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"Guard Play" covers the skills and attributes necessary to be a successful point guard or shooting guard. Not only does it present the finer points of shooting, passing, ballhandling, moving without the ball, free throws and defense, it discusses intangilbles such as leadership, toughness and confidence. Steve Alford was Indiana's high school Mr. Basketball in 1983 and an All-American at Indiana University, where he led the Hoosiers to the NCAA championship in 1987. He played on the gold medal 1984 U.S. Olympic team and later in the NBA for four years before becoming the head coach at Manchester College and later at Southwest Missouri State University. He is currently head coach at the University of Iowa. Ed Schilling was a four-year started at Miami of Ohio where he set a Mid-American Conference record with 17 assists in one game. He was head coach at Logansport (IN) High School for four years before becoming an assistant to John Calipari at UMass in 1995.
Covers shooting, passing, ball handling, moving without the ball, free throws, defense and intangibles such as leadership, toughness and confidence.
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