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What does it take to become a Professional Basketball Player?

posted Mar 16, 2017, 3:58 AM by Thomas Roberts   [ updated Mar 16, 2017, 8:08 AM by Mr R McClean ]


We are researching what it takes to become a professional basketball player. This includes daily routines and how many hours are put into training, and the reasons behind enjoyment. As we all know, in England the sports that the country are most successful at are: football, Tennis, Rugby and Cricket. Basketball is one of America’s 'Big-five' sports alongside American football and baseball, but has never quite become one of England’s main ones. Although lots of people play basketball in England, the standard is far below America and currently only one English player plays in the NBA, and he was actually born in South Sudan. Just to prove the point team GB didn’t even qualify for the Rio Olympics and in London 2012 they only won one out of twelve games, quite disappointing considering they do so well at other sports. So why is the English standard so below America’s and many other countries? Why do so little English players make the NBA? So, what is the secret to going pro and why are most professionals in America?


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