Baylor Guard Development Workoutby Scott Peterman
D1 Level Training for Guards
This is an incredible first-hand look at how Baylor University has produced some of the best guards in the country over the past 5 seasons since Scott Drew and his staff resurrected the program. Filmed at Baylor and conducted with Bears assistant coach Mark Morefield leading the workout, this course covers the skill-building 50-minute workout that is the cornerstone of the Baylor player development efforts.
Beginning with a specific warm-up shooting routine and concluding with a 5 spot cool down routine, the workout covers everything from ball-handling to shooting and finishing at the rim – all in an intense six drill workout that is maybe the finest used at the high D1 level.
The drills included are Tracing The Arc, “Get Open” Series, Commando Ball-Handling, 5 spot Shooting, 1 on 1 Moves, and the Jab Step/Shot Fake Series.
Coach Mark Morefield
Under Coach Drew Baylor has had six NBA Draft picks since 2012, which ranks 11th nationally behind only Kentucky (26), Duke (18), Kansas (12), UCLA (12), Syracuse (11), North Carolina (10), Arizona (nine), Louisville (eight), Michigan (eight) and Michigan State (eight). BU has also accounted for six of the 18 NBA Draft picks from Texas colleges in the last seven seasons – the only other Texas programs with multiple draftees in that span are SMU (three), Texas (three) and Texas A&M (2).
Taurean Prince became the third-highest draft pick in program history when he was selected 12th overall by the Atlanta Hawks, through a trade with the Utah Jazz in the 2016 NBA Draft. Prince came to Baylor as an unranked recruit in the 2012 class, and he developed into the second lottery pick in program history. After averaging just 6.4 minutes per game as a freshman, Prince blossomed into a two-time All-Big 12 selection, played in three consecutive NCAA Tournaments and graduated in four years.
A program-record three players were selected in the 2012 NBA Draft, as Perry Jones III, Quincy Acy, and Quincy Miller were all chosen. Pierre Jackson was selected by the Philadelphia 76ers in 2013, and Cory Jefferson was picked by the Brooklyn Nets in 2014, giving the Bears five draftees over a three-year span.
Drew has built Baylor into one of nine programs to be nationally ranked in each of the last 11 seasons and one of 16 programs to advance to postseason play in every season since 2012. From 2008-18, Baylor has been one of the nation’s most consistent programs with Drew leading the team to nine 20-win seasons, 10 postseason appearances, the Big 12’s first NIT championship, Baylor’s first postseason tournament title in its 110-year history, and a school-record 20 postseason wins.