For some, it was all about meeting their favorite player. To some, it was understanding how one of the top PGs in the A works on his moves and develops his skills. For a select few, it will be an experience they’ll forever treasure. Boston Celtic and Red Bull athlete Rajon Rondo is in town for the last part of his Red Bull King of the Rock Tour, mainly for some R&R and to give back to the game and his fans. Yesterday, he gave a Skills Clinic to some of the best high school/college UAAP and NCAA players at the RONAC Art Center. Players like Kiefer and Thirdy Ravena (Ateneo), Baser Amer (San Beda), Kevin Alas (Letran), Thomas Torres (DLSU), and a host of others got to work out and learn a thing or two from the 3-time NBA All-Star. Rondo was assisted by recent Jones Cup champion coach Chot Reyes, Norman Black, Jimmy Alapag, Tony De La Cruz and a string of other assistant coaches.
Being around Rondo made you appreciate the way he treats, understands, and learns the game. Even with the types of moves/skills he taught, you know that it’s all about getting from point A to point B. He emphasized that you don’t have to be flashy or have a lot of fancy moves, but it’s really about making the right one. From dribbling, spinning, faking, euro stepping and the floater, the players all had a chance to live out how Rondo trains at the highest level.
Oh, and what was Rondo wearing? Olympic VIIs.
Today, Rondo will be dropping by San Juan National High School for a mini clinic and to turn over a refurbished court worked on by Red Bull Product of Europe. For more info and updates, follow Basketball TV (@BTVHoops), Sole Movement (@solemovement) and Red Bull Philippines (@redbullph) on twitter.
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