With the offseason in full effect, ballers around the country have begun what is widely regarded as one of the most grueling grind modes of the year as they play in different AAU tournaments and showcases and prepare for the up-and-coming season.
Every week we’ll profile an elite player or elite trainer and have them dish on one of their most unorthodox training methods and explain why it’s been so beneficial.
American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) quarterback Torrance Gibson, who is rated No. 1 among dual threat quarterbacks and No. 8 overall in the ESPN 300.
The Drill: Hallway Evasion Manuevers
The How-To: “This one’s pretty crazy, but, as a quarterback, you have to be able to get away from the defense and keep plays alive sometimes. That’s where I excel so, to stay fresh with that, in between classes in the hallway or in the classroom just walking around I’ll juke people out. Yeah, like, I’ll just be walking somewhere and someone will be walking toward me and I’ll just side-step real quick or fake that and go back the other way. They look at me like I’m crazy. I do it to teachers too and they just bust out laughing. They think I’m being funny or weird, but it’s like a repetition thing with me. I’m always thinking about ways to juke people out.”
The Pay Off: “I know it sounds crazy to just be walking and juke someone out that was just walking past you and doesn’t know what’s going on, but it helps. You get into a routine and it becomes like second nature. When you’re always thinking of different ways to get away from your defender it can only help. I’m always juking someone out.”
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