Former Duke basketball standout picks up shooting tips from the best

Former Duke basketball standout Cam Reddish (Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)
Former Duke basketball standout Cam Reddish (Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports) /

A former Duke basketball sharpshooter is picking up tips from one of the best in NBA history.

Offseason workouts in the NBA have become a trend with younger players trying to pick up tips from veterans, and one former Duke basketball player is trying to work on his outside game.

Cam Reddish, one of the top-rated recruits in Duke’s loaded 2018 recruiting class, showed some inconsistencies in his one season in Durham and in his rookie season with the Atlanta Hawks

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So the rising second-year player took things into his own hands and went out to California to work out with arguably the best shooter in NBA history, Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry.

Reddish shot 33.3 percent from 3-point range at Duke and 33.2-percent in his rookie season with the Hawks. Curry is a career 43.5-percent 3-point shooter, all with the Warriors.

Shooting is not the only thing the Duke basketball product picked up

While it is clear that shooting was most likely the main thing the two players spoke about, Reddish was also able to pick Curry’s brain about how to prepare for life ahead as a professional.

Not everyone can be a LeBron James, Zion Williamson, or Ja Morant and have a very small adjustment period in the NBA, and the two-time MVP Curry also had a significant adjustment period as he dealt with injury woes on below-average teams early in his career.

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Reddish, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, was expecting to see his Hawks team compete for the postseason, but a slow start out of the games, coupled with the NBA’s stoppage in March, derailed any chances Atlanta had at reaching the postseason.

The two players will put their workouts to the test as the NBA is set to begin its 2020-21 regular season on December 22.

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