Summer Skills Training: DeMar DeRozan showing off his improved jumper & handles
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When you think of DeMar DeRozan you probably think of rim rattling but here’s a video of the NBA All-Star (for years to come) making mainly swish sounds over and over and over again during a Summer Skills Training session with pro basketball trainer Dribble2Much. If that names rings a bell or if you are seeing white with a smile on your face then you probably remember him crossing over Teyana Taylor at the Jordan XX9 release event.
As for Demar’s ball handling, he was so obsessed with improving his handles that he even started doing daily routine stuff with his left.
Via Fox News
Eager to improve his left-handed dribbling and ability to finish plays, DeRozan ate with his weaker left hand, used it to pick up items around the house, and even sat down regularly to write out the alphabet with his infant daughter.
“I was doing it every day in the summer,” DeRozan said. “It looked like my daughter’s writing. That gave me something to do and I could show her her ABCs.”
Not that his penmanship is better than 17-month-old Diar.
“We’re neck and neck right now,” DeRozan joked.
As for his shot, last season DeMar made almost as many 3-pointers (64) as he did in his first 4 seasons total (67) while shooting a career high percentage (the number isn’t that impressive so I’ll let you google it) and he also attempted 203 more free throws last season than his previous career high so this improved shot of his should come in handy this season as I expect him to put up career highs across the board.
“I’m never going to get comfortable with the accomplishments I’ve made,” DeRozan said. “There’s always going to be something.”