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Jay Triano, head coach of the Canadian Men's National Basketball team, responds to your trickiest Ask JT question.

From David in Fall River, Nova Scotia:
How long do you think you should practice a day in minutes or hours? Just trying to make my game better.

Jay Triano:
Obviously, the more you practice the better; however, it is not the quantity of your practicing, but the quality of your practicing. Everything that you do after warming up should be at game speed. Practice does not make perfect, but perfect practice makes perfect. Make sure that you include all aspects of the game in your practice. Some people just shoot. It is important to practice your lateral movement in a defensive slide position. Practice your ball-handling, your rebounding and your passing. There is more to the game than just shooting.