Playing the point guard position is very unique, you are an extension of your head coach the position demands from you to be a leader of men not just on the court,but also off the court.
This year we will track some of the best point guards in Las Vegas we will look for the character and integrity that it takes to represent this position, Being a Point God is big time. The saying is not new but for this generation you must have a certain mindset to fall into that category it’s not given to all,only give to a few, and size don’t matter!!
let’s look at a few definition of words that give breath to this position:
integrity- the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. Yes this is very important to have as a player, you must understand I’m speaking from a basketball mentality.
Look at the great quote from NFL Hall of Famer: Herm Edwards speaking on the word will!!
“When you’ve taken a man’s will away, you’ve got him. It’s not about talent, it’s about will”
every great player must have the will to fight let’s look at the definition: Will- the faculty by which a person decides on and initiates action.
synonyms: determination, willpower, strength of character, resolution, resolve, resoluteness, single-mindedness, purposefulness, drive, commitment, dedication, doggedness, tenacity, tenaciousness, staying power
“the will to succeed”
control deliberately exerted to do something or to restrain one’s own impulses.
as you can see it’s much that comes with playing this position,it’s a mindset.I can honestly say as an old-school, one player comes to mind in the city of Las Vegas his name is Troy Brown jr. he’s committed to being one of the best players not just on the West Coast,but in the country. I personally don’t know this young man but that’s not necessary I watch his work ethic, it shows on the court he’s committed to excellence he’s the new generation of what a point God is a fearless competitor who doesn’t like to lose!!
A point God is the type of player who studies the game, he uses all of his attributes to contribute to helping his team become successful. He makes everyone around him a better player. Point God’s don’t allow their teams to settle, he helps them to meet and overcome all obstacles in there path.
I always tell young players to go back into history and study some of the great point guards from the past like: Magic Johnson,Isaiah Thomas Rod Strickland,John Stockton,Penny Hardaway and also go back and study some of the college great’s such as Kenny Anderson,Mark Jackson and there’s many more I can name,but i don’t have enough time!!
We will see in the city of Las Vegas,who desires to step up to the plate and except the responsibility of being a part of a unique group of players that desire to fall into this category of being a Point GOD.
A lot of these young players must understand that work ethic is everything, putting in that time when no one is looking is the keys to success having a great attitude, being committed, staying focus not just on the court but also off the court will make the difference!!
No doubt the landscape of basketball is changing out west, and Las Vegas is becoming a breath of fresh air to the basketball community. VEGAS ALL DAY!! I THOUGHT YOU KNEW!!
WE REP OUR CITY!!