Here is the 2nd player we introduce to you as a part of the “Video & Stats Talk” series.
Kevin Bleeker is a big man on a mission. Since his graduation from Canisius College (US) he has been growing each season and this season with Landstede Hammers he’s made a good name for himself playing both in the Dutch Basketball League as well as the FIBA Europe Cup.
We put together a number of questions sent forward by our owner Mr. Duran to Kevin Bleeker to go over:
– what are the 5 critical aspects of your opponent to focus on?
– how do you prepare for your opponent utilizing video?
At Landstede Hammers we watch video on team plays, tendencies and things they do different than other teams collectively. We get sent clips individually of all the things we watched together, as well as individual clips of players. That way you can prepare by looking at your possible matchups.
– Do you solely rely on the cuts shared by assistant coaches?
– What stats do you look at in your opponent in order to check for weaknesses?
I check his fouls per game to see if he’s foul prone, his blocks per game so I know if I have to use more shot fakes around the rim, his offensive rebounds per game to find out if I have to really focus on boxing him out, even in situations where I wouldn’t expect it. I also always check his free throw percentage. If he shoots a low percentages I’m more likely to foul him in situations where he has me beat, to make him earn his points from the line.
We’d like to thank Kevin for his time and wish him well for next season!
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