No “Ranking” to a 1st Round NBA Pick….How?

Parents/Coaches….What do “Rankings” of your son/daughter mean when they are developing as a basketball player? Simple answer..Nothing!  A person who helped me get my first job with Billy Donovan in 1994 at Marshall University, was best friends with Rick Pitino and is the Godfather of John Calipari’s son, Ken “Jersey Red’ Ford says about your EGO…” You will never guess who was asking for you Wade?…I would reply,” Who, Who was asking for me?’….Jersey Red would reply, “NOONE!”…..LOL…exactly…Rankings fuel your ego/pride, they don’t mean anything.

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We coached and developed Kenneth Faried, who was not a Top 500 recruit out of High school but 4 years later because of his Work Ethic, Choice of Core Values and Sacrificed for the team he was drafted in the 1st round of the 2011 NBA Draft. We asked Kenneth after he had gone through 13 NBA workouts, how challenging were their  workouts compared to our’s at Morehead State? Kenneth replied, ‘Our workouts are 10 times tougher, my NBA workouts were Kids Play”. Do you want us to lie to you? “No, of course not”. OK..Do you want the Truth? Toughest Pill to swallow is the Truth Pill. 

 

Who are you Making Plays for Today? Choices…what you do Today will Impact what you do tomorrow and the future. What commitment do you have? Talk vs Action..Make Plays Today..Thank God WE have a Choice!  

 

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