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How to Become a Good Center | Basketball

December 1, 2019


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25 Comments

  • Reply Aarna Patel November 2, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Thank you

  • Reply Chad Diesel November 17, 2017 at 4:30 am

    I’m 3rd biggest on team (5’8”) but play center because I’m not athletic

  • Reply m w November 26, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Doesn't he look like Kyle Lowry lol

  • Reply SoupNC December 3, 2017 at 3:23 am

    I'm 11 years old and I'm 5'11

  • Reply Kentucky December 11, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Clearly im center because im 6.2 feet tall

  • Reply hamdy pendaliday December 14, 2017 at 3:48 am

    just intro? LOL

  • Reply NarwhalArts motɨoɴ desɨgɴer December 15, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    this helped with nothing, absolutely nothing. Your videos are so short that I get no information from them

  • Reply samantha sherman January 11, 2018 at 3:41 am

    for my entire basketball career, i've played point guard, shooting guard, small forward, and primarily power forward. i never played center. lucky for me, my coach is shifting my position from power forward to center half way through the season. my team has four players who are specific to center – one at 6"0, two at 5"9/10 and another at 5"9, but i play as the starting and lead center. i'm 5"8. i say all of this because height isn't everything. you need strength, stability, a good eye, and a good shot. here's why.

    strength: you're right in the paint. you're going to have cutters coming at you from all angles and you'll have to set a lot of screens. your rebounds have to be strong and you cannot let drives go through, so you'll have to block any layups or key passes.

    stability: if you're picking someone who is heavier or bigger than you, you need to have the balance and stability to stay on your feet during that screen. you have to be able to plant your feet properly on your rebounds, and be able to take nice, on balance shots from in the key when you've got a few people around you, likely trying to knock you off balance.

    good eye: screens are a come and go kind of thing. you need to know when to screen, and when to make an opening for a line and drive. you also need to be able to follow a shot properly – look at the ball instead of the basket, and predict where it's going in order to get your rebound, and put it up again, or get it to your point guard.

    good shot: passes to centers into the key will happen if you flash properly. your point guard and possibly your power forward (on a pass cut fill play, etc.) will make a pass to you if you're open, and you need to be able to square up and shoot from wherever you're at. layups should be easy, on both sides. your shot, at least from inside the paint, needs to be tight.

    if anyone is new to playing basketball or just center in general, DO NOT BE SCARED. i was afraid, but in my first game as a center, i got eight points. and it's just going to keep going up from there. be excited, work with your team, and ask your coach for some moves that you can pull after a pass in or something you could do during a tip off play, if your team and coach would be interested in attempting one (they're very accurate, i find. super great to get a nice easy 2 points to start the game). be ready for all the constructive criticism thrown your way, and be dangerous. be big.

  • Reply Anony Mous February 17, 2018 at 10:29 am

    I'm 14 5'6 and center in my team ! I'm a filipino

  • Reply LunarX February 27, 2018 at 7:06 am

    The dude sucked up all the world's oxygen with this explanation.

  • Reply kristofferson valenzuela April 12, 2018 at 12:23 am

    But im only 5'3 and im 11 years old

  • Reply G. Shumway April 30, 2018 at 11:34 pm

    "What's a center" asks every post-2014 NBA fan

  • Reply Jonathan Regalado July 10, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Nice story

  • Reply Atanas Dobrev August 6, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    I feel bad everytime when they say centre's should be around 7 ft tall im like 11 inches under that and still do good cause of my mass

  • Reply creeper plays :D August 8, 2018 at 10:03 pm

    Im 6ft6 14 years old 105kg should i play center

  • Reply Super K August 11, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    pretty much, slenderman is probably number 1# on defense world wide

  • Reply What tha FAAK December 17, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    iam 5 and iam 2 meters

  • Reply Big Reputations December 17, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    0:28 yeeaahhh

  • Reply Jenna Dilemma February 12, 2019 at 1:54 am

    Bro my coaches just put me as center and this did not help considering I'm 5'3

  • Reply Jacob Hyland April 4, 2019 at 12:10 am

    Short but good

  • Reply Jacob Hyland April 4, 2019 at 12:11 am

    Short but good

  • Reply Luka Cuda May 4, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Will I be a centre, I just turned 12 and I’m 5’7 and my strengths are rebounding and shot blocking, I just don’t know if I’m tall enough

  • Reply Nate white May 9, 2019 at 12:15 am

    Like if 6/9

  • Reply Kytron September 18, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Is a 6’3 center in 10th grade (JV 8th-10th grade) bad

  • Reply Headhunchotrey October 2, 2019 at 1:46 am

    So like why they only got a min vid for this

  • Reply Fluffy Jodi October 8, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    I play Power Forward at 5'6 and our Shooting Guard is taller than me at 5'9. Mostly because I have a big body that can withstand box outs and make box outs of my own. Hell, I cant even believe I can overpower the 6'2 Center of the opposing team.

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