In this episode of the Laker Film Room Podcast, Pete and I talked with Brandon Ingram’s skills trainer Micah Lancaster of I’m Possible Training.
In our discussion with Lancaster, he gets into the skill training he does and really dives deep into the type of work sessions he puts his players through. We then got into the work he’s done with Ingram, specifically digging into the aspects of his training related to remaining balanced on his jumper and improving his handle, how Ingram’s length and body type impacts the different ways he goes through their workouts, and how even though their work focused on the offensive side of the ball there are benefits to helping Ingram defensively as well.
What’s clear throughout our discussion is the core belief Lancaster has in Ingram’s trajectory as a player. Lancaster noted several times that Ingram is a curious and diligent worker, that he’s open to learning about and improving weaknesses in his game, and how his young age gives (Lancaster) a real belief in how much better he can get. Lancaster finishes the discussion by calling on his experiences working with former LeBron James teammates Kyrie Irving and Mario Chalmers to offer his thoughts on how Ingram might fit next to Lakers’ newest superstar.
I found this discussion fascinating and really informative, offering Pete and I (and hopefully all of you) insight into an area of player development that we don’t often get an insider perspective on. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Special thanks again to Lancaster for giving his time and talking to Pete and I.
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