Podcast 12: What It Takes To Be Great

what it takes to be great

So many players want a quick fix.

In basketball it doesn’t exist.

When a player asks me what they should do to become a better player they often don’t like the answer I have for them.

Wake up at 5:30 every morning, go to sleep early, eat right, and schedule your life around your basketball improvement.

I’m telling you…

Basketball is a fun sport and if you want to play it and have fun that’s great.

But if you want to compete at a high level, have little kids look up to, and test your true grit then it takes a lot of time, energy and sacrifice.

That’s some of the stuff we are going to talk about in today’s podcast.

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In This Weeks Episode We Cover:

Weekly Takeaways

  • The first thing you should do when working out by yourself.
  • Some great options to use once the ball goes into the post.
  • This weeks Youtube video: Vertical Leap Pool Exercise

Strange Basketball Thoughts

  • By focusing on certain touch points you can directly impact your wins/loss record.

Funny Viral Basketball Video

I just want to add too that the next game Chris Paul responded with 41 points and 17 assists.

Check it out:

What It Takes

  • Stories of me in high school
  • Stories of me in college
  • Tips for staying motivated

Quote of the Week

It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog.

- Mark Twain

Question of the Week

Shehab Salem asks:

"Why do I play much better in 1 on 1 and 3 on 3 then in an actual 5 on 5 game?"



  • Martins Okemdi

    Reply Reply April 15, 2015

    Your podcasts are always the best, Augie. More strength to your elbow! I and my teammates were looking forward to last week’s podcast but it wasn’t put up…we sincerely hope you are alright. Once again, keep up the great job!!!

    • Augie Johnston

      Reply Reply April 17, 2015


      Thanks for following the podcast. I missed last week simple and plain. My parents were in Europe visiting me and I put that as top priority since I only had a week with them. This weeks is up shortly though.

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