Posted On: 08/30/19 5:16 PM

During the period between AAU and the start of the season players have the opportunity to improve their skills. The best players try to learn new skills or perfect/expand skills they already possess. Puresweat trainer David Ruckman has been a big part of this journey for many girls in Southern Illinois. I was able to observe another one of his sessions this week. In this article I will discuss a few of those players and what they are doing to improve their game with Coach Ruckman.

Coach Ruckman worked with a group of 4 players this night. Two are guards, one is a wing and one is  4/5. The focus of the night was ball handling, passing and finishing at the rim. The girls were coached to use multiple ball handling moves to change direction and clear space. In addition they worked on various finishing moves to expand their options around the basket.

The players I observed were:

  • Amelia Bell is a 6’0 2021 4/5 from O’Fallon. Amelia is really working hard to improve her game away from the basket. She is improving her ball handling and ability to move without the ball. As a post most of her life

Illinois All Access Pass

Subscribe to Prep Girls Hoops Illinois to get access to all premium articles and prospect rankings for as little as $2 per week!