Congratulations Ray Allen

Well it was only a matter of time before Ray Allen broke Reggie Miller’s all time three point record. Who is currently in the NBA that will break Ray’s record? What makes Ray so special is his work ethic and attention to detail. I still remember the first time I met Ray at UCONN. He was in his first year there. But you could already see that he had incredible focus and paid attention to detail. He watched everything that I did and listened to everything that I said. Lazar like focus. If you want to be great at something there are no shortcuts and you must be disciplined and focused. It is one thing to say that you want to be great and something else to actually become great. Ray has always been able to shoot the ball and he continually looks for ways to improve. He doesn’t take days off, he takes care of himself, watches what he eats, gets his rest and is constantly in motion. If you want to be a shooter you have to know how to play without the ball. Reggie and Ray two of the best shooters as well as two of the best moving without the ball. If you work hard to get open you will have your share of open looks and if you know how to run players off of screens you will get more open shots. Young kids have no clue as to how to play the game of basketball when it is not in their hands. A few years ago I was back at Coach Calhoun’s camp doing my shooting demo and I look over to my right and who is sitting there on the floor in the first row, wide eyed, focused as if he will pick up one more little tid bit to make him better shooter. None other than Ray Allen. Ray continue doing your thing and adding to your total.

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