We often hear of players focusing on improving their game during the long, hot days of summer, spending an inordinate amount of time in gyms scattered across the nation or even the world. Many of these players are putting in the time in an attempt to hone their talent in the hopes that one day they may be remembered as one of the best players of their generation.
We hear vague tales of shooting, ball-handling, and conditioning drills concocted by specialized skills coaches that are equal parts grueling and mysterious. Other than a random Vine here or 15-second video clip there, we rarely get to experience a glimpse at what goes on after the video ends, what the workouts actually entail.
Andrew Wiggins is one example. This past summer, Wiggins put in many hours attempting to improve upon his shot as well as his ball-handling abilities so that he may take the next step towards becoming the special player many think he has the ability to become. Luckily, the folks over at Whistle Sports (@WhistleSports on Twitter) were able to peel back the curtain for us a little and provide a glance at what exactly Wiggins worked on with all-star skills coach Drew Hanlen.