Elite players talk about skills they want as gifts on Christmas

Elite players talk about skills they want as gifts on Christmas

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Elite players talk about skills they want as gifts on Christmas

These elite basketball players dished on which skill they hoped to find under the tree.

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These elite basketball players dished on which skill they hoped to find under the tree.

FORT MYERS, Fla. – We caught up with a handful of players at the City of Palms Classic in Fort Myers, Fla., and had them get transparent about which hoops skill they wish they could’ve unwrapped on Christmas Day.

Grayson Allen, Providence (Jacksonville, Fla.), 2014, SG

Headed to: Duke

The skill that I’d love to unwrap on Christmas Day is… “Crazy handles. I feel like it would take my game to another level and make it easier to transition into college.”

Ben Simmons, Montverde (Montverde, Fla.), 2015, F

Headed to: LSU

The skill that I’d love to unwrap on Christmas Day is… “A consistent three-point shot. Since I go inside so much they wouldn’t be expecting me to hit threes so I’d get good looks. I’d love to unwrap that!”

Christian Terrell, Providence (Jacksonville, Fla.), 2014, SG

Headed to: Florida Gulf Coast

The skill that I’d love to unwrap on Christmas Day is… “A better jump shot. I feel like it would open up my drive more and I could make more plays for my teammates and myself that way.”

D’Angelo Russell, Montverde (Montverde, Fla.), 2014, SG

Headed to: Ohio State

The skill that I’d love to unwrap on Christmas Day is… “A little bit of everything. I know I’ve got downfalls in my game and I really want to work on all of them. I’m trying to get to the point where I don’t have any downfalls so I’d definitely say I’d wanna unwrap a little bit of everything skill-wise.”

Prince Ali, Sagemont (Weston, Fla.), 2015, SG

Headed to: Connecticut

The skill that I’d love to unwrap on Christmas Day is… “Shooting ability like Ray Allen. It would make the game so much easier for me.”

Brendan Boyle, Montverde (Montverde, Fla.), 2014, G

Undecided

The skill that I’d love to unwrap on Christmas Day is… “Muscle memory. That’s the most important thing for me. When I’m learning new things like new shooting adjustments or new dribble moves I’d love to have the muscle memory down quicker. That’ll help with the efficiency and consistency.”

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