Elite hoopers give thanks for their best skill

Elite hoopers give thanks for their best skill

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Elite hoopers give thanks for their best skill

Terrance Ferguson is most thankful for his shooting ability and his athleticism. / Kelly Kline/Under Armour

Terrance Ferguson is most thankful for his shooting ability and his athleticism. / Kelly Kline/Under Armour

 

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

College: LSU

The one skill I’m most thankful to have in my repertoire is… “My court vision. If you can see the floor you can get the ball anywhere. It’s natural for me; I grew up passing the ball so I developed an eye for where players like the ball and where they’ll be at certain times on the court. I think, also, not getting the ball when I was open so much coming up helped with my vision when it was my turn to pass.”

Dennis Smith Jr., Trinity Christian School (Fayetteville, N.C.), PG, 2016

College: Undecided

The one skill I’m most thankful to have in my repertoire is… “My IQ. Knowing what’s right or wrong to do in the correct situations is a key asset in basketball. That’s where the IQ comes in. It’s definitely the most valuable skill you can possess on the court, and I’m thankful to have mine.”

Thomas Bryant, Huntington Prep (Huntington, W.Va.), F, 2015

College: Undecided

The one skill I’m most thankful to have in my repertoire is… “My passion. I definitely think that’s a skill because I don’t think a lot of players have it. It’s talking and staying motivated and playing your hardest at all times. I definitely take pride in that and it’s something that I’m thankful to have when I’m on the court.”

Elijah Thomas, Lancaster (Lancaster, Texas), F, 2015

College: Texas A&M

The one skill I’m most thankful to have in my repertoire is… “My ability to be able to be agile at my size; I’m thankful for it because I worked hard for it and there’s not many other post players that can move and adjust like I can.”

Terrance Ferguson, Prime Prep (Dallas), SG, 2016

College: Undecided

The one skill I’m most thankful to have in my repertoire is… “My ability to shoot the ball standing at 6-6 and my crazy athleticism. The reason I’m thankful for those two things are mainly because most players are built with one of the two. Being that lucky chosen one; I have both!”

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