UofL WBB | Asia Durr's Shooting Regimen Is The Secret To Her Success

02/05/2018 03:31 PM

Louisville women’s basketball guard Asia Durr is quickly becoming a star in the sport. She makes her shot look easy and to her, it is. That’s because of the hundreds of hours she’s spent on the practice court.

“I do seven spots, ten makes of mid-range, then I- after that I do 25 free throw makes, then after that I do three-points- three-point shots, seven spots, around once and then I go around again. So it’s 14 spots, 100 makes. Ten times ten, 100. Right? And then after that I do 25 more free throws and then I do pull-ups and then I do 25 more free-throws and then i do ten in a row free throws and then I do three three’s in a row. And that’s it,” Durr explained of her strict shooting regimen that she does daily.

Durr has done the same shooting routine since she was a kid. She’s driven each day by a love for the game and a drive to be better than the day before.

“I tell kids all the time, ‘you can get what you want. Just dream high, but you have to work. It’s not going to be handed to you.’ Like, everybody thinks I just, you know, handed this. I wasn’t,” Durr told Spectrum News. “Nobody sees when I was up at six in the morning, training at five in the morning, when I was in the gym for three or four hours each night after a high school basketball practice. Nobody saw that. It was hard and it’s still hard, but it’s fun as well.”

Something else no one saw, the Cardinals having a 24-1 record at this point in the year, thanks in part to Durr’s incredible work ethic.

The junior guard is averaging 20 points a game this season, but she wants to do more.

“People become satisfied with, you know, how they play if they score a certain amount of points, but for me that’s not the case, because it’s not just about scoring,” Durr explained. “Like I’m trying to get my passing skills up, I’m trying to crash the boards well. The coaches have been on me like a lot this year because I’m not just a scorer. I’m trying to do more than just score, so that’s what I’ve been in the film room- more about this year. I’m just trying to be, you know, an all-around player.”

Head Coach Jeff Walz can be hard on her, but she is her own worst critic.

“I’m hard on myself, because I know what I can do and I’ve spent so much time in the gym practicing, working on shots that you know, I practiced for years and years and years. So, I’m hard on myself when those shots don’t go in, but you also have to tell yourself ‘next play,’” Durr added.

So you’ll find her spending half an hour each day on the practice court that her All-American banner overlooks, waiting on that next play.

Durr and the Cardinals are back in action Wednesday at the KFC Yum! Center as they play host to Clemson. Tip-off is set for 7:00 p.m. eastern.

Lyndsey Gough

Lyndsey is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News. You can catch Lyndsey’s work on Sports Night, the only nightly show dedicated to covering everything from high school to college sports in Kentucky. She loves covering all sports but it’s the personal stories that really stand out to Lyndsey, like the story of a community coming together to remember high school track start Trinity Gay who was killed. Lyndsey came to Spectrum News from WBKO in Bowling Green where she was an Anchor, Reporter and Producer covering news and sports. She’s a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of UK. Sports Night airs at 6:30 and 10:30 weeknights on Spectrum News. If you have a story idea for Lyndsey email her at Lyndsey.gough@charter.com.

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