Originally Posted by 623baller
looking to score every time is correct
trying to score every time is incorrect
being a scoring threat opens up things for you and your teammates
there's a fine line between putting up shots every time versus putting up good shots every time
I'm going to go ahead and quote this one more time for emphasis. I'm currently working through this with my 9th grade brother. He's a real solid player, but over the course of the game there will still be many instances where he'll touch the ball with clearly no interest in scoring. He'll essentially set himself up as a middleman. Defenses pick up on this and it will actually hamper a teams' chance of scoring once they realize there's only four guys on the floor capable of scoring each time down the court.