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GYM ADDRESS:

1011 3rd Ave

Longview WA 98632

MAILING ADDRESS:

PO Box 1545

Longview, WA 98632​

James Fraley

360-562-6363

director@rootsbasketball.com

December 10, 2018

Imagine you had a job that kept you on the road, away from home, for six months.

Dorothy in the Wizard Oz proclaimed there's no place like home. Professional umpire Kyle McCrady of Longview would agree. Unfortunately, anywhere McCrady works is anything, but home.

"I spen...

October 29, 2018

“It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.”

Enough said. 

September 12, 2018

R.A. Long High and Lewis and Clark College alumnus Scott Pisapia has joined the women’s basketball coaching staff at Lewis and Clark as an assistant coach to first-year head coach Kristina Williams.

“I have a soft spot in my heart for our campus and the city of Portland...

June 17, 2018

Aging can be a sneaky little critter.

Those steps you've traversed for years suddenly jump up and grab you. You stub your toe and you stumble.

The end table was never an obstacle. Your body radar always steered you clear. You could do it blindfolded. But as the years pil...

May 21, 2018

Like most sports, basketball is all about the numbers. Final score. Shooting percentage. Free throw percentage. Rebounding totals. The numbers have basketball surrounded.
Coaches draw from the numbers where to coach, who to play, what offense to run, what defense to ru...

May 8, 2018

Zach Walton turns 21 on May 21, but the 6-foot-6 basketball swingman from Morton, Wa., has already opened one of his most treasured gifts - a National Letter of Intent to play basketball next season at Drexel University in Philadelphia.

In signing with Drexel Dragons, W...

March 30, 2018

 (Photo Credit: Grace Kinch) 

Talent.

If you have talent, you can win.

Not necessarily.
 
Take the University of Washington Huskies in Coach Lorenzo Romar's last few seasons for example. From 2010 to 2017, Washington had seven first round NBA picks, including the...

February 3, 2018

What is AAU basketball good for? Here are 5 reasons: 

1. Competing with new teammates and for a new coach. Can be refreshing, can put you in a new position that makes you learn new skills, and can help you learn new things by playing alongside new players.

2. Playing aga...

September 29, 2017

Ball screens happen all over the court. 

Next time you're playing tell your big to position their ball screen right on the 3-point line, straddling the line with each leg. 

What does this do?

It puts the defense in a vulnerable situation because you are in scoring positio...

August 18, 2017

Dribbling low to the ground helps you with 3 things:

1. Protection: the ball has less distance to travel from your hand to the ground when you are dribbling low. With that being said, the ball spends more time in your hand and less time out in space. When the ball is in...

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