alexis is a solid defender who brings a defensive presence to her game like no other. She’s able to defend positions 1-5 effectively with her athleticism and attention to detail. Her greatest asset at this point is her ability to be a stopper. On the offensive end, she needs some work on her shot, which has a hitch in it that keeps her from shooting with a smooth release (very evident in her free throw shooting). It might be too late in her development to alter her shot so she will need to put up 100-500 jumpers a day in order to find her rhythm. Will that translates to success in game situations? Time will tell. Alexis also needs to become a better ball handler. She should be dribbling the rock at least an hour a day just doing drills outside in the driveway or on a court. Has to develop the wherewithal to drive down court, shimmy, and drive by her defender. Relies too much on her spin move to finish around the rim, which will be limited at the next level because of the size of players she will be facing. Her basketball IQ is very high which enables her to make key plays on the court in crucial minutes/crunch time. We would’ve liked to have seen more development in her game, at this point in time, and am a bit concerned about what it is Alexis is focusing on during her training and skill development. Are you watching film, breaking it down, then heading to the lab and working on your weaknesses? Or is everything focused on Hollywood drills that are taking time to become fruition on the court? Things Popscout feels she should consider working on this summer and beyond:
- Shooting the ball off the dribble. Stop and pop drills
- Driving to the bucket zig/zag drills with a finish
- Basketball handling drills – must become a better ball handler
- Miken drills for finishing around the rim
- Form techniques for shooting
- Plyometrics for more speed and agility. A bit stiff in her approach.
- Incorporating the triple threat into her game. Doesn’t triple threat much – if at all – during games. When you catch, take the time to square up, face the hoop, triple threat and make your move. Must develop patience when catching the ball and making decisions. Don’t be in so much of a rush when you catch the ball all the time.
We hope this sheds some light on your game and helps you to become a better ball player. At the end of the day, we only want the best for these young student-athletes and will never ask for anything in return.
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