In this Scorers 1st series, we will be meeting the new additions to our agency who have joined after finishing their respective college careers and as they prepare to make the jump from campus to the pros.
In just two seasons after transferring from Pensacola State College, Antoine Myers made his presence felt on both ends of the floor for Troy University.
The 6-foot-3 guard finished second on the team in scoring (12.1 per game), rebounding (5.4 per game) and assists (2.6 per game) and was one of the programs lock-down defenders, as Myers recorded two or more steals in seven games on the season (31 games) and posted season highs of 21 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals in 2013-14...
Give us the scouting report on Antoine Myers. How would you best describe yourself as a player?
The best way to describe myself as a player is just simply a hard worker and willing to do anything to win. I feel like I can do whatever it takes, whether it’s getting my teammates open shots, scoring or guarding the opponent’s toughest player. As far as offense I’m a combo guard I’m able to play both positions because of my size and strength. I’m very comfortable with having the ball in my hands a lot and making the right decision when I have to. Transition and the ball screen offense is when I’m at my best and a tough guard for anyone. We ran a lot of ball screens for are offense at Troy so it allowed me to show off my ability to create. The transition part showed what I can do individually as a player to create for myself and others.
Looking back on your college career at Troy, what do you appreciate the most about that experience?
I appreciated that I was able to grow as a person and player. There were things that I couldn’t have learned anywhere else without my teammates and the people around campus. I appreciate the support from all the people who came out and supported and that made my experience at Troy even better.
What goal/goals have you set as you consider your first year playing professionally?
Goals for my first year are to show people that I can contribute as a player coming in. Also winning is a big thing for me. I just want to be able to do anything I can to help my team win. Other than that I want to be able to develop more as a player coming in to learn the game more.
Can you break down your offseason training schedule?
My offseason training consists of basketball workouts Monday thru Saturday 2-3 times day usually starting at 6am weights right after and Sunday is strictly a shooting and stretching day. My workouts usually consist of a lot of ball handing and shooting and game time drill situations that I will be placed in. Majority of my workout session are very intense with my coach making sure I’m doing everything at game speed. Conditioning and weights are big part of being able to play at a high level at all times for me. I’m currently lifting 4-5 times a week along with stretching to help with flexibility. I take workouts very serious so I do everything intense and hard every time.
Who has helped influence you as a person/player and what words of advice have they shared?
My family in general is a big influence in my life and as a player because they’re there through the up’s and down’s. Family plays a big part in my success as a person and my college career at Pensacola state College and Troy University. Through tough times with basketball they were always there telling me that I can do it pushing me picking me up mentally after games. One thing that sticks with me that my family shared with me is never give up even through tough times if you want something you have to go for it don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do it.
When times are down, we are supposed to be the ones who create what we have to do when we have to. I feel like when I’m on the court we have to do what we have to do to win. I will do whatever I have to do to win. I believe in myself and everything that’s going on. I feel like I can play at any level whenever I put my mind to it, so when I’m put in a place to compete I will succeed.
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