Posted On: 03/24/20 2:05 PM

Defense...defense...defense.

Does defense win championships? Can a great offense stop a great defense?

I tend to believe both can be correct, but it is paramount to be a good defender with the abundance of natural ability South Florida has. This region has a ton of raw talent, but talent in most cases can can only get you so far. Establishing a foundation of strong defense can lift you above your counterparts and impress college scouts.

Defense, in my view, is as much about physical talent as effort, passion and commitment. A smart and disciplined defender can play huge dividends in a game that might not always reflect in the box score. For every dunk you see on ESPN, there is a steal or missed shot in the last two minutes of a contest that makes a difference in the final outcome because of strong defense. 

As much as we want to be perfect, every player goes through offensive slumps. A ball can rattle around the rim even when we think we took the perfect shot. Defense, on the other hand, should never go through a slump. The one thing it can expose is laziness and reflect yourself as an unprepared

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