Team Canada head coach Jay Triano responds to your trickiest Ask JT question.
From Brittany in Owen Sound, ON:
What can you do to get to the highest level of your potential in basketball? Practice, set goals, work out, stay fit, eat healthy, what else?
I always say that to get better you need to play against better players. By playing better players you have an opportunity to see what others can do and then work at becoming better at that skill. This where you find out what type of competitor you are. When you become one of the best at your level it is time to move up and play better people. I played my best basketball with the National team after I had been cut by the Los Angeles Lakers. Playing against the pros made me better when I returned home.