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Here I do my best to paint pictures of my playing experiences. My #1 goal in starting this site and writing about this stuff is to make the stories enjoyable and share-worthy for even those who are not interested in basketball. For a full-length look into my early days in hoops, get my book “Buy A Game” (free PDF — File –> Save/Save As… and it’s yours). 

My basketball ability features some God-given talent but not that much — I mean, I played Division 3 college basketball and wasn’t recruited out of high school (read below to learn about that) — my best talent is persistence. My game comes from hours of practicing, period.

Basketball is what I do most — whether it be playing, working out, training players, posting video, taking photos, writing about the game… you get the point. I diversify into other arenas and do a myriad of other things, and basketball is my passion. The competition and the long-time aspect of improving and beating my peers is what I love most about it; these aspects can also be found in other vocations, which is why I know I won’t be sitting on my hands when I’m done playing the game on a daily basis.

Since my first contract in September 2005, I have signed and played for 5 different teams worldwide, and been to the following countries at one time or another: Lithuania, Mexico, Germany, England, Croatia and Montenegro (former Yugoslavia). According to, 18,382 players in professional and semi-professional leagues outside the USA in 2008-09. 1,484 Americans played in 2008-09 season overseas. So we add in 400 for the guys in the NBA (throw in a couple hundred for college kids if you like also), factor in a world population of 6,781,521,494 (as of 5/22/09), that places in me in the top (less than) 1% in the known universe for my basketball ability. Neat, huh?

The following are stories about my experiences playing and the places I’ve been. The most important thing about these experiences and my recollection of the is that I am honest about what I speak on — if I wasn’t what would it be worth? — so know that while you peruse.

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  1. What’s up bro I was wondering if you ever suffered from jumpers knee it’s effected my opportunitys

  2. Hey Dre, Im 17 years old Im 6’2 175 pounds. I live in Zimbabwe (but Im american) and am in contact with coaches from William and Mary as well as Boston University. My goal right now is to work everyday and just get better as well as put on some weight. I have a personal trainer helping me with explosiveness, speed and strength. I am at a “walk on” level right now for these division 1 schools but understand that I am not the only one who wishes to walk on so I need to be the top player in that aspect. As I said I want nothing more than to play in college, and although you say to take 100% credit for your own success, I wanted to say thank you because without your videos and tips I dont think I’d have the motivation and I’d be lacking guidelines. Thank you for the help and please dont stop helping kids who aspire to play at the next level whatever that may be!!!

  3. Hi Dre i’m 20yrs old first year university and planning to be tryout for the basketball team as PG what would be the best advice for me after not playing for 2yrs in order to get back on my game on a higher level to the pros afterwards. What are the most important thing i should be training for and how should i train for PG?

  4. lukamon sinon

    dre, i’ve been working out at the gym getting some shots i work hard, but when i play in games, i feel like all of that workout has disappeared and i get nervous and i feel like there is no way around it, i need some advice dre.

  5. Jorbik Mastauskas

    Dre, should i imitate the players is see on ballislife or nba to get better?

  6. Filip Velkovski

    Dre i’m 14 years old i’m going to be a freshman after the summer i’m a very talented basketball player from Macedonia 6’3 SF and i want to ask you can i go pro right after high school if a team wants me here in my country or will i need to go to college i want to do something like Brandon Jennings did go pro right after high school.

    • Filip there is only one Brandon Jennings so focus on you and not him. You’re 14 -- accomplish things where you are now and worry about the pros if/when you get to that level. You must prove yourself in HS first.

  7. Dre, do you play pro basketball? because you really work hard alot for basketball and your physical abilities i just wanna know haha.

  8. dre, i’m really soft and i wanna get my body harder because my coach needs me to get in the paint to score, do you have any suggestions for me?

  9. Dre, i just appreciate you and the videos you upload on youtube, you did not only help me physically, but mentally, and nobody in youtube gives motivation than you are. Keep up the good work.

  10. how can i be as strong as lebron james? i’m 14 and i want to be as strong like him but how? do i need to play basketball everyday?

  11. is mindset more important than skills?

  12. Dre, how can i become quicker and more aggresive i’m a little fat but how can i train to be quicker? any suggestions?

  13. Dre, what workouts or drills can i do to improve my scoring?

  14. Carlo Marcelino

    Dre, i don’t know why but when i play basketball with someone i’m scared of i feel weak and hopeless and i feel like i’m never gonna win.

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