KDF MORANS VS EGERTON ASSASSINS GAME #2 March 27, 2017

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On Sunday, March 26, at about 10 a.m.at Upperhill, the Egerton University Basketball team – Assassins matched up with KDF Morans in a basketball rivalry continued from last season’s quarter final playoffs.  Many people believed that KDF will emerge winners.  I respectfully disagree, with all the rigorous training we went through it was bound to bare fruits and success was imminent.  

A cool and calmed game it was minutes in to the first quarter which ended in

The game was rather physical as the second quarter commenced.  Elbows were thrown left and right, the ref’s lips turning red from all the blown whistles,  With the numerous trips to the charity line.

KDF iron pressed the Assassins full court straight from in bound with which they garnered enough points to reduce the lead through blood sweat and tears with occasional “AAAIIIHH REF!!!” sounds.

In the fourth quarter the Assassins drew the KDF into submission albeit one of the Morans repulsed our attack but to no avail; after suffering a muscle pull strain and bowed out of the game. 

WEEKEND THAT “WAS”!

EGERTON ASSASSINS 54 – 47 BLAZERS: MHS

GAME #5                   22/04/2017                  LOSING STREAK?!

Playing the number one seed proved Blazers deserve the spot.  They grinded with passion and experience in Saturday’s win over Assassins.  The objective being to be quicker than and more agile than the heavy bodied old ‘wazee’; they outdid us especially on fastbreak chance opportunities.  They had the numbers which helped them commit more on double teams creating loop holes near the basket that they capitalized from.18056517_120225995195410_6958405055438857403_o

Our offense is/was ugly and gruesome struggle trying to find the hole to no fruition Blazers 2-3 defense locked our gauntlets to no avail; no one was dropping dimes on demand. Poor chemistry, lack of effort, poor decision maki

ng, intimidation, name it all we were on the blind side of things this particular weekend can’t blame it on anything just that we ought not to lose at HOME!

 

 

 

EMYBA 70 – 48  EGERTON ASSASSINS: UPPERHILL

GAME #6                   23/04/2017                  NOT AGAIN!

Losing stinks.  As much as losing sucks, I do hope we can all agree that losing a basketball game is not the end of the world. As important as basketball is, you have to keep things in perspective. Nevertheless, losing stinks! Losing should hurt. When you invest an inordinate amount of time, effort, and love into something like the game of basketball, losing should hurt. If it doesn’t hurt, then you don’t care. And if you don’t care, you shouldn’t be playing. Determining why you lost is the most important factor when deciding how to handle it and how to bounce back. If you lost because the other team was more talented, did you still compete? Or did you play scared? In addition to identifying why you lost, it is equally important to evaluate how you lost. Did you show proper sportsmanship to the other team and the officials? Did you play like a team or did you play selfishly, point fingers and make excuses?IMG-20170424-WA0039 Obviously no one likes to lose, but it is very important you learn how to handle losses like a professional and with character… not like a petulant child. We win together, we lose together. No one player wins a game by his or herself and no one player loses a game either. Missing a shot at the buzzer or throwing the ball away with three seconds left is never what actually loses the game. It was an accumulation of the previous 31 minutes and 57 seconds. Make sure, as a coach or as a player, you take some time to reflect and evaluate both why you lost and how you lost and use it as a learning experience for your next game as well as for the rest of the season.

FIBA WOLRD CUP CHAMPIONSHIP

FIBA WORLD CUP FIXTURES AND RESULTS

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Aug. 30
France vs. Brazil, 11:30 a.m. ET (NBATV)
Finland vs. USA, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
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Aug. 31
Argentina vs. Croatia, 7:30 a.m. ET (NBA TV)
Serbia vs. France, 9:30 a.m. ET (NBA TV)
Brazil vs. Iran, Noon ET (NBA TV)
USA vs. Turkey, 3:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)

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Sept. 1
Argentina vs. Philippines, 11:30 a.m. ET (NBA TV)
Puerto Rico vs. Greece, 2 p.m. ET (NBA TV)
Brazil vs. Spain, 4 p.m. ET (NBA TV)

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Sept. 2
New Zealand vs. USA, 11:30 a.m. ET (ESPN2)
Korea vs. Slovenia, 2 p.m. ET (NBA TV)

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10 Basketball Cuts Every Coach Must Know Posted on 31. Jan, 2013 by Coach Mac

In Training Proper cutting movements are one of the most under-taught skills in our youth programs.  A lot of the time coaches don’t worry about teaching proper cutting to their players, they say it will ‘come naturally’ with time. Well I’m here to tell you it won’t. At least not proper cutting.  Cutting that will get your players open when ever they wish during a game.  Players need to learn how to get open on their
own. They’re not always going to be able to use a screen to get them open for a pass. Sometimes they’re going to have to do it in isolation. That’s what we as coaches need to teach them how to
do.  Players like Reggie Miller and Ray Allen can score 30 points a game without taking a single dribble just because they’ve mastered the art of reading the defense and then using the appropriate cut to get them open for the pass.
In this article I’m going to describe and show you
the 10 most common cuts in basketball.


1. Backdoor Cut
The backdoor cut
is used when the defender is over-playing in the
passing lane denying the pass. Depending on
your offence, this will leave a big hole to cut into
between. If you are being denied the pass you will
be able to backdoor cut.
The biggest problem with backdoor cuts is that it
requires great passing skills by the person with
the ball to result in an easy lay-up. This is why it
is not a common pass in youth basketball. The
lack of passing skills results in many turnovers.
For the backdoor cut to be most effective your
players must set their defender up and have a
quick change-of-direction and explode towards
the basket.

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2. V-Cut
V-cuts are the
most common type of cut and are mostly
used when on the perimeter in isolation when you
need to
get open for a pass.
V-cutting requires body-to-body contact by
players. They are executed by walking the
defender a couple of feet inside the 3-point line,
planting your foot, and then exploding out to
receive the ball.
It works because the defense’s reaction time
won’t be quick enough to stop the player from
receiving the pass.

v-cut


3. L-Cut
L-cuts are a great
way to get open on the perimeter when starting
on the block.
This cut doesn’t require the offensive player to be
quick, rather this cut will be most effective if
good footwork is used and good use of the body.
Take the defender up to the elbow, get your top
foot over theirs, give a small nudge to create
space, and lead directly out to the wing while
calling for the ball.

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4. Curl Cut
The curl cut is
executing a curl around a screen.
This cut relies on the offensive player reading his
defender. If the defense follows around the
screen, then a curl cut is the best option to
receive an open lay-up. But if the defense cheats
on the screen and goes over it, then the best cut
would be the next one on the list, the flare cut.

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5. Flare Cut
The curl cut and
flare cut go hand-in-hand.
When the defender cheats on a curl and tries to
cut it off, players should flare out to the corner.

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6. Deep Cut
A deep cut involves the player on one side of the
floor to cut baseline behind everyone and to the
other side.
This cut is used a lot against zone defenses
because often the defense doesn’t see the player
cutting if they’re pre-occupied with the ball and
other players.

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7. UCLA Cut
The UCLA cut got
its name because it was popularized by UCLA
legendary coach John Wooden.
It involves a player at the top of the key making a
pass to a perimeter player and then cutting
directly to the block off a high post screen. If
performed properly, this cut often leads to an
open lay-up for the cutter.

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8. Front Cut
The front cut
involves getting on the ball-side of your opponent.
Usually this is executed by performing a jab step
or a small cut behind the defense to get them to
move back. Once they do, you cut in front of them
closest to the ball.

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9. Shallow Cut
A shallow cut is
used when you’re exchanging positions with the
person dribbling the ball. This means going
underneath them and keeping your defender
occupied while they fill the spot that you were in.

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10. Flash Cut
A flash cut is a
quick, explosive cut made by a post player to the
high post.

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THE WOLVES OF KENYAN POLITICS:

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If Kenya was a movie, it would have been banned a long time ago and the directors hanged by their toenails. Kenyan leadersheep is unsuitable for any viewersheep.

When Kenya grabbed its alleged ‘independence’ frm the white colonialists, it was left in the evil hands of the black colonialists who went on a looting spree grabbing everything in sight for their selfish selves. It has been 50 years a slave. As we award Head of State Commendations to these thugs, our heroic freedom fighters have nothing to show but dilapidated huts and uncleared medical bills at the village clinic.

I almost ate my heart out when I learnt that the official ‘heaven’ of the Deputy President will cost taxpayers an extra 100 million shillings for renovations.

For starters, this is the palace that needs the so-called renovations:
“The prestigious palace sits on a 10 acre piece of land and many…

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UHURU KENATTA’S NEW APPOINTMENTS

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BREAKING NEWS:

Uhuru Kenyatta will appoint the following Youths into his Govt.

1.Daniel Moi – Director of youth
affairs.
2.Lucy Kibaki – Head Vision 2030.
3.Ole Ntimama – Head of KTB.
4.Joseph Kamotho – Chairman of
HELB.
5. Makwere – Head Male
Circumcision Unit.
6.Mama Ngina – Maendeleo ya
Wanawake.
7.Moody Awuori – Chairman of KAA.
8.Simeon Nyachae – Chairman of AFC
Board.
9.Joe Hamisi – Chairman of Mining.
10.Ole Kaparo – Chairman of Kimelel
Goat market.
11. Biwott – Energy Chair
12. Charles Njonjo – Chair
Constitution review commission
13. Musikari Kombo – Chair of
Wizards and Sorcerers Commision
14. Kabeere m’mbijiwe – Chair
BAT……
15. George Thuo – Matatu Welfare Association
16. Njenga Karume – Coal mining.

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