The Coach You Choose Should Know How to Shoot the Ball!
Coach J has worked with many players, both boys and girls from the lower grades through high school and college, on the fundamentals of Basketball.
Shooting, ball handling, footwork, moving without the ball, layups, defense, rebounding, positioning, passing, conditioning and balance.
If you live in Sofia and are looking for the PERSONAL COACH for your child, set up some lessons with Coach J today!
Don’t be fooled by trainers who claim to be something they are not. If you want to be sure, check their background: where did they play, what are their credentials? It’s important that the coach you hire has the knowledge and experience to really make a lasting impact on your son or daughter’s development as a player. It’s too much of an investment of time and money to not do your research. Here’s a tip: ask them to shoot the basketball themselves. That will tell you everything you need to know.
JIMMIE HUNT INTERVIEW AND MIXTAPE
Jimmie Hunt was first featured on Hoop Assist as a king of the Hesi move. We first met as classmates of Mt. Ararat high school in Maine when he was 15, and I a baby-faced 14 year old hoop fanatic. He was by far the most well developed basketball player of that age I’d ever seen to that point – maybe still. He immediately became the star of a team that featured a future University of Maine Black Bear standout Ricky White, as well as several other players who would go on to play in college. He finished his career as one of the greatest players in Maine high school basketball history.
After Mt. Ararat it was onto Franklin Pierce University where he enjoyed a decorated four year career on a basketball scholarship. Jimmie immediately began his professional career after graduating in 2005 and is still competing at a high level overseas to this day. He reached out to Hoop Assist with a fire mixtape stating “Uncle Jimmie still got work for these young chumps.” Indeed Uncle Jimmie does.
Uncle Jimmie still got work for these young chumps.
Hunt is one of the best breakdown artists I’ve ever seen. Watching him cut loose in a one on one or 21 game back in high school is still one of the most amazing sights I’ve ever seen on a basketball court. Check out the filthy In & Out in the following mixtape of his season with BC Levski Sofia in Bulgaria, and other teams throughout Europe. Hoop Assist caught up with Jimmie to pick his brain about the NBA, training techniques, and life as an overseas pro.