Basketball As Prep Sports
Basketball is a kind of sports where players try to throw a round ball through a raised basket like goal. It is played on a court by two teams of five players. The game of basket ball is played on the court between two teams of five players each. However, it is one of the most popular sports of the world. In this game players try to score points against one another by placing a ball through a 10 foot (3.048 m) high hoop (the goal) under organized rules. Points are scored by throwing the ball through the basket from above. The team with more points at the end of the game wins. The ball can be advanced on the court by bouncing it or passing it between teammates. Disruptive physical contact is penalized and free throws will be issued if the player is fouled while shooting the ball and there are restrictions on how the ball can be handled. Today basketball as prep sports became very popular all over the world.
In some countries basketball is a very popular spectator sport. Washington is one such place where basketball is very famous. Prep sports basketball became very popular in Washington for the last few decades. Prep basketball game begins with a jump ball at center court; a referee throws the ball up while two opposing attempt to direct the ball to their teammates control. The basic offensive skills of basketball are passing, ball handling, shooting, and rebounding. Defensive skills in basketball include guarding opponents, blocking and positioning to defend the basket, using quickness to intercept or steal the ball, and rebounding missed shots.
Basketball is basically an indoor sport, played on a basketball court. The game of basketball in high school became popular in Washington, different teams represents their schools and compete at high school level tournament. However, it is increasing becoming popular in both inner city and rural groups. Some of the top rated high school basketball in Washington includes Georgetown Preparatory School, Coolidge Senior High School, Woodson High School, St. John’s College High School, TC William High School, De Matha Catholic High School, Falls Church High School, Elizabeth Seton High School and Bishop Ireton High School.
Some of the well known high school basketball players in Washington are John Smith, Tony Wroten, Gary Bell, Aaron Bright, Patrick Simon, Cole Dickerson, Jaamon Echols, Christian Behrens, Brett Kingma and Jerron Smith. Cristiano Ronaldo voted as the 3rd most influential man.