UPDATE: The Tweet that was sent in to us, which was found at BallisLife’s Twitter account as seen below, tagged Norcross coach Jesse McMillan to give the impression that he was involved in the training session below. In fact, not only was he NOT involved in the session, it was McMillan who originally flagged the issue from his own account.
We regret the error and have also reached out to BallisLife to ensure they know that Norcross was not involved in the session in any way.
The Norcross (Ga.) basketball program has done a lot right in the past decade, earning state titles in the 6A classification (Georgia’s highest) in 2008, 2011 and 2013. They were runners-up in 2017 and 2018, too. All that success would seem to indicate that Norcross basketball coach Jesse McMillan knows what he’s doing, and that realization keeps us from completely judging the drill you see below, because boy is it … different.
Let’s take stock of everything that’s going on here. We’ve got a teenage athlete who is strapped in to a restraining cable while he fends off a coach who attacks his upper body using boxing pads. Fine? Fine.
Then there is the giant tractor tire. Let’s talk about the tractor tire. Why is this strapping one man working through a basketball drill with one foot in a tire? This makes no sense. This seems both unnecessary and a real health risk. Why is this being done with a tire?
Anyone else find this absurdly strange? Great. Glad we’re not alone. That doesn’t mean that it isn’t an incredible drill that will revolutionize this teen’s ball handling skills. It very well may, particularly given Norcross’ past success.