Kennedy Chandler has been listening a lot lately as he prepares for the NBA draft, which will play a role in his professional basketball future.
Chandler, a point guard who played in Tennessee for a year and then declared himself eligible for the draft, was advised by those he trusted to take a path that includes Sanford Sports.
While Chandler can certainly be called “the elite” in terms of his abilities and aspirations, it’s important to note that his work in the complex is available to anyone looking to improve their basketball career.
“People from my circle and my agent told me that this is the best way out for me,” said Chandler. “Today I checked everything – I made sure that everything is in order, and my body is straight. I didn’t have any injuries, but if I did, I would know what I can do to heal.”
NBA draft tied
As a Rep 1 Sports client, Chandler traveled to Sioux Falls, South Dakota in preparation for the process leading up to the June 23 NBA draft. in Irvine, California for over a month of comprehensive training and skill development.
Like the Rep 1 athletes who trained at Sanford POWER for the NFL Draft—this year saw a record 11 clients selected—Chandler, Tai Tai Washington, Terrell Brown Jr., and Max Christie participated in several events to show pro teams what they are capable. . For Washington, Chandler and Christie, this included the NBA’s unification in Chicago.
At Sanford POWER, this presents an interesting challenge. The college season ends in March and the NBA draft ends in June. This is not a very large window, although in this case it is clear that the staff and athletes made the most of it.
How Sanford POWER Helps
“You look at the amount of time you put into them and find ways to make an impact,” said Kurt True, CEO of Sanford POWER Irvine. “These guys were the best guys in college – they are on the court a lot and their bodies are probably a little worn out after the season. We have to ask ourselves: where can we help them make the most improvement in terms of recovery?”
This includes injury prevention training that is specific to individual athletes. Minimizing susceptibility to injury is not necessarily a universal situation.
“When they’re training for NBA teams, how do we make sure they’re sleek, fit, and healthy?” True said. “This is what we need. Also, how can we help them in areas that will make their games better?”
POWER Athletes Perspective
Chandler, who is 6’1″ and weighs 170 pounds, wants to get stronger. It sounds simple, but with the right approach, he will need the experience of Sanford, which he surrounded himself with in Irvine.
NBAdraft.net says of Chandler, “A lightning-fast quarterback who improved dramatically during his first season in Tennessee…Creates a ton of space for himself on the drive with a lightning-quick first pitch and tremendous speed when he comes down.”
“Working with these people will help because they know what they’re doing,” Chandler said of his time at Sanford POWER. “They are preparing me for what I will see in the NBA – just feel like I will see it at the next level. Training in Irvine got better every single day.”
Washington, 6’3″, 197 pounds, is most likely to be drafted in the first round after averaging 12.5 points per game in a single season in Kentucky. NBAdraft.net says, “His ability to create offense for both himself and his teammates while limiting losses bodes well for his long-term future.”
Brown, 6’3″, 185 pounds, averaged 21.7 points per game for the Washington Huskies last season, leading the Pac-12 in scoring and steals (2.2 per game) and earning first honors. teams in all conferences.
Christie, 6-foot-5, 190 pounds, was a Michigan State five-star rookie averaging 9.3 points in a single season with the Spartans.
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