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Point Guard College: Defensive Stoppers
by Better Basketball

Players spend hours at the gym working on the shot, working on dribbling, and doing drills - but few of them work on defense! Half the game is being forgotten! Our friends at Point Guard College are here to help. In this quick course, they will take you through 3 lessons full of tips and drills so that you can become a defensive stopper. Learn how to take a charge, five habits of good defenders, and how to stop penetration and make sure your defense gets some time in the gym too!

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At PGC, we have been fortunate to attract some of the finest leaders and teachers in the game of basketball. Our hand-selected and fully-trained directors provide over 40 hours of in-depth instruction at every PGC course. As a high school and college player (at Duke University), Point Guard College founder Dick Devenzio was regarded as the prototypical “coach on the court.” In 10th grade, he was a varsity starter, averaging 20 points a game (even though he was only 5’6″ tall). The next year Dick grew to 5’9” and averaged 30 points per game, and, in his senior year, he led Ambridge High School to an undefeated state championship. That team is still recognized as the best high school team ever to play in Pennsylvania. Dick was named as the best high-school point guard in America by Parade Magazine and went on to earn Academic All-American and Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) all-star honors at Duke and to play and coach professionally in Europe and South America.

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