In this segment of Nike Pro Answers, Jay Bilas, addresses Basketball IQ: the Mental Aspects of Becoming a better player.
“You have to be a really good listener, you have to listen and accept coaching and be able to act on it.”
There is a huge difference between “listening” and “hearing.” All of us “hear” the sound or the spoken word, but “listening” denotes comprehension, understanding and further, the ability to act. Developing that mental toughness.
“You have to be able to concentrate. That requires mental toughness. You have to be able to concentrate and move on to the next play.”