After graduating from Harvard University and leaving behind a college career that saw Brandyn Curry rank fifth all-time on the school's assist list with 489 assists, the hard working point guard wasted no time planning for the future.
Curry -- who helped lead Harvard to a prominent run in the NCAA Tournament by going 27-5 overall during 2013-14 – turned his attention to his professional career and training accordingly for the upcoming 2014-15 season.
Now as Curry awaits to see where his basketball journey will continue, he remains dedicated to his offseason training program and working with trainer Scotty Scott of Charlotte, North Carolina-based Scott’s Creations.
Scott recently spoke with Scorers 1st about his training services and Curry's overall development this offseason...
For those not familiar with Scott’s Creations, can you give us some background on your training and player development service?
As president of Scott’s Creations, I provide personal training and skill development while focusing on a skill set even the most advanced basketball player didn't even know existed. I have been working with athletes for the last decade, most notably Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors since he was 15-years old. It's not only about drills, because most developed players already have the fundamentals down. Instead, there is more of an emphasis on dribble moves, dribble combinations and every way imaginable to create space off the bounce in order to make a more dynamic player. As part of my services, I also teach each athlete how to run faster, jump higher, improve their footwork, first step explosion, quickness, lateral movement and overall explosiveness.
How do you prepare and plan to work with a player?
Each workout begins with a dynamic warm up utilizing the quads, hamstrings, glutes and shoulders for work. Next, we go into stationary shooting from mid range to three point range combined with an array of shots from out of triple threat position totaling 200 makes. From there, it depends on what I am teaching for that day: whether it be hesitation moves, ball screen work, dribble moves, off the ball screen work or dribble combinations finishing at the rim, with floaters, runners, pull ups, step backs and threes so every type of shot is performed that may occur in a game. With over 36 structured workouts, athletes are provided with a wide variety of training and development options where he/she is constantly challenged.
Next we go into my read and react segment where the athlete responds to my verbal cues out of whatever was just taught to help increase their reaction and creative abilities when in action. Following that, he/she attacks me one on one to simulate live game action placing a limit on the amount of dribbles he/she can take to get off their shot. We finish every workout with loaded plyometric work to improve neuromuscular efficiency and help them become more explosive vertically, horizontally, and laterally.
You have been busy putting in work with Scorers 1st own Brandyn Curry. How has the training been going and how often are the sessions?
Brandyn has been a joy to work with. He gives all he has in every drill, has a great feel for the game and a very high basketball IQ. He is a strong player with an uncanny ability to defend, crafty ball handler, has unlimited range on his jump shot, wants to learn and is a hard worker who will be a great addition to any team. He works out with me 6 days a week for an hour and a half each day.
What do you hope will be the result of your training with Brandyn?
Through his hard work and dedication, I hope to see Brandyn playing professionally in the NBA or overseas this coming season. He is motivated from within, has a great self-discipline and a relentless work ethic. Having his dream become a reality would be another very proud moment for me and the work we do at Scott’s Creations. It couldn't happen to a better young man.
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