We looked inside some of the tweets by @P3sportscience and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
Our Director of Biomechanics provides a breakdown of @luka7doncic as the #NBAdraft approaches. In addition to possessing great positional size and very competitive lateral acceleration, Luka Doncic demonstrates elite physical qualities associated with braking/change of direction.
.@Jarrettjack03 on the comeback! 💪📈
Both athletes reside within our Big-Plus cluster - a group that combines elite measurables (height, reach, etc.) with 'plus' vertical and lateral movement skills. Each athlete possesses unique tools that they use to perform effectively on the defensive end of the floor.
Looking at 538's DRAYMOND rankings from last season, it was awesome - though maybe not entirely unexpected - to see two athletes (@dfavors14 and @Loon_Rebel5) whose defensive work often goes under-appreciated, rank in the top 10.
While there are undoubtedly many factors that contribute to one's ability to defend successfully, the concept of closing-down open offensive players falls in-line with many of the qualities studied over the course of an assessment at P3.
Last week, @NateSilver538 of FiveThirtyEight published this article ( https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/a-better-way-to-evaluate-nba-defense/ ) on a new measure of defensive effectiveness, incorporating a defender's ability to minimize the openness of shooters.
First offseason working with @JusAnderson1. In addition to being a very impressive athlete, he has a really good training background-which he attributes to his time at @UVAMensHoops with coach Mike Curtis.
Here we paired a unilateral strength exercise with a seated box jump!🏋️♂️🏀
One of our amateur athletes going through data-driven training during his summer break. This is an athlete that has made it through the AAU gauntlet relatively healthy! 🙏
Thread: The second and final part of my series follows prominent youth athletes in their quest to make the NBA — all told through the eyes of medical experts, sports scientists and others who are forced to repair younger and younger players. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27148543/under-knife-exposing-america-youth-basketball-crisis
Also, shoutout to @adidasHoops for facilitating the basketball camps that didn’t involve a basketball. Shoe companies play a huge role in AAU and kids playing all of the time, but there were measures being taken to help kids with their bodies prior to recent NCAA “scandal”. https://twitter.com/P3sportscience/status/1149678654554664960
This is why we started doing basketball camps for elite youth players that don't involve a basketball! 💡💡 https://twitter.com/espn/status/1149410345099902977
Hard to believe it’s @dfavors14 9th off-season training at P3. @PelicansNBA fans should be very excited as Derrick is in great shape with a few months left to build! Derrick’s first session back focused on some fundamental physical qualities that are important for him. 🏀💪
Thread: Today, ESPN is publishing part one of my two-part series on the spike of NBA injuries and why experts are deeply concerned that young players today are physically breaking down at an alarming rate. “It is grave,” one NBA GM told me. https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/27125793/these-kids-ticking-bombs-threat-youth-basketball
.@dallascowboys LB Sean Lee is currently in “strength speed” phase of his training and has been posting some of his best power outputs at P3. The target velocity for this session was 0.8 m/s. 🤠💪
One month to go! With just 30 spots left, come hear @PaulBLaursen, @enda_king, @rjbutler_dptphd, @Docorange1, @SamMehtaDPT, @leidersdorf, & James LaValle speak! Cost is just $100, and NSCA/NATA CEU's available; https://www.adventhealth.com/business/next-level-sports-medicine-conference