In Basketball, Versatility Is Key
Houston's Nicole Walz, a 7th Grader at Memorial Middle School, wants her game to be as versatile as her favorite basketball player, the WNBA's Elena Delle Donne.
The 6'5" Donne is known for having the ability to play all five positions on the basketball floor. Walz wants to do the same.
And though her trainer- Houston's Cedric Crawford- Walz is working at acquiring the skills to play at every position.
"I train all my players to be versatile," says Crawford. "The way the game of basketball has evolved, you simply cannot be a one-dimensional basketball player. You have to be able to play multiple positions."
Each week, Crawford and Walz train at the Life Time Athletic- City Centre in downtown Houston. Crawford says Walz loves any drill which allows her to use her beloved spin move.
And after a workout, how does Walz unwind and recharge?
"She's big fan of watching [80's TV sitcom Full House]," said a smiling Crawford.
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