Today our guest Earl Boykins former NBA players who played for New Jersey Nets, Cleavland Cavaliers, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Bobcats, Golden State Warriors, Bucks, Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets.
He was also USA Basketball Athlete of the year all at 5’5″. Earl is proof that you can do anything that you dream about as long as you focus and put in the work! He now runs Boykins Basketball Academy in Denver Colorado and he coaches Douglas County Boys Basketball team in Castle Rock, CO. In this episode Earl tells us about his journey to the NBA and how to play in the NBA at any size.
The one thing that Earl Boykins encourages every player to work on is Ball Handling.
“You need to be able to get to anywhere that you want on the floor.” – Earl Boykins
Connect with Earl Here:
or email Earl at: earl at boykinsbasketball dot com
What is the Hoopchalk Basketball Podcast?
The Hoopchalk Basketball Podcast is the best Youth Basketball podcast for young AAU basketball players and their families. Our motto is – NO MORE GUESS WORK! Our mission is to help young basketball players and their families successfully navigate the ever-changing world of youth basketball.
In this podcast we will unlock all of the locked doors that have become road blocks for youth basketball players. We will also help those who dream, but have no idea how to move towards their basketball dreams. Figuring it out alone is a pretty daunting task. I was in your shoes. My son Moses and I invite you to learn from our wins and our losses. We hope it will help someone else in their journey toward their dreams. In this podcast, we will cover everything about youth basketball – from what to look for when joining a team, to college recruiting, to social media, and even how to develop the mental toughness that will allow your young athlete to soar in games.
“There I was with this kid who wanted to follow his dream of playing pro basketball and, as a non-basketball parent, I had no idea how to make it happen. When I asked others, I constantly heard things like – ‘You just have to be good and people will find you.’ I knew that waiting for the phone to ring couldn’t be the key to success. So I started digging and I found out that, like every career, there is an actual path that you MUST take to even have a chance. I am excited to share my findings with you. Let’s work together to make this happen for our little and not-so-little ballers!” – Troy Horne
See you inside episode 5! Troy and Moses Horne hoopchalk.com