I played on an all-black high school team and we didn't want people saying that we were clowns.
I was taught to play that way when I was in high school and even before I got to high school.
They should have a rule: in order to be a sportswriter, you have to have played that sport, at some level; high school, college, junior college, somewhere. Or, you should have had to have been around the game for a long time.
You see what happens in college and high school games today - a three-point shot or a dunk. I think that's the reason that you see a lot of that in the pros today.
I don't think that players learn how to play any other aspect of the game in high school or college.
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