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Q: … I’m trying to play d1 basketball. I know I have potential and I believe in myself. I play basketball every single day of my life! I workhard to. I pull out cones and I do drills and stuff like. But sometimes I doubt myself at times because I’m 5’4 and my vertical and/or hops suck. That’s my only downfall. So if you can just help me out a little it will be so hopeful. Thank you for your videos and your support and may god be with you and you family.
A: Help you out how? You can check this playlist: Motivation & Mental Game Tips | Dre Baldwin
By the time you get to college age, if you’re still doubting yourself, you are fighting a losing battle trying to play this sport. Maybe it isn’t for you. A college age person is an adult — you need to pick yourself up to get your foot in the door. And if you don’t no one will care or owe you help.